Well, this is pretty much perfect.
Major hat tip to Trey Kerby for finding this video and giving us all an excuse to listen to "Crossroads" for the rest of the day. ... And since two SB Nation writers who will remain nameless didn't know what that song is, here are four helpful facts via Wikipedia:
- Originally named "Crossroad", it was not until the group and their producer, DJ U-Neek, decided to remake the song that the name was changed. "Crossroad" was originally dedicated to Bone's dead friend Wallace (Wally) Laird III, but after the death of Eazy-E they decided to remake it as "Tha Crossroads".
- Bone's lightning fast rhymes are delivered softer than is usual for the group, without profanities and creating a sad and heartfelt effect."
- "Tha Crossroads" moved so quickly up the charts after its release in May 1996 that it ranked with the legendary success of the Beatles’ "Can’t Buy Me Love" and Whitney Houston’s "I Will Always Love You".
- In 2008, "Tha Crossroads" was ranked number 33 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
Did you know Bone Thugs were once as successful as Whitney Houston and the Beatles and that "Tha Crossroads" was partially dedicated to Eazy-E?
Well now we all do.
RIP Eazy-E, and Jason Terry, we'll never forget you, either.