Bizzy Bone, also known as L’il Ripsta, is a rapper and singer. The artist, whose real name is Bryon Anthony McCane II, is both a solo artist and a member of the Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Since he began his career in 1992, McCane has become a wealthy man, and it is now estimated that Bizzy Bone’s net worth is $2 million. Here is how Bizzy Bone became a wealthy man.
Bizzy Bone’s Early Life
Anthony McCane II was born on September 12, 1976, in Columbus, Ohio. Unfortunately, McCane's childhood was far from perfect as he suffered many bad experiences. McCane and his two sisters were abducted in 1980 when the rapper was four by their mother’s boyfriend and were held captive for two years. During his captivity, McCane was taken to various locations in northern Oklahoma. His abductor often beat, tortured, and sexually abused him. The children were only reunited with their mother after a babysitter saw the children’s photographs displayed at the end of a film about the abducted child Adam West and notified the police. McCane moved into his older sister’s home when he was 13, and that was when he met Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, and Wish Bone. The group of friends were the founding members of the hip-hop group Bone Enterpri$e.
Bizzy Bone’s Career with Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony
Shortly after Bone Enteri$e was formed in 1992, the group was noticed by Eazy-E, one of the founding members of the rap group N.W.A. He encouraged the group to change their name to Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony. A year after they were formed, the group released their debut studio album, ‘Faces of Death.’ Despite some initial success from the album, they did not release their first two singles, ‘Thuggish Ruggish Bone’ and ‘Foe tha Love of $,’ until 1993. Between 1993 and 2019, Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony released two EPs, 11 studio albums, four compilation albums, 23 music videos, and 23 singles. Their most recent album was ‘New Waves,’ which they released in 2017, and their most recent single was the 2019 track ‘Survival.’
His Career as a Solo Artist
Alongside being a member of Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony, Bizzy Bones has also enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist. He launched his solo career in 1998 and developed a style that combined double harmony choruses, rapid-fire raps, and high-pitched yet softly-spoken delivery. The rapper released his debut solo studio album ‘Heaven’Z Movie’ In 1998, and it was certified Gold by the RIAA. His second solo album ‘The Gift’ was released in 2001, and it peaked at number two on the Billboard Independent Albums chart. The inspirations for many of the songs on the album were his childhood and personal life. Next, Bizzy Bon released the album ‘Alpha and Omega’ in 2004. The lyrical and musical content of the album differed from his previous work. However, his fans felt the changes were positive. McCane’s fourth solo album was the limited-edition album ‘The Beginning of the End,’ which was released in the same year. A year later, Bizzy Bone released the album ‘Speaking in Tongues.’ The name of the album was chosen because it was also the name of a radio show on which the rapper appeared and had ranted on the show. 2006 was one of the busiest years in Bizzy Bone’s solo career as he released four studio albums.
While two of the albums achieved only moderate success, ‘The Story’ and ‘Midwest Cowboy’ performed reasonably well on the charts. Layzie Bone and Bizzie Bone reunited in 2008 to form the duo Bone Brothers. Together, they released two studio albums, ‘Bone Brothers III’ and ‘Still Creepin’ On Ah Come Up.’ In the same year, Bizzy Bone also released another two solo albums. The first was the independent album ‘Ruthless, which features guest performances from Pitbull and Rick Ross. His second album of the year was released with Virgin Records, and it featured guest performances from Twista, Jim Jones, DMX, and Joe Madden of Good Charlotte. In addition to being a solo artist and part of both a duo and a group, Bizzy Bone has also collaborated with other artists. In 2010, he was one of the artists featuring on a re-recording of ‘We Are the World 25 for Haiti.’ However, he also continued to work as a solo artist that year, and he released his first rap-rock album ‘Crossroads 2010.’ Bizzy Bone did not release another for five years until the release of ‘Carbon Monoxide’ in 2019. He then released ‘The Mantra’ a year later. His most recent work is the 2021 album ‘War of Roses,’ which Bizzy Bone released on his birthday. Releasing an album on his birthday is something that the rapper had already done on two previous occasions.
McCane appeared on the FOX series ‘America’s Most Wanted’ in 2002. The series was hosted by John Walsh, the father of an abducted child called Adam. In the episode in which he appeared, McCane spoke about the molestation and abuse he experienced as a child. He also wrote and performed a song on the show that encouraged child victims of abuse to speak out.
Bizzy Bone’s Net Worth
According to Wealthy Gorilla, Bizzy Bone’s net worth is approximately $2 million. He has made his money in the music industry through his work as a solo artist as well as in a group, a duo, and collaborating with other artists.
His Personal Life
Bizzy Bone is married to singer, songwriter, and model Jessica Nancy Cassidy, who uses the stage name JCass. The couple met in late 2016, announced their engagement in November 2017, then married in Houston, Texas, on February 1, 2020. They have one son, Jesse Anthony McCane, born in 2018. The family has a YouTube channel called JAM tv that covers their family life and careers. In addition to Jesse Anthony, Bizzy Bone also has nine other children from previous relationships.
Written by Allen Lee
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