Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mo Thugs - Family Scriptures

Mo Thugs Family is an All-Star project as known as Mo Thug Records, Mo Thug Soldiers and Mighty Mo. Many members who were close to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were signed. In the summer of 1997, the group mourned the loss of Paul "Tombstone" O'Neil of the Graveyard Shift who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1999 their record label Relativity Records was bought by Loud Records at the time of sale. Layzie Bone resumed where his brother, Flesh-n-Bone, left off as the new Mo Thugs leader. Their first album entitled "Family Scriptures" was released in 1996 which spawned two hit singles: "Thug Devotion" and "Take Your Time". The album went Platinum. Their second album, "Family Scriptures Chapter II: Family Reunion", which was released in 1998 spawned two singles: "All Good", and and their most successful hit to date, "Ghetto Cowboy". This album also went Platinum. It also introduced several new members, such as MT5, Potion, DJ Ice, Scant, Cat Cody, 4-U-2 Know, Thug Queen, and most notably, Felecia. This album also saw the departure os Tre'. On their third go-around, "Mo Thugs III: The Mothership", released in 2000, it revealed the departure several members including MT5, Souljah Boy, Graveyard Shift, Poetic Hustlaz, II Tru, Cat Cody, 4-U-2-Know, and mainly, Krayzie Bone. It also introduced some new faces, including E-Mortal Thugs, Seldom Seen, Despiridos, and T'N'Tee. It spawned two hit singles, "Did He Really Wanna", and "This Ain't Livin'". The album went Gold. In 2003, Mo Thugs went to release a fourth album entitled, "Mo Thugs IV: The Movement", which spawned the hits: "All Life Long", "The Movement", "Smokin' On Information" (which featured Snoop Dogg), and "Can U Dig It". As of 2006, this album has sold 500,000 copies. All Mo Thugs albums will now be distributed through Interscope Records.

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