Bizzy Bone

University of Georgia
December 16, 2000

My journey into web design begins.

During the summer of 1997, Bone Thugs N Harmony were at the height of their game. They could often be heard coming from my 1995 Honda Civic as my friends and I drove around Dunwoody and Sandy Springs...because we were that tough.

At the same time, the Internet was in its infancy with most people getting access to it via AOL. Back then, America Online offered what I refer to as its “cheesy publisher.” It offered very limited publishing, and, of course, it was all hand-coded HTML, stolen animated gifs, and scans of images from magazines. It was the good old days.

Using that cutting-edge technology, I created the first ever Bizzy Bone fan site. For the uninitiated, Bizzy Bone is the best member of Bone Thugs. He’s the one that raps high-pitched and super fast, and he had a badass afro. Here’s his wiki entry.

At the time, there was nowhere on the entire Internet to find out about Bizzy Bone or see pictures… and he was everyone’s favorite member. I struck gold. Within less than a year, my site had 86,000+ hits and was listed on MTV’s website as a “wild card site.”

Eventually, I went off to get my first undergraduate degree, and the site and AOL’s cheesy publisher became Internet history. However, I do have the original HTML file from that website which I have posted below. Since I was 17 at the time, it isn’t my finest copywriting and my HTML skills have gotten astronomically better, but this is where it all began. Enjoy the nostalgia.

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<H1 ALIGN="CENTER">ONLY GOD, HIMSELF, IS GREATER THAN BIZZY 
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</P>Our Master, Byron McCane...AKA: BIZZY BONE<BR>
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THE Pak2dogZ PHILOSOPHY:<BR>
Bizzy is our leader and master.  We love him with all our hearts and consider ourselves lucky to be able to listen to the quickness of his rapping artistry.  He is &quotda biz-omb&quot!<BR>
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The members of this group have but one objective in life, to follow Bizzy Bone and pimp it hardcore  in the hopes of one day meeting our great master. By playing Bone Thugs as loud as our stereos will allow (sometimes beyond) and cruising in our phat rides we hope to create a Bizzy-friendly environment and increase our chances of meeting this man among boys.<BR>
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We have created this page because we feel it is necessary to spread Bizzy's message to the world.  Bizzy and the rest of the Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony clique were placed here...not for our enjoyment, but for our education.  They are the key to a better world, in which Bizzy will reign as beneviolent dicator.<BR>
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THIS IS THE ONLY WEB PAGE DEVOTED SOLELY TO BIZZY BONE AND HIS MULTITUDE OF FANS WORLDWIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>
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Anything and everything you have ever wanted to know about Bizzy Bone!   <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/Gr870sFunk/bio.html"> </A><A HREF="http://members.aol.com/Gr870sFunk/bio.html">Bizzy Bone Biography</A>    <BR>
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The prayers of Bizzy fans worldwide have been answered.  Click here to see the <FONT  COLOR="#ff0000" SIZE=4> <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/Gr870sFunk/solo.html">track list</A> <FONT  COLOR="#ff0000" SIZE=5>for Bizzy's forthcoming solo project.</P><P ALIGN=CENTER><BR>
<U><B>PHAT BIZZY PICS:<FONT  COLOR="#ff0000" SIZE=6></U></B><BR>
 <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/Gr870sFunk/pics2.html"> </A><A HREF="http://members.aol.com/Gr870sFunk/pics.html">Bizzy from "The Source"</A> <BR>
 <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/Gr870sFunk/pics2.html">Bizzy and the rest of Bone Thugs</A> <BR>
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<FONT  COLOR="#ff0000" SIZE=5>Bone Thugs 'n' Harmony Links<BR>
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 <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/2978/mainbone.htm">~Alpha~ Bone Thugs 'n' Harmony ~Omega~</A> <BR>
 <A HREF="http://www.terraworld.net/users/t/tarail/bone/default.htm">Travis's Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Page</A> <BR>
 <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/channelsix/bone.htm">Expand and Enterpri$e</A><BR>
 <A HREF="http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Bandit_Development/bone.htm">Brett's Bone Thugs N Harmony Page</A>  <BR>
 <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/NeWaza203/index.html">Pak2DogZ Inc. copyright1997</A><BR>
 <A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~InspectaDeck/BoneThugs.html">Tha Unofficial Bone Thugs~n~Harmony Page</A><BR>
 <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/FleshWar/index.html">The Eternal War Bone Page</A> <BR>
 <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/Ripsta187/index.html">The Prophecy Of Retaliation</A>   <BR>
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<FONT  COLOR="#ff0000" SIZE=5><U>Other Links<FONT  COLOR="#ff0000" SIZE=3></U><BR>
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For those of you Bizzy fans who would like information on a mass gathering of all Bizzy and Bone Thugs fans alike, check out this link...<BR>
 <A HREF="http://www.freaknik.com">freaknik information</A> <BR>
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Interested in other types of musics besides Bone?  Try this link to an associate's of Pak2dogZ Inc. web page.<BR>
 <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/8139">KickFlip'N</A></P><P ALIGN=LEFT><BR>
THIS PAGE IS ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, SO THAT THE LATEST AND MOST THOROUGH BIZZY BONE INFORMATION CAN BE BROUGHT TO YOU. <BR>
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