Hip-hop was blessed with a slew of outstanding debuts in 1994 — Nas, The Notorious B.I.G. and OutKast all come to mind — but the year also saw the mainstream debut of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, who came seemingly out of nowhere to take hip-hop by storm.
The Cleveland quintet caught the eye of Eazy-E in late 1993, and soon brought their harmony, gift for melodies and eccentric personalities to the world. Bizzy Bone, Flesh-N-Bone, Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone and Wish Bone dropped their Ruthless Records debut Creepin' On Ah Come Up on June 21, 1994, and behind their breakout single "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" they rode a new wave of hip-hop all the way to platinum status. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.