Bone Thugs-N-Harmony performed their hit track, Crossroads, to celebrate the life of a legendary producer’s son who had recently passed away.
The amazing video, obtained by The Blast, shows the famous rappers singing and rapping to their biggest hit in front of the friends and family of the deceased.
We’re told the celebration of life was for Tyshaun Middleton, the son of the legendary hip-hop producer, Tim ‘DJ-Uneek’ Middleton. The funeral service was held in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, and ended with an emotional performance by the rappers.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Perform ‘Crossroads’ During Emotional Funeral
As you know, the song itself is a story about passing over and entering the gates of Heaven — and is played at many funerals to mark the moment in the journey of a loved one. Of course, not many of them are given an encore performance by the group during the funeral.
Our sources say Middleton influenced thousands of teens and young adults to involve themselves in a movement called EOE (818)! The original EOE consisted of singer Ray J, Shorty Mack, Rio Appling, and Tyshaun’s brother Done’ Vicci. The young man was in the middle of launching his new art magazine entitled ‘Art Sabbath’ — with many celebrities featuring their art, high fashion, and street art.
If Middleton’s father’s name sounds familiar, he is a legendary musician in the hip-hop business.
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“I idolize him, that’s my pops. I always try to put myself in his footsteps,” Middleton’s son said during a recent interview at a North Hollywood studio shortly after the release of their video for “Money Counter.”
Uneek expressed his gratitude for having sons in his same business, saying, “They keep me in the rap game, I love seeing them blossoming as men and they’re sounding great,” adding, “This is a vehicle for them to shine.”
Middleton made a huge name for himself producing tracks for Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records in the 1990s. The job landed him the opportunity to work with Bong Thugs on several albums, earning him a Grammy nomination for his work on the “E. 1999 Eternal” album in 1995.
Legendary Producer ‘DJ U-Neek’ Worked With Group On Two Of Their Albums
Shockingly, the youngest Middleton son remembers the moment he knew his dad wasn’t exactly like everyone else’s father. “I remember being around five or six years old and it was just nonstop music in the house. My pops would play music all day. That’s when my pops started the whole Bone Thugs thing and that’s when I met them,” he said. Adding he saw his father in the video for “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” sitting next to Easy E.
“That’s one of my first memories and being in the studio with Bones at the time and my dad having me say a little something in the beginning like ‘they’re back,’” he said, referring to the intro for the record that features his voice.
R.I.P. Tashawn Middleton
In the end, we’re the crowd was obviously emotional and were thankful to the supergroup for performing the hit record for this ceremony.
Rest In Peace, Tashawn Middleton.