Bizzy Bone is opening up the vault about a memory he’s kept locked up for several years.
Back in 2008, the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper wasn’t quite ready to talk about being kidnapped as a child, but in a new interview with Blurred Culture, the Ohio native discussed the harrowing ordeal and how it led him to music.
The topic came up when Bizzy was discussing life before the fame. “Before Bizzy Bone, as a kid I was stuck with monumental things that happened in my life, kinda tragic. Music was always an escape,” he told manager Steve Lobel.
“I didn’t really have too many elders that I could really count on for a specific amount of time. I had a two... three-year-stint with my mom. I was kidnapped after that for two years. John Walsh [of America’s Most Wanted] helped lead the charge in finding me, a few psychics, and so on and so forth… after that I was in foster homes running around.”
Bizzy, whose birth name is Bryon McCane, moved to Cleveland with family members as a teenager. It was there that he met Lazy Bone. “I was selling dope. I met Lazy Bone, and from that day on [we were friends]. ... Look out for the movie! We went through our thing and from about 14, 15 years old up until this very day, we’ve been friends, comrades, business associates.”
Despite his troubled past, he doesn’t see himself as being different from anyone else. “Everybody had something that happened with them,” added Bizzy.
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