Layzie Bone & Young Noble – Thug Brothers

Layzie Bone & Young Noble - Thug BrothersWe never got the Outlawz and Bone Thugs N Harmony collaboration album. Instead, Layzie and Noble hooked up to do this duo album.
1) Stand Up

Nice opening intro. Layzie is repeating words through out the whole song kinda similar to how Bone Thugs do it. The beat is mellow and got a nice laid back vibe to it, good short intro, sets the mood for the album.
2) Put Me In A Cell

Layzie starts off the track with the hook. After that, Noble lays down his first verse. The verse is raw and goes perfect with the beat. The hook is deadly and very effectively done by Layzie. You can tell by this track that they are a great duo, Noble stands for the hard hitting lyrics and voice while Layzie is the smooth rapper with a lower voice that puts more harmony to the songs.

3) Stay On The Grind

On almost every rappers albums you will find a track about hustling and working hard and this album is no exception. This track goes out to everyone that is out there trying to make a better living. I’m feeling the message in this track because it’s all about staying positive and do your thing. My only complain is that the beat could have been better.

4) What The Problem Is

Everybody got a problem with something and that’s exactly what this track is about. What I like the most about this track is that they once again deliver a message. The Hook is repeating the words “What the Problem Is” and it’s very catchy and effective. Very good track, also we will find Layzie on the hook and on most of the verses while Noble is absent with only one verse.

5) Money First


6) Young Soldier

Mike Mosley produces this track and as always when it comes to his beats, they are tight. The message is clear, get the money and ***** the fame. The difference between this track and the others is that Noble is also on the hook and appears as much as Layzie does on the track. Great track! One of the best of this album.

7) We Can Get It On

This far into the album, the beat on this track is the hardest. It don’t sound like the other beats either. This is similar to The Outlaw sound while the other tracks remind me of how a Bone album sounds. Good track with verses dedicated to 2Pac, Yak and Eazy-E.

8) That’s The Shit

So far most of the album’s been laid back. On this song the beat is more up-tempo. I gotta say that it works real well. The track is basically about ballin’ and having good things. Nice track with a tight hook.

9) Man Up

I love these type of beats: hard, raw and a heavy bass. It’s also laid back and fits both rappers styles. The downfall of this track is Noble tho, he fits perfect on this beat but his delivery is lazy and uninteresting. The hook ain’t that good either. Skip it,

10) Then Your Gone

What I like about this track is that they use the sample that UGK uses on “One Day”. Don’t know where the sample is from but I really like it. Deep track with a sad hook is the best way to describe this song. I like how Layzie is singing the hook. Very catchy. I think it’s one of the best songs on this album.

11) I Got Cha

The first love track on this album! I like how they made it sound ok and not to corny, I hate mainstream, love songs – and that’s not the case with this track. However, it’s not the best track on the album. The song gets annoying after a while; I think they repeat the words “I Got Cha” to much. Skip it.

12) Be A Gangsta


13) The Legacy Continues

Easily the best track on the album, Layzie is opening the track of with a verse taken from Easy-E and it works perfectly. They once again dedicate a track to Easy-E and 2Pac and tell everybody that the legacy will continue alltho they are no longer with us… Tight track with an up-tempo beat and a bass-heavy beat.

14) Thug Brothers

Same as the intro… Nice way to end the album


I would recommend this album to every Bone Thugs and Outlaw fan out there. I was really surprised how well this duo worked out. Most of the tracks are real good. The downfall is the lack of tracks standing out, and that the album is a little short. Other than that, it’s got a nice laid-back vibe to it and is very well done…

My Rating is 3.5/5. Pick it up.

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