Bone Crusher Stomps Into Rock, Sheds Pounds

While many fans

recognize heavyweight rapper Bone Crusher from his hit single "Neva Scared"

and his starring role in the latest season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club 4 reality

series, the Atlanta-bred MC is hoping to find new success in the rock world.Bone

Crusher, born Wayne Hardnett, recently assembled a group of musicians to form

the band The Onslaught, which features Bone Crusher rapping and singing. "I

got a bunch of crazy black boys that like that metal s**t," Bone Crusher

told, adding that he is preparing another Hip-Hop album titled Planet

Crusher. Planet

Crusher, which is due out in Jan. is the follow up to Bone Crusher's sophomore

album Release The Beast, which hit stores in July 2006 on Roy Jones Jr.'s

Body Head Entertainment and 845 Entertainment.The

album failed to match the success of Bone Crusher' 2003 debut release AttenCHUN!,

which spawned the hit single "Neva Scared."Bone

Crusher is currently one of the standout celebrities featured on Celebrity

Fit Club 4, where celebrities compete in physical and motivational competitions

designed to shed pounds and win prizes. During

the show, the rapper, who stands 6'1, revealed he never worried about his weight,

which had risen to almost 430 pounds. He changed his mind when he viewed a videotaped

segment of his wife crying and expressing her fear for his health. During

Celebrity Fit Club 4, Bone Crusher must shed 45 pounds. Other

celebrities on the show include Angie Stone, Ted Lange (Isaac from The Love

Boat), Vincent Pastore ("Big Pussy" from The Sopranos), Nick

Turturro (NYPD Blue, Malcolm X, Jungle Fever), Erika Eleniak

(Playboy model, Baywatch), Carnie Wilson and Tina Yothers (Family


the entrepreneur, those with keen eyes can spot Bone Crusher wearing his new clothing

line called Panda throughout the season. The

Panda clothing line caters to both men and women and is slated to hit stores in