Strength & Loyalty - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
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  • Summary: The Game, Akon, Twista, Mariah Carey and Bow Wow help with vocals--as does jailed group member Flesh-N-Bone--on the latest comeback attempt from the trio. Jermaine Dupri and will.i.am are among the producers.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
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  1. Considering how tight "Strength & Loyalty" is, it's not likely anybody is going to forget Bone Thugs-N-Harmony any time soon.
  2. A pleasant surprise after years of diminishing returns. [11 May 2007, p.74]
  3. Together, they have their tricky, intricate flow intact, and the songs are supremely melodic, sharply arranged to remind you of how tuneful and infectious hip-hop can be.
  4. A tight disc that skitters from track to shiny track with imagination and a renewed sense of rap's widened boundaries.
  5. 70
    The veteran group's dizzying flows remain flawless. [Jun 2007, p.90]
  6. A relatively solid return that should bring some new fans into the flock. [12 May 2007]
  7. The group’s gospel-gangsta fusion sounds as weird and as inevitable as ever. [7 May 2007]

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  1. JustinF
    Jun 3, 2007
    10
    them Bone boyz are Back!!!
  2. PratikT
    May 29, 2007
    10
    This album proves Bone Thugs n Harmony the best rapper band today. All the songs are very catchy and avoids sex and women things. One of my fav. albums of all time! Expand
  3. TJ
    May 30, 2007
    9
    This is a fantastic album by a group that seems to manager to weather the worst of storms. I have been a fan of the group since their early days, and my love for them keeps growing. Having said that, since the E1999 Eternal album, they really went away from what truly made them a legengary group (and also their namesake) - Harmony! They relied on only one or no band members doing the hook, and relegated their style to traditional hip hop styles with each member doing 16 bar verses between monotonous hooks. On this album, they go back to what made them the group that everyone loved. The melody/harmony on most of these tracks has not been present in their music, or all of hip hop, for years - For example, my favorite song, is actually the bonus track "Just Vibe", where you find the trio trading 4 bar verses and HARMONIZING. The absense of Bizzy goes without saying - a huge issue that I hope that group resolves for their next installment. But as long as they keep those two key elements of hamony and melody, then they will have no problem staying relevent for years to come - oh and the beats by swizzy and akon definitely don't hurt the situation! Expand
  4. NickS
    May 31, 2007
    7
    This is by far not the greatest CD released by BT&H. The Fleetwood Mac remake along with the song with Akon are the only 2 songs that stand out as very good tracks. All of the others are just OK to me. Expand