Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 at 6:34 am
While Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are busy plotting their comeback, longtime fans have been wondering where fallen member Bizzy Bone has been. Apparently he’s been walking. In a campaign he calls the “Walk in My Shoes” campaign, Bizzy walked from his hometown of
"Wandering in my desolate state, I had an overwhelming desire to surrender myself. My journey then became spiritual and my relationship with God was personal, between me and him,” Bizzy said in a press release. "I walked for a purpose. I walked for people who have no home, fame, fortune, or glory. I walked for those people who didn’t care whether or not I am a Grammy Award winner or sold millions of records. I walked for the people who have no one to turn to in their time of need. I walked for the real soul survivors."
In addition to his campaign, Bizzy just inked a deal with Virgin Records and After Platinum Records and plans to release his new album, A Song For You, later this year. But more than anything, he wants to focus more energy on his Walk in My Shoes campaign and form alliances and partnerships with non-profit homeless organizations.
"I’ve learned more about life from the homeless, who are the ultimate survivors than I have anywhere else,” he said. “I admire them. I’ve learned a lot about respect because I’ve seen and lived their struggles first hand. When I realized I could be useful in communicating what I had learned, I thought maybe it would inspire other people to educate themselves on this issue and do some good."