Bone Crusher (rapper)

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Bonecrusher @ A3C 2008 with the Juice Crew.jpg
Bonecrusher in 2008
Background information
Birth nameWayne Hardnett Jr.
Born (1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 47)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenresHip Hop, Rap
Occupation(s)Music Artist, Producer, Actor & Activist
Years active1996–2019

Wayne Hardnett Jr.(born August 23, 1971) professionally known as “Bonecrusher” is a Grammy nominated platinum recording artist, producer, actor, and activist, born in Atlanta, Georgia. At the height of his career in 2003, he had the #1 album on the billboard chart titled, “AttenCHUN,” and the #1 single on the rap charts, “Never Scared.” The Single led him to win a Source Award along with a Grammy nomination and an American Music Award nomination. Never Scared was the theme song for the 2003 Atlanta Braves MLB, and was incorporated in the Madden NFL 2004 video game. Bonecrusher was featured on the cover of PlayStation Magazine in 2004, and was also a featured character on “Def Jam Fight for NY,” on EA Games. He is credited as being one of the inventors of the crunk sound.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
2003 AttenCHUN! 11 1
2006 Release the Beast 86
2007 Free
  • Released: July 17, 2007
  • Label: Vainglorious


Year Single Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2003 "Never Scared" (featuring Killer Mike and T.I.) 26 8 6 AttenCHUN!
2005 "Wyle Out" XXX State Of The Union soundtrack
2011 "Unstoppable" (featuring Mastamind and Rezza Bros.)


  • 2006: Bad to the Bone
  • 2009: Planet Crusher

Guest appearances[edit]

Video game appearances[edit]

Bone Crusher is a playable character in the video game Def Jam: Fight for NY.


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