“ Genre: R&B & Soul - Funk / Artist: B.O.N.E. Enterprise / Explicit Lyrics / Audio CD released 1995-06-06 at Independent Nat'l Di „
"Faces Of Death" was released in 1993 and came as an the first album and only album from the Cleveland, Ohio rap group called B.O.N.E. Enterpri$e. Amongst them were Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish bone and Bizzie Bone (who would add Flesh-n-Bone later on in the year to form the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as they signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records).
2. "Everyday Thang"
After an appealing introduction on top of an adapted beat from a Public Enemy track, you see that you come in strong with the first proper track as they throw down hard and show what they have to offer over some laid-back West Coast-styled beats (as when it comes down to it they are most likely to be connected to this end than they are to anywhere else. It is a fair starter and gives you and understanding of where they will take it later, but is nothing special.
3. "Flow Motion"
You find that as they kick up the pace of the thing they appear to get much more out of their music as you find that they are able to make more out of their rhymes and show how well they are able to perform as they come through with their well-known speed-raps style and you notice that it comes before they were into lots of the harmonies as they did things it is a big one and is bound to impact upon you.
4. "Def D**k"
Using the beats from Musical Youth's "Pass The Dutchie" you find that you get a track that has them coming through in an explicit fashion as they rhyme about the girls they like to get down with and do so with the same melodies of the original track for some themed work. It isn't a particularly impressive set from them, but it may be a nice one for those just interested in how they have come along over the years.
5. "Sons Of Assassins"
Here they get down on some deep, dark beats that have much more similarities to the direction they would been seen to make their way towards in 1995 as you see that the production sounds much more like the Horrorcore style and this is also reflected in the coldness of their rhymes. Personally, I can't say that I'm really all that into this sort of style, but I can't say that it isn't valued as they experiment with what they can do.
6. "Hell Sent"
Carrying through even more of the Horrorcore themes you find that they come with even more of the haunting Rap material and in this case they come in on some of the things that reflect the kind of direction that Eazy-E would begin to take from this point as N.W.A collapse and all its artists went their own individual ways. It features a long introduction and I felt that most the hype of the theme as they come with dark raps that will only appeal to those who were into this whole Goth Rap scene of the early to mid nineties.
7. "#1 Assassin"
You see that with this one they appear to save things as they jump on some funky beats to get you grooving once again and in this case you see that they do so with the sorts of grooves heard on the first Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg collaboration "Deep Cover" to a nice effect to support the way that they do things and to pull in those listeners who are into the early G-Funk material hat came from out of the West Coast.
8. "We Be Fiendin'" (Lude)
9. "Bless Da 40 oz."
Following an interlude filled with stoner raps, you see that they do even more of the themed material as the act kick it off on top of the beats from A Taste Of Love's "Sukiyaki", just as MC Ricky Dee had in "La-Di-Da-Di", and in this case they come through with some rhymes about their love for the 40oz of St. Ives. It is typical of them, and amongst the biggest on the thing as they straight rip it here.
10. "Ganksta Attitude"
It all comes to a close as the act come through with a track that has them getting into something funky to leave the thing on a high and give you something strong to go off from as you see that they come with amongst their most impressive rhymes (with lots of delivery flows thrown into the mix to show their potential as they get in on more beats that are strong, but are of a low sound quality.
As I felt that their official debut album "E. 1999 Eternal" was overrated, I wasn't really expecting too much from this release, and it seemed that I was right to think so as you see that they come with a mix of dark Horrocore and some of the funky stuff and so although it has its highs, it can be taken far down to a point where you just won't care and so is only really going to excite their fans.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Flow Motion [Clean]
2 Everyday Thang [Clean]
4 Def Dick
5 Sons of Assassins
6 Hell Sent
7 #1 Assassin
8 We Be Fiendin'
9 Bless da 40 Oz.
10 Ganksta Attitude