The Hard as Hell
series of compilation albums were produced and released by English label Music of Life
records between 1987
. They were predominantly a sampler album
for the Music of Life catalogue, but were also used as a way to minimise the risk of promoting and selling records by previously unknown artists.
British rappers who made their recording debut on the Hard as Hell series include MC Duke, the Demon Boyz, Overlord X, Thrashpack, Huntkillbury Finn and Hijack.