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Layzie Bone
Birth name Steven Howse
Also known as L-Burna
Born September 23, 1974 (1974-09-23) (age 35)
Origin Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1989 to present
Labels Ruthless, 'Sicness', Mo Thugs, Full Surface, Interscope, 'Hi-Power.',BTNH Worldwide Psychopathic Records , Real Talk Ent.
Associated acts Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Mo Thugs, Young Noble, Yukmouth, Mr. Capone-E, Bone Brothers, Twista, Snoop Dogg, Swizz Beatz
Website Official Myspace

Layzie Bone (born September 23, 1974 as Steven Howse) is rapper and hip-hop artist known primarily for being a member of the group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He has also has gone by the names L-Burna and The #1 Assassin.[1] He is the younger brother of fellow group member Flesh-N-Bone. He is also a member of the rap group Bone Brothers and CEO of the record label Mo Thugs Records.[2][3]


Early life

Steven Howse was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 23, 1974 to Curtis Howse and grew up in the rough Cleveland neighborhood of East 99th St. and St. Clair Avenue. He attended George Washington Junior High School along with Bryon McCane (Bizzy Bone), Anthony Henderson (Krayzie Bone), Charles Scruggs (Wish Bone) and Steven's brother Stanley Howse (Flesh-n-Bone). The group of young men, who called themselves "The Bandaid Boys", would often harmonize rap sessions in between classes in the hallways of the school. The group would later attend Lincoln West High School together. It was during their time at this school that the group began to record professionally.[4]


The group of young men formed the band B.O.N.E. Enterpri$e (all except for Flesh-N-Bone) and recorded an album entitled Faces Of Death in the studio of their then mentor, Kermit Henderson (Krayzie Bone's older brother) on his indie label Stoney Burke in 1993. After this Layzie and the rest of the Bone Family boarded a Greyhound Bus to Los Angeles where they worked with notable producer and rapper Eazy-E and his Ruthless/Relativity Records label. Diego Blak (born Diego hodge), a marketer and promoter and co-executive producer of Faces Of Death introduced them to Eazy E at a concert he promoted in Cleveland, Ohio where they auditioned for him in his dressing room and then traveled back to Los Angeles, California after the show to seal the deal. At this point they became known as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.[4]


Solo career,Mo Thugs & Bone Brothers

Layzie has also promoted the indie label Mo Thugs Records which he and the rest of Bone originated. He released his first solo album Thug By Nature on March 20, 2001 the exact same day Bizzy Bone released his second solo album The Gift. He also has collaborative albums with Young Noble from the The Outlawz and A.K. of Do Or Die, solo albums out such as It's Not A Game, The New Revolution, Cleveland, Startin' from Scratch: How A Thug Was Born, and the upcoming solo album to be announced Ruthless. He has had a series of albums with Bizzy Bone under the name Bone Brothers entitled: Bone Brothers, Bone Brothers 2, Bone Brothers 3, and Still Creepin On Ah Come Up.




  1. ^ Prato, Greg. Allmusic
  2. ^ Bogdanov, Valdimir; Chris Woodstra, Stephan Thomas, John Bush (2003). All Music Guide to Hip-hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-hop. Backbeat Books. ISBN 0879307595. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide: 4th edition. Simon & Shuster. ISBN 0743201698. 
  4. ^ a b Adams, Deanna R. (2002). Rock 'n' Roll and the Cleveland Connection. Kent State University Press. p. 534–546. ISBN 0873386914. 

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