Bone Crusher is an Atlanta native and the CEO of Vainglorious Entertainment. The notable rapper and entertainer born Wayne Hardnett, made his mark in the hip-hop industry with his 2003 debut album titled, AttenCHUN! The album’s high energy, hit single, “Never Scared” led superstar producer Jermaine Dupri to sign him to his So So Def label. The single, which debuted at number four on the Billboard charts, became a mainstay on the play lists of hip hop stations around the country. It was the video for “Never Scared” that knocked fellow rapper 50 Cent from the number one spot on BET’s 106 & Park and showed a no holds barred, large and in charge MC with lyrics to match, propelling Bone Crusher to hip hop stardom. Evidence of his success includes the record-breaking numbers and #1 placement on the R&B Album and Rap Album Billboard charts, #1 ranked videos, Hip Hop awards and nominations, unforgettable collaborations, and acting.
When So So Def moved to Virgin Records, Bone Crusher left the label to start his own, Vainglorious Entertainment, Inc. with his wife and manager Aneesah Bray. The first album release from Vainglorious will be “FREE” dropping the alternative hip hop song Round which is currently heatin’ up the clubs in Europe as well as his hometown. However, with a new label, a new album, and setting a record for “biggest individual weight loss” on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club 4, it’s the beginning of a new era in his life and career. Admirably, Bone Crusher uses his appearance to inspire personal growth and change by doing his own fitness DVD named “Battle of the Bulge” which is recommended by the ADA. Grounded and holistic, Bone Crusher is a music supernova who aspires to answer the question, “What’s next for music?” With recordi-setting successes and the ability to persevere, it is certain that his contribution to the music industry will be much like his persona: astronomical and phenomenal.
Yes I play live wherever they will take me. I love playing for the band. I have tons of fun. All moments with fans are Vainglorious!
I love 80's music, so for this album that's what I chose to do. I me my band from around Atlanta and Alabama and they can PLAY! So they influence me too. I also like 80's R&B lke DeBarge. I miss those times. Gnarles Barkley obviously loves 80s as well. People enjoyed the music and since I was already doing that type of music, I decided to take it seriously and put it out. I still love hip hop so I may come out with that again later.
I like to have my band experiment. I have my producers do the same. That's what music is all about.
I am hoping that my fans don't think that I am leaving hip hop. I will forever love music, period. Enjoy it all!