|Bone Crusher Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||August 23, 1971|
Bone Crusher is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, and activist who is often credited as being one of the inventors of the crunk sound. His discography comprises of albums, mixtapes, and tracks such as AttenCHUN!, Planet Crusher, Release the Beast, Never Scared (ft. Killer Mike and T.I.), Free, Unstoppable (ft. Mastamind and Rezza Bros.), Wyle Out, and Bad to the Bone. Moreover, in 2004, he was featured on the cover of PlayStation Magazine. Bone Crusher has also been cast in projects like Minor League: A Football Story, ATL, Partners, A Talent for Trouble, Deadly Dispatch, Pinch, Super Zeroes, Five Days in the ‘A’, and Celebrity Fit Club.
Wayne Hardnett, Jr.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, activist
- Mother – Cynthia Yvonne Sims
Hip hop, hardcore rap, gangsta rap, and southern rap
Arista Records, So So Def Recordings
His net worth had been $6 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
164 kg or 361.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Bone Crusher has dated –
- Aneesha Hardnett (1994-Present) – Bone Crusher got married to Aneesha Hardnett in 1994. They were reported to have dated for quite some time before getting married. Bone Crusher and Aneesha have welcomed five children into the family. She even turned producer for his cooking show, Battle of the Bulge.
Race / Ethnicity
- Curly hair
- Oversized body frame
Best Known For
- The immense popularity of his single, Never Scared, which was also used as a theme song by NFL team Atlanta Braves in 2003. The remixed version of the song was also used in the video game, Madden NFL 2004.
- Having collaborated with rappers such as Lil Jon and T.I.
In April 2003, he released his debut studio album, AttenCHUN! It included songs like Hate Ourselves (ft. Goodie Mob), Lock & Load, Never Scared (ft. Killer Mike and T.I.), For the Streets, Grippin’ the Grain (ft. Lady Ice and Marcus), Puttin’ in Work” (ft. David Banner and Lady Ice), Peaches & Cream, Gettin’ It (Get Dat Money) (ft. Jack Frost), It’s Me (Lane to Lane) (ft. Lil Jon and Chyna Whyte), and The Wall (ft. Chris Hardnett and Baby B.).
Also, the album peaked at number #1 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at number #11 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
In 2004, Bone made his first film appearance as Cognac in the Trois 3: The Escort.
First TV Show
In 2003, Bone Crusher made his TV show debut as himself in the talk show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
While participating in the reality TV show Celebrity Fit Club, he managed to lose about 50 pounds of weight. Bone followed a disciplined diet for 16 weeks for weight loss. During that period, he was also put through intense physical challenges and had to follow a grueling and regimented workout routine.
During the show, so impressive was his weight loss that he was made the captain of his weight loss team, The Fat Crushers.
Bone Crusher Favorite Things
- Dish – Shitake Sunrise (Tiger shrimp with minced garlic, white wine sauce and garnished with lemon)
Source – MTV
Bone Crusher Facts
- Before he found fame as a rapper, he used to work as a chef at several of the restaurants across Atlanta.
- Bone Crusher got into rapping as a kid. However, his parents didn’t understand what he was doing initially, but he was backed by his grandfather.
- He got into hip hop scene as early as 1987. Along with rapping, he had taken a few DJing gigs as well.
- Before starting his career as a solo artist, he used to write hooks for established rappers such as Organized Noise, Lil Jon, and Too Short.
- Years before he was signed up as a rapper by Jermaine Dupri for his label So So Def Recordings, he had designed a logo that was later used for Dupri’s merchandised jackets. Dupri didn’t even know that he was a rapper.
- At the start of 2013, Bone Crusher was the subject of widespread ridicule on the internet after pictures of him using a motorized cart to get around Minnesota mall were leaked. He later asserted that he didn’t use a cart because he was too fat to move. It was knee surgery that forced him to use it.
- In 1999, he became a founding member of the hip hop group, Lyrical Giants and continued to perform till the launch of his solo career in 2003.
- Bone Crusher and his Lyrical Giants mates Bizar and Baby B were first discovered by Atlanta entertainment attorney Vince Phillips during local rap challenges. He got them opportunities to work with labels such as Death Squad and Tommy Boy.
- He was motivated to pursue a solo career after Lyrical Giants’ record deal with label J-Cor fell apart. He felt it was time to go take it all on his own.
- On July 18, 2006, his 2nd studio album named Release the Beast was released and it included songs like Mug On, Feel It, Pistol Fo, I’m a Hustler, This One, Gotta Get That Money, and Lights, Camera, Action.