Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is one of the most recognizable groups in hip hop history. In recent years, they have begun to receive more of their flowers for their artistic contributions, and member Layzie Bone is determined to ensure their place in the canon of this legendary genre of music.

EBONY correspondent Yonathan Elias speaks with Layzie Bone about his place in the culture, his new music and his clothing line, Layzie Gear.

"I've been riding this rollercoaster and making the best of it...Hip Hop granted me a good life," said the rapper. "I'm putting out this mixtape to remind people that my skills are impeccable."