Today In Hip Hop History:
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony released their second album ‘E. 1999 Eternal’ on July 25, 1995.
E. 1999 Eternal is the second studio album by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, released July 25, 1995, on Ruthless Records. The album was released four months after the death of rapper Eazy-E, the group’s mentor and the executive producer of the album. Both the album and single “Tha Crossroads” are dedicated to him. Following up on the surprise success of their breakthrough single “Thuggish Ruggish Bone”, it became a popular album and received positive reviews from music critics, earning praise for the group’s melodic rapping style. The album title is a portmanteau of the then-future year 1999 and Cleveland’s eastside neighborhood centering on East 99th Street and St. Clair Avenue where the group is based.
Singles included “1st of tha Month”, “East 1999”, and “Tha Crossroads”.