Vintage Fail: Mo’ Thuggin in the Old West
Dear Bone Thugs~N~Harmony,
I remember your 1998 song “Ghetto Cowboy,” but didn’t know that there was a music video until now. But since YouTube exists to bring up stuff you hoped people forgot, here is my review.
0:04 – That’s right, this is by the supergroup Mo’ Thugs, not Bone Thugs~N~Harmony. Everyone was doing that back then. I’m looking at you, Puff Daddy and the Family
0:10 – What the Roots hell? Is this a lynching?
0:13 – The first recorded instance of “making it rain.”
0:20 – A harmonica player in a coffin? Did Fellini contribute to this video?
0:42 – I assume this is a scene from Posse II
1:33 – Who signed Thug Queen and her d@mn voice? Her rap career makes less sense than Charli Baltimore’s
1:45 – “Thought you was the law that’s why I jumped in the bushes.” Didn’t you just say that you killed six cops? Pull out your sawed-off shotgun
2:06-2:15 – R.I.P. my ear drums
2:30 – This video was shot with the first Instagram
2:40 – Thug Cripple makes an appearance
3:20 – Ah, the disembodied head of an even more forgotten rapper, Powder
4:37 – “To be continued.” Spoiler alert – no, that’s where it all ended
Well, Bone Thugs~N~Harmony, I assume this song is to blame for the Coolio and Kenny Rogers song “The Hustler,” and the entire career of Cowboy Troy. It’s too late to save most of your careers; Thug Queen’s newest Google hit was from 2009, Felecia was a one-hook wonder like Shotasha from “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” Layzie Bone is in rehab and I didn’t bother to look up Powder.
The only silver lining to this catastrof*ck? Krayzie Bone – you definitely have a career in voiceovers. I guess.
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