• Bizzy Bone is a rapper and actor from Columbus, Ohio.
• He was a founding member of the rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
• He has a solo career, with nine studio albums.
• He has a son with his wife, Jessica Nancy ‘JCass’, and nine other children from previous encounters.
• His net worth is estimated to be over $2 million.
Who is Bizzy Bone?
American rapper and actor Bryon Anthony ‘Bizzy Bone’ McCane II, was born in Columbus, Ohio USA, on 12 September 1976, making his zodiac sign Virgo. He’s probably known best for being a member of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, a rap group from Cleveland, although Bizzy’s also a successful solo artist.
Education and early life
Bizzy was only four years old when he and his two sisters were kidnapped by their mother’s boyfriend in 1980; the man convinced the children that their mother and grandmother had died, and that he would be taking care of them. They spent over two years with the man, during which he sexually assaulted and tortured Bizzy, and it was only in the first half of 1983 that Bizzy and his sisters’ babysitter learned that the children had been reported missing, and thus called the police.
Bizzy and his older sister began living together in Cleveland, Ohio when Bizzy was 13, and it was around this time that he was introduced to American rappers Flesh-n-Bone, Wish Bone and Layzie Bone. He was 16 when he became a founding member of the rap group B. O. N. E. Enterpri$e, Bizzy matriculated from high school in 1995 and then continued pursuing rap music, rather than a college degree.
The boys’ debut album “Faces of Death” was released in 1993, while they were still called B. O. N. E. Enterpri$e, and it was in November of the same year that American rapper Eazy-E heard about them and chose to help them, convincing the boys to change the name of their group to Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and to sign with Ruthless Records.
The boys’ extended play (EP) “Creepin on ah Come Up” came out in June 1994, and reached #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #12 on Billboard Top 200 Albums; the EP’s singles “Foe tha Love of $” and “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” both became quite popular, with the latter peaking at #20 on Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Hot Rap Tracks. Eazy-E was there to help the group, as he worked as their executive producer and taught them many things, however, he died on 26 March 1995, and this made the group uncertain about their future.
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Having already seen their potential, Ruthless Records continued to support Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and their second album “E. 1999 Eternal” was released in 1995, and reached #4 on Hot Rap Tracks, while it also topped the Hot Rap Tracks and Hot 100 charts; it remains their best album, certified platinum four times by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In 1996, they founded the label Mo Thugs Records, and under it released their compilation album “Family Scriptures” on 5 November of the same year; Bone Thugs-n-Harmony had also agreed to collaborate with 2Pac, however, he was killed in September 1996.
Their third album “The Art of War” came out on 29 July 1997, and its single “Look Into My Eyes” became popular, peaking at #2 on Hot Rap Tracks, and being used as soundtrack of the 1997 movie “Batman & Robin”; the album’s second single “If I Could Teach the World” was also quite popular, and reached #3 on Hot Rap Tracks.
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s fourth album, “BTNHResurrection” was released in 2000, and was followed by “Thug World Order” in 2002 and “Thug Stories” in 2006. On 8 May 2007, the boys released their new album “Strength & Loyalty” under Interscope Records, which topped the Billboard Urban Music and iTunes charts, peaked at #2 on Billboard 200, and was certified gold by RIAA. Its single “I Tried” became a hit, peaking at #2 on Billboard Hot 100.
Their eighth album “Uni5: The World’s Enemy” came out on 4 May 2010, and was followed by their album “The Art of War: World War III” on 10 December 2013.
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony revealed in 2014 that they would be releasing only one more album, and that it would be auctioned off in 2015, with the starting bid being $1 million; however, they announced in 2017 that their plans had changed, and that the album wouldn’t be auctioned off – in fact it’s yet to be released.
Bizzy’s solo career
Bizzy launched his solo career in 1998, with the release of his debut album “Heaven’z Movie” on 6 October, and his second album “The Gift” followed on 7 April 2001, reaching #2 on Billboard Independent Albums.
His third album “Alpha and Omega” came out in 2004, and was followed by “The Beginning and the End” in the same year. On 27 September 2005, he released his fifth album “Speaking in Tongues”, and the following year saw him release four albums, but none of which attracted a lot of attention.
His experimental rap rock ‘n’ roll album “Crossroads 2010” was released in the first half of 2010, but Bizzy failed to attract any attention with his new music in the following nine years, succeeding only with his 2019 album “Carbon Monoxide”, which peaked at #2 on the iTunes Albums chart.
Most recently, on 12 September 2021, he released his album “War of Roses”.
Wife and children
Bizzy’s not so open when it comes to sharing details of his love life with his fans, however, it’s known that he began dating American singer-songwriter and model Jessica Nancy ‘JCass’ in 2016, and that they married in Houston, Texas on 1 February 2020, following a three-year engagement.
Bizzy and Jessica have a son Jesse Anthony McCane together, born on 7 March 2018 in Houston. The trio has a YouTube channel “JAM tv”, launched on 18 July 2018, and which is today subscribed to by nearly 200,000 people; it numbers over 20 million views of all their videos combined, most of which feature Bizzy, Jessica and Jesse during their everyday lives.
Bizzy had slept with numerous women prior to meeting Jessica, and has nine children from these encounters.
He’s married to Jessica Nancy ‘JCass’ as of November 2022, and has a son with her, as well as nine more children with other women.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Bizzy’s also ventured into acting, having appeared in the 2001 crime thriller movie “Jacked”, the 2003 horror film “Cutthroat Alley”, and the 2015 comedy movie “What Now”.
There are over 400,000 people following Bizzy on Instagram today, while he’s posted nearly 3,500 pictures and videos onto the social media network, most featuring him and his colleagues performing.
He’s a huge fan of tattoos, and has many inked onto various parts of his body, including multiple on his head.
Bizzy made a guest appearance in the show “America’s Most Wanted” in 2002, talking about his childhood and abduction.
His favorite actors are Bruce Willis and Russell Crowe, and some of his favorite movies include “Acts of Violence”, “A Good Day to Die Hard”, and “Gladiator”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Bizzy’s age is 46. His eyes are brown and he has long curly black hair, he weighs around 200lbs (90kgs) and is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall.
Bizzy’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of November 2022.