The FOX 8 I-TEAM spoke to both Bizzy Bone and Krayzie Bone about the Japanese rapper, Ryo Muranaka, stranded in Cleveland. BTNHLegacy first learned of Muranaka’s journey yesterday from one of the two men who helped him get off the streets, James Norton. Norton confirmed with BTNHLegacy that Muranaka first arrived in Cleveland on June 22, 2019.
The Japanese rapper reportedly sold everything he owned so he could afford a one-way plane ticket to Cleveland, in hopes of meeting, signing, and performing with the multi-platinum rap group. He was found by activists on the street, broke, and robbed of his luggage. With resources and time running out, activists turned to FOX 8 I-TEAM for help.
From there, they reached out to people tied to the group, lawyers, and lawmakers, in hopes of providing some form of help. His temporary stay in this country has expired, and as a result, could be detained and deported at any time. Now he can afford to go back home.
Speaking to Fox 8 on video chat, Bizzy Bone offered to buy the ticket so that Ryo Muranaka can return home. Krayzie Bone offered to buy him clothes.
Krayzie also mentioned that family from Cleveland called to tell him about this man’s journey, reflecting on his own journey with the other Bone Thugs-N-Harmony members.
Krayzie Bone said to Fox 8, “When we left Cleveland, we just got on a bus and got one-way tickets to Los Angeles. He took it to a whole ‘nother level. He left an entire country.”
Still, the members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony say they would like to see the man back in the United States someday so that they can sit down with him and hear his music.
FOX 8 learned that Layzie Bone did provide a hotel room for some time. James Norton continues to talk to him everyday.
It’s the story Bone fans are all too familiar with when 5 young aspiring rappers from Cleveland hustled to make enough money for one-way bus tickets to Los Angeles to meet and sign with Eazy-E. However, one man’s journey from Japan to Cleveland to meet Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has not only been just as difficult, but his stay here is on borrowed time.
According to Fox8 Cleveland, Ryo Muranaka sold everything to travel 6,000 miles to Cleveland with dreams of meeting and performing with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Activists found him alone, broke, and robbed of his luggage. James Norton and Kwas Bibbs And his temporary stay in this country has run out, making his trip all too risky as immigration officials can detain and deport him.
Fox8’s I-Team reached out to the offices of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Marcia Fudge, which responded that they would look into this to see if there’s anything they can do. They also reported that Layzie Bone has met with him and put him up in a hotel for a short time.
Muranaka first arrived in Cleveland on June 22, 2019, according to Norton.
Krayzie Bone’s newest release in the QuickFix series compiles 31 minutes of the same Krayzie Bone we’ve come to known in recent years. From frauds and haters who can meet him in the sky, or don’t want to see him shine, to facing no competition to his throne at the top of the rap game.
Last year’s beef between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Layzie Bone, Migos, and 21Savage created new buzz to the battle between old-school and new-school Hip-Hop. As a result of this beef, we got Layzie Bone’s response in the form of his single, “Let Me Go Migo” and the album, “Annihilation.” Joining the fray after going on Instagram live with a shotgun, is Bizzy Bone’s response to the new-school’s disrespectful attitude with “Carbon Monoxide.”
Bizzy Bone’s new album, “Carbon Monoxide” is now available on all streaming platforms, and CD.
The album is available on CD and can be purchased at iambizzybone.com, along with a special limited Gold Edition, that includes an autographed CD, T-shirt, and poster. Only 1,000 of these were made.
We preordered our copy weeks ago, and we are patiently waiting for it to arrive.
We would also like to wish Bizzy Bone a happy birthday from all of us here at BTNHLegacy.
Let us know what you think of the album in the comments below.
Bizzy Bone recently sat down with the Romeo and Cece Morning Show on 93.5 KDAY-FM Los Angeles.
Bizzy reflected on Eazy-E, him being a single father raising his kids, his cooking, and his son making music.
Bizzy also touched on the Migos drama, Shatasha Williams, and his video blog.
You can watch the entire interview here or on Youtube.
Check out the new music video for “Be Somebody” from Layzie Bone’s new album, “Lost & Found.”
[UPDATE 10:25 PM PDT:] BTNHLegacy.com’s Lyrics Team just published the lyrics, which you can view here.