After almost 10 years behind bars Stanley “Flesh N Bone” Howse is now officially a free man.
The 34-year-old rapper, who was originally sentenced to twelve years for threatening a friend with an AK 47, was released from his California penitentiary early yesterday morning (June 13) to the waiting arms of family and friends which included Krayzie, Layzie, Bizzy and Wish Bone.
This now marks the first time that all five of the original members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have been together in over a decade.
“It feels amazing, refreshing, exciting [and] I'm so happy for him to finally come home to his family and friends and fans,” Bone Thug’s longtime manager Steve Lobel said. “Flesh is a very great, loving, talented, creative individual. We have a lot of memories together. Hopefully we can have more.”
Upon his release Flesh-N-Bone wasted no time getting back to work.
All five Bone members instantly hit the studio to begin work on their upcoming album, which is expected to be released on Interscope through a joint venture with Swizz Beatz’ Full Surface imprint.
The album will be the follow up to the 2007’s gold selling Bone album Strength and Loyalty which only featured three of the original quintet due to Flesh’s imprisonment and Bizzy Bone being shown the door.
Bizzy Bone also reconciled and recently reunited with the group, officially making the group a quintet again.
"I know his Bone brothers are so excited he's home and now they can make history again,” Lobel said. “They all deserve it. They are amazing and unstoppable together as a team. Thanks to all the fans who wrote to Flesh while he was away and stuck by his side and supported him. I know his brother Layzie [born Steven Howse] couldn't wait for this time to come.”
Flesh is also expected to start working on his third solo album and will begin looking for a label home in the coming weeks.
The Cleveland born rapper enjoyed his best success with his 1996 Def Jam release entitled T.H.U.G.S. which went on to be certified Gold later that year.