The seminal hip hop group, Bone Thugs N Harmony, are coming back big with a one of a kind pay per view concert on ETV.com, a new 24/7 fully dedicated TV channel to their music on FilmOn Networks and charitable efforts in and around their home town of Cleveland, Ohio.
Eazy-E famously discovered and fostered their talent, and now it seems another impresario has stepped forward to take them to the next level. Eccentric Greek billionaire Alki David is partnering with them to create the channel on his Internet TV network–the biggest with 40 million unique users a month–and promoting their pay-per-view concert on his new platform ETV.com.
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The concert will take place on Oct. 16 at Cleveland’s Performance Arts Center and will not only feature all five original members, Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-N-Bone, but a first time collaboration with an orchestra. ETV.com allows for interactivity too–so fans will be able to chat with the Bones.
A portion of proceeds will go to the Cleveland non-profit Roots of American Music and Bone Thugs Cares Foundation.
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This is not FilmOn and ETV’s first event focussed on hip hop. FilmOn recently launched BattleRapTV–a 24/7 battle rap channel created in partnership with Lush One. David and Lush will also host a major bout on ETV.com on Dec. 6 that brings Cassidy out of retirement to face Dizaster. ETV.com has also partnered with the BET Hip Hop Awards, Hip Hop Weekly and Unicef in broadcasting a live charity concert by Akon from the Republic of Congo.
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Cleveland being at the core of Bone Thugs N Harmony’s beginnings, the Grammy Award Winning group is also launching a production company/record label; community awareness and development projects fostering professional, economic and educational endeavors throughout the city of Cleveland; as well as launching a stop the violence campaign.
With so much going on it’s no surprise the Bone Thugs are seeking $10 million for their next album.
View the trailer, order tickets, and find out more at: http://www.etv.com/bonethugs
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