Bone Crusher (rapper)

Wayne Hardnett Jr. (born August 23, 1971), professionally known as Bone Crusher, is an American rapper, producer, actor, and activist. In 2003, at the height of his career, his debut album AttenCHUN! reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and his debut single "Never Scared" reached the top 10 on the R&B and Rap charts. The success of the single led him to win a Source Award along with a Grammy Award nomination and an American Music Awards nomination.[citation needed] "Never Scared" was the theme song for the 2003 Atlanta Braves MLB, and was featured in the Madden NFL 2004 video game.[citation needed]

Bone Crusher
Bone Crusher in 2008
Bone Crusher in 2008
Background information
Birth nameWayne Hardnett Jr.
Born (1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 50)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, activist
Years active1996–present

Bone Crusher was featured on the cover of PlayStation Magazine in 2004, and was also a featured character on Def Jam: Fight for NY, by EA Games.[citation needed] He is credited as being one of the inventors of the crunk sound.[citation needed]

Bone Crusher was featured on the third episode of the Sacha Baron Cohen satirical program Who Is America?.


Studio albumsEdit

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 appearancesEdit

Video game appearancesEdit

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


  1. ^ "All of Me (Clean Version) ft. Kydd & Bone Crusher". YouTube. 2016-01-24. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 2020-03-13.

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