“Tha Crossroads” is the biggest selling single and Grammy winning song by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, taken from their album E. 1999 Eternal and released in 1996.
The song was inspired by the group’s rough upbringing on the streets of Cleveland, Ohio depicting the struggles of witnessing loved ones die and the hope of reuniting with them in the afterlife. It is dedicated to the group’s mentor, the late gangsta rap icon Eazy-E, and other family members. The song is the highest-debuting rap single when it debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
There is a misconception that “Tha Crossroads” is a direct remix of the group’s initial song titled “Crossroad”. They are, in fact, two versions of the “life after death reunion” theme. “Crossroad” originally debuted in 1995 on the E. 1999 Eternal album. It was 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”. (Wikipedia)