Anthony Henderson, better known as Krayzie Bone, is a Grammy winning artist and member of the rap/hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
After finding success with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Krayzie Bone recorded his long awaited solo debut, Thug Mentality 1999, in 1999. The album was released as a double disc set, featuring a large selection of guest appearances, including Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Mariah Carey, The Marley Brothers, Big Pun, Fat Joe, Cuban Link, Gangsta Boo, E-40, 8 Ball & MJG, Kurupt, Treach and Snoop Dogg. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA, the same year it got released.
In 2001, Krayzie released Thug On Da Line, which received generally positive reviews from music critics and went gold. The album solely featured Thugline rap artists, instead working with well known producers like The Neptunes, Lofey, Irv Gotti, LT Hutton, Def Jef, Damizza, Tim Feehan and The Co-Stars among others.
Amazon.com went as far as labeling it one of the best albums of 2001.
A video was shot for his single Hard Time Hustlin', which featured a vocal sample of Sade’s Feel No Pain.
In 2005 Krayzie Bone released his third solo album, Gemini: Good vs. Evil (the third if one does not count Leatha Face: The Legends Underground (Part 1), which was an underground release).
He signed a one-album deal with then newly established Ball'r Records (which no longer exists). It was his first album in almost four years. The first week’s sales were not as impressive as his previous albums, selling 21,253 first week, but the album had very little promotion. It fell back to the 167th position with 8,042 copies of the next week, followed by a near-to-dropout 196th spot with a low sales of 6,422 totaling 35,717 copies on the chart.
A low budget video was shot for his single Get'chu Twisted (Produced by Lil' Jon).
In 2006 Krayzie Bone was featured in the song Ridin' by Chamillionaire. Ridin' was awarded Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. It was also nominated for Best Rap Song. It became number one in December on the Piczo Chart 3 months after its physical release. The song also topped the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart when it was released there. The song ranked #3 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Songs of 2006 and #91 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. It was the best selling ringtone in 2006, with 3.2 million sales, certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist in history. It was also awarded the last Best Rap Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, which was awarded in 2006.
Krayzie Bone is currently working on his upcoming album, which supposedly is the first installment of a Chasing the Devil trilogy.
The album is scheduled for a 2015 release.