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MC Hammer

In Stanford, California in July 2008.
Background information
Birth name Stanley Kirk Burrell
Also known as Hammer, MC Hammer, Hammertime
Born March 30, 1980 (1980-03-30) (age 29)
Origin Oakland, California, U.S.
Died 05-09-09
Genres Hip hop, pop, dance, gospel
Occupations Rapper, preacher, Internet business entrepreneur, actor, performer/entertainer/dancer
Years active 1986–present
Labels Capitol Records
Death Row Records
Giant Records
EMI
WorldHit
Oaktown Records
Bust It Records
FullBlast Playhouse
Website mchammer.blogspot.com
mchammer.com
.Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), best known by his stage names MC Hammer, Hammer and Hammertime, is a rapper, entertainer and dancer most popular during the late 1980s until the mid-1990s.^ ET) -- MC Hammer (Stanley Burrell) is set to return to the world of popular music.
  • MC Hammer on Yahoo! Music 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MC Hammer: She is my best friend.
  • MC Hammer: 'Get Ready For a Big Reunion With Me and Vanilla Ice' 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC blogs.nypost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is mc hammers real name?
  • MC Hammer - Biography - Ask.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

.Remembered for a rapid rise to fame before losing a majority of his fortune, he is also known for his hit records, including "U Can't Touch This", flamboyant dance techniques and trademark Hammer pants.^ Remembered for a rapid rise to fa...
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^ Who remembers MC Hammer pants?
  • MC Hammer school of English (video) - Boing Boing 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hammer, remembered for his trademark baggy pants, can be credited as one of the performers,...
  • MC Hammer - Photos and News 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.nypost.com [Source type: General]

.Hammer became a preacher during the late 1990s, was a television show host and dance judge, is a record label CEO, and as of 2008 works as a co-creator of a dance website called DanceJam, while still performing occasionally at concerts and other social media, ministry and outreach functions.^ Since his dramatic fall from fame in the mid-1990s, he became a preacher, TV host and co-creator of a dance website called DanceJam .
  • NY PIX Morning News Blog – WPIX-TV 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC weblogs.wpix.com [Source type: General]

^ MC Hammer : It's a social media driven label so the whole concept was...
  • MC Hammer - From Treehugger 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hammer currently runs an private equity startup, and still performs occasional concerts.
  • Posts mentioning MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC ingamenow.com [Source type: General]

.In addition, he is executive producer of his own reality show called Hammertime which airs Sundays at 10 PM EST on the A&E Network.^ In addition, he is executive producer of his own reality show called Hammertime which airs Sundays at 10 PM EST on the A&E Network.
  • BBC - Music - MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ "Hammertime" premieres Sunday June 14 at 10 pm on A&E! .
  • MC Hammer: 'Get Ready For a Big Reunion With Me and Vanilla Ice' 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC blogs.nypost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hammertime airs Sunday nights at 10pm on A&E .
  • MC Hammer | Stay Tuned | BET.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC blogs.bet.com [Source type: General]
  • Interview: MC Hammer Talks Going Prime Time | Stay Tuned | BET.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC blogs.bet.com [Source type: General]

[1][2]
.Hammer is considered a forefather and innovator[3] of pop rap, and is the first hip hop artist to achieve diamond status for an album.^ Hip hop artist turns to Twitter .
  • MC Hammer - Photos and News 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.nypost.com [Source type: General]

^ Mc Hammer has done so much for Hip-Hop!
  • MC Hammer Is Still At It | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Artist: MC Hammer ( less ) Tags: hip hop • hiphop • mc hammer • rap Extras .
  • MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This | SPIKE 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

[4][5][6][7] .However, due to his mainstream appeal since the late 1980s, Hammer would later be considered a sell-out rapper by many due in part to over-exposure and as a result of him changing to a grittier image as the landscape of rap changed.^ I would consider him the lucky one.
  • MC Hammer's reality check | Music | Interview | The A.V. Club Chicago 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, due to his mainstream appeal since the late 1980s, Hammer would later be considered a sell-out rapper by many due in part to over-exposure and as a result of him changing to a grittier image as the landscape of rap changed.
  • BBC - Music - MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ MC Hammer hasn't topped the music charts since the early 1990s, but the former rap star says he has another hit in him _ only this time around he'll p...

[8][9][10] .Nonetheless, BET ranked Hammer as the #7 "Best Dancer Of All Time".[11] While his talent may be denied, disputed and debated, "Vibe Presents The Best Rapper Ever Tournament" declared Hammer the 17th most favorite of all-time during the first round.^ For many in the audience, Hammer, the energetic dancer and rapper whose music career peaked in the early 1990s, is more about the present than ever.
  • MC Hammer appears at Harvard - The Boston Globe 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: News]
  • MC Hammer appears at Harvard - The Boston Globe 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: News]

^ Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 09:57 AM on 2/18/2009 - + Dystopic I'm a Fan of Dystopic I'm a fan of this user 20 fans permalink First off, Ozzy is incredibly talented, If not for the drunken antics, he would be regarded as one of the best male vocalists in our time.
  • MC Hammer Gets A&E Reality Show 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Despite being one of the best-selling rappers of all time, none of MC Hammer 's albums were very consistent — the singles stood out like a sore thumb among the filler on each record, which is why Greatest Hits is such a good bargain.
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[12]
.While giving numerous interviews on radio stations and television channels through the years, Hammer is still questioned about his 1996 bankruptcy.^ While giving numerous interviews on radio stations and television channels through the years, Hammer is still questioned about his 1996 bankruptcy.
  • BBC - Music - MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ We are, in about nine months, going to come through Australia with a big world tour – MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice.” .
  • MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice to tour Australia on FasterLouder.com.au 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.fasterlouder.com.au [Source type: General]

^ According to All Music, Hammer released two more albums with lesser sales before filing for bankruptcy in 1996.
  • MC Hammer brings new songs to Tahoe on Saturday | Metromix Reno 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC reno.metromix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13][14][15] .During one such interview by WKQI-FM (95.5) for the promotion of his "Pioneers Of Hip Hop 2009" gig at the Fox Theatre (Detroit, Michigan) which featured 2 Live Crew, Naughty by Nature, Too Short, Biz Markie & Roxanne Shanté, Hammer was subject to inquiries about his finances by the "Mojo in the Morning" host which led to a response on Twitter that Mojo was a 'coward', with Hammer threatening to cancel commercials surrounding his show.^ Mc Hammer has done so much for Hip-Hop!
  • MC Hammer Is Still At It | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hip-hop crimes of 2009 .
  • MC Hammer brings new songs to Tahoe on Saturday | Metromix Reno 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC reno.metromix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During one such interview by WKQI-FM (95.5) for the promotion of his "Pioneers Of Hip Hop 2009" gig at the Fox Theatre (Detroit, Michigan) which featured 2 Live Crew, Naughty by Nature, Too Short, Biz Markie & Roxanne Shanté, Hammer was subject to inquiries about his finances by the "Mojo in the Morning" host which led to a response on Twitter that Mojo was a 'coward', with Hammer threatening to cancel commercials surrounding his show.
  • BBC - Music - MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

[16][17][18]
.Originally from Oakland, Hammer currently resides in Tracy, California with his wife (Stephanie) of 23 years, his nephew (Jamaris) and Stephanie and Hammer's five children: three boys (Bobby, Jeremiah, Sammy) and two girls (Sarah, A'keiba).^ HAMMER HORSES AROUND Year: 1991-1992 Sports connection: Like all little boys growing up in rough East Oakland, Hammer dreamed of racing Thoroughbred horses.
  • Hammertime! MC Hammer’s Greatest Sports Moments | Complex Blog 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: General]

^ The network announced today it had ordered 11 episodes of "Hammertime," following the lives of the '90s rap star and his family, which includes his wife of 23 years and their brood of seven (children and nephews ranging in age from 3 to 21).
  • A&E bails out MC Hammer, orders 'Hammertime' | Show Tracker | Los Angeles Times 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hammer's entrepreneurial roots date back to the 1980s when he began recording songs with financial help from a few Oakland Athletics, where he once worked as a ball boy.
  • MC Hammer Hoping for Comeback as Internet Titan - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

[19][20][21] .Throughout his career, MC Hammer has managed his own recording business, Oaktown Records.^ Throughout his career, MC Hammer has managed his own recording business, Oaktown Records.
  • BBC - Music - MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Consider the opportunity to book MC Hammer or other entertainers for a wedding, birthday, anniversary, business meeting or convention.
  • HAMMER booking - Rap Music Artists - Corporate Event Booking Agent 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.delafont.com [Source type: General]

^ After leaving Capitol Records and EMI for the second time in his career, MC Hammer decided to move his Oaktown imprint to an independent distributor and released his ninth studio album, Full Blast, in 2003.
  • MC Hammer Discography | ConcertHub 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Early life

.Burrell was born in Oakland, California.^ Born Stanley Kirk Burrell in Oakland, CA, MC Hammer started rapping after a stint in the Navy.
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^ MC Hammer was born Stanley Kirk Burrell in Oakland, CA, on March 30, 1962.
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  • Amazon.com: Hammer: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
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  • MC Hammer - Biography - Ask.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
  • The Secret Life of Shoes: MC Hammer and Hammer Pants! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC secretlifeofshoes.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Hammer was born Stanley Burrell in 1962 in Oakland, Calif.
  • MC Hammer brings new songs to Tahoe on Saturday | Metromix Reno 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC reno.metromix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He grew up with his mother, a secretary, and eight siblings in a cramped apartment in a very rough section of East Oakland.^ HAMMER HORSES AROUND Year: 1991-1992 Sports connection: Like all little boys growing up in rough East Oakland, Hammer dreamed of racing Thoroughbred horses.
  • Hammertime! MC Hammer’s Greatest Sports Moments | Complex Blog 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: General]

.If the baseball enthusiast wasn't dancing in the Oakland Coliseum parking lot with a beatbox blaring, Burrell was selling stray baseballs.^ HAMMER HOLDS THE WOOD Year: 1980-81 Sports connection: An Oakland Athletics fan, young Hammer used to dance in the Oakland Coliseum parking lot for money in the ’70s.
  • Hammertime! MC Hammer’s Greatest Sports Moments | Complex Blog 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: General]

^ Hammer was discovered as he danced in the parking lot at Oakland A’s games to raise money to attend games, and the owners took a liking to his entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Posts mentioning MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC ingamenow.com [Source type: General]

.It was there that then Oakland A's team owner Charles O. Finley spotted the 11-year-old Burrell doing splits and was impressed enough to invite him to a game, employ him as an office assistant and name him honorary Vice President.^ People have to understand that I started working when I was 8 years old for the Oakland Raiders until I was 18.
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^ He grew up Stanley Kirk Burrell in Oakland and still lives there.
  • USATODAY.com - '90s star MC Hammer taps Net's social networks to promote new album 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ Heroic dog saves 11-year-old boy from cougar (47) Go Compare and the 9 other most annoying adverts (34) .
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[3] .He acquired the nickname M.C. for being "Master of Ceremonies" which he used when he began performing at various clubs while on the road as an Oakland A's bat boy.^ Hammer's entrepreneurial roots date back to the 1980s when he began recording songs with financial help from a few Oakland Athletics, where he once worked as a ball boy.
  • MC Hammer Hoping for Comeback as Internet Titan - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

[3]
From 1980 to 1981, Burrell served as a batboy with the team under the colorful Charlie Finley, who lived in the Midwest and for whom Burrell was his "eyes and ears."[22] Reggie Jackson, in describing Burrell's role for Finley, took credit for the "Hammer" nickname:
.Hell, our chief executive, the guy that ran our team, uh, that communicated [with] Charlie Finley, the top man there, was a 13-year old kid.^ Damn I sure didnt know Bobby brown had a son when he was 10 years olD! (Jus kidding but damn his son is grown as hell and look more diesel than him) .
  • New Reality Show Matches MC Hammer's Daughter Against Bobby Brown's Son And Al B Sure's Son - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.mediatakeout.com [Source type: General]

^ That includes Stanley Jr., a 13-year-old dancer who shares his father's affinity for technology.
  • FOXNews.com - Reality TV Show to Highlight Daily Life of MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Nov 17, 2009 at 18:13 by Rekrul “When there is a murder done with the gun, do they go back to the guy who sold the gun at the store and arrest him?
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

.I nicknamed him "Hammer," because he looked like [Hammerin'] Hank Aaron.^ MC Hammer looked like that .
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^ His kids are cute...but that is because they don't look like him.
  • New Reality Show Matches MC Hammer's Daughter Against Bobby Brown's Son And Al B Sure's Son - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.mediatakeout.com [Source type: General]

^ After failing in professional baseball and attending a college course in communications, M.C. Hammer (named after his likeness to baseball's big hitter, Henry 'Hammerin' Hank' Aaron) joined the US Navy for three years.
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[22]
Ron Bergman, at the time an Oakland Tribune writer who covered the A's, recalled that:
He was an informant in the clubhouse, an informant for Charlie, and he got the nickname "Pipeline."[22]
According to Hammer:
.Charlie said, "I'm getting you a new hat.^ And you’re getting royalties every time you get one of these new uses.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

.I don't want you to have a hat that says "A's" on it.^ Video feedback Video settings If you don't have something nice to say, then don't touch MC Hammer's Twitter site.
  • 'Can't tweet this' says MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: General]
  • 'Can't tweet this' says MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ People shouldn't want to draw sides, but if you want to that's human, but don't be in place of us.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Would that be OK with you?MC Hammer: I would say, "If that's what you want to do, I understand.
  • MC Hammer: 'Get Ready For a Big Reunion With Me and Vanilla Ice' 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC blogs.nypost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I'm getting you a hat that says 'Ex VP,' that says 'Executive Vice President.'^ Says: January 3rd, 2008 at 2:48 pm I’m pretty sure they can’t execute you for killing a police dog.
  • Killer Dogs, North Korea and MC Hammer: The Daily Nooner (EST)! | Cracked.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You're running the joint around here."^ I hope you intend to dance around like MC Hammer when you're wearing them mind you!!
  • M C Hammer Pants 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.inthe00s.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We hope you're still with us, because here's the third thing: MC Hammer is apparently working on a secret project with Activision.
  • MC Hammer says he's working on 'secret project' with Activision 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When you really put it in its proper context, we're talking about a total paradigm shift in the way the world is run, operated and conducted.
  • MC Hammer on Twitter, gaming, and Hammer pants | Stuff.co.nz 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.stuff.co.nz [Source type: General]

... .Every time I come down to the clubhouse, you know, Rollie would yell out "Oh, everybody be quiet!^ Are you coming out with new material?
  • MC Hammer | Stay Tuned | BET.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC blogs.bet.com [Source type: General]
  • Interview: MC Hammer Talks Going Prime Time | Stay Tuned | BET.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC blogs.bet.com [Source type: General]

^ Also wanted to let you know its not to late to submit for the compilation "Valley Of The Son" You dont want to miss out on this powerful opportunity, to be able to reach and touch so many lives.
  • MySpace - MC Hammer - 47 - Hombre - TRACY, CALIFORNIA - myspace.com/mc_hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ "Everyone knows the songs, so to say that you once saw Vanilla Ice sing Ice Ice Baby is pretty cool," Ms Rodigo yelled.
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Here comes Pipeline!"[22]
.Other reports claim that Burrell also acquired the nickname "Little Hammer" from Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Pedro Garcia because of his resemblance to Henry (Hammerin' Hank) Aaron.^ Nickname came from his childhood resemblance to baseball legend, Hammerin' Hank Aaron.
  • M.C. Hammer - Dating, Gossip, News, M.C. Hammer Photos 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ His nickname came from his resemblance to the former home run king, Hammerin' Hank Aaron.
  • MC Hammer Hoping for Comeback as Internet Titan - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ A member of a strongly religious family, he landed a job as a bat/ball boy for the Oakland Athletics baseball team, where he entertained fans by dancing during breaks in the game, and earned the nickname "Hammer" for his resemblance to all-time home run leader "Hammerin'" Hank Aaron.
  • MC Hammer Booking Agent - Available for Concerts and Events Worldwide 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.bookingentertainment.com [Source type: General]
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  • The Secret Life of Shoes: MC Hammer and Hammer Pants! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC secretlifeofshoes.blogspot.com [Source type: General]
  • MC Hammer - artist details, ringtones, covertones, downloads, MP3, CDs 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.shazam.com [Source type: General]

.Side-by-side they looked like father and son.^ Al B Sure son looks like Puffy I guess he's been around him too long, oh I forgot Puffy has been there for him all these years.
  • New Reality Show Matches MC Hammer's Daughter Against Bobby Brown's Son And Al B Sure's Son - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.mediatakeout.com [Source type: General]

^ Bobby Brown's son almost looks like Boris with that forehead.
  • New Reality Show Matches MC Hammer's Daughter Against Bobby Brown's Son And Al B Sure's Son - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.mediatakeout.com [Source type: General]

^ I can see Bobby Brown son(who don't look nothing like him)and Lil Al B ( Who look like Puffy) gonna make it do what it do!
  • New Reality Show Matches MC Hammer's Daughter Against Bobby Brown's Son And Al B Sure's Son - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.mediatakeout.com [Source type: General]

.MC Hammer could be found outside the baseball stadium dancing in an effort to earn enough money to attend games.^ MC Hammer on Twitter, gaming, and Hammer pants .
  • MC Hammer on Twitter, gaming, and Hammer pants | Stuff.co.nz 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.stuff.co.nz [Source type: General]

^ Email Addresses found for Mc Hammer .
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^ A member of a strongly religious family, he landed a job as a bat/ball boy for the Oakland Athletics baseball team, where he entertained fans by dancing during breaks in the game, and earned the nickname "Hammer" for his resemblance to all-time home run leader "Hammerin'" Hank Aaron.
  • MC Hammer Booking Agent - Available for Concerts and Events Worldwide 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.bookingentertainment.com [Source type: General]
  • The Secret Life of Shoes: MC Hammer and Hammer Pants! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC secretlifeofshoes.blogspot.com [Source type: General]
  • MC Hammer - artist details, ringtones, covertones, downloads, MP3, CDs 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.shazam.com [Source type: General]

Finley saw his eagerness and entrepreneurial techniques which made him suitable for such a position.[3]
.The former high school second baseman dreamed of being a professional baseball player.^ An aspiring ballplayer himself, he failed to catch on with a professional organization following high school, and enlisted in the Navy for three years.
  • MC Hammer Booking Agent - Available for Concerts and Events Worldwide 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.bookingentertainment.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Hammer: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
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^ I remember being in elementary and junior high schools (heck, high school and college too) trying to figure out with my girlfriends, which character we were most like.
  • MC Hammer | Stay Tuned | BET.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC blogs.bet.com [Source type: General]

.But he gave up on that dream when he failed to make the final cut at a San Francisco Giants tryout or with any other organization.^ San Francisco Giants, SEC Football, NFL, Golf .
  • Conor Mc's Sportswriter Profile | Bleacher Report 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hammer pondered a career of quick cash in the drug trade.^ Ed McMahon and MC Hammer trade gold for cash.
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.Instead, he chose the disciplined life of the Navy and enlisted for three years, serving with Patron (Patrol Squadron) Forty Seven (VP-47) of Moffett Field in Mountain View, California as a Petty Officer Third Class Aviation Store Keeper (AK3) until his honorable discharge.^ An aspiring ballplayer himself, he failed to catch on with a professional organization following high school, and enlisted in the Navy for three years.
  • MC Hammer Booking Agent - Available for Concerts and Events Worldwide 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.bookingentertainment.com [Source type: General]
  • Book MC Hammer - An Agent From The Booking Entertainment Agency Will Assist You With Booking MC Hammer Worldwide. 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC onlinetalent.com [Source type: General]
  • The Secret Life of Shoes: MC Hammer and Hammer Pants! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC secretlifeofshoes.blogspot.com [Source type: General]
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[23]
.With the help from several of his athlete friends, Hammer started his own record label business upon his return from the military, called Bust It.^ Long a fan of funk and soul, he became interested in hip-hop upon returning to civilian life, and began performing in local clubs; with the financial help of several Athletics players, he also started his own record label, Bust It, and recorded a couple of popular local singles.

^ Finally, Hammer released a new album, the patriotic-themed Active Duty, through his own WorldHit label in late 2001.

^ Hammer's entrepreneurial roots date back to the 1980s when he began recording songs with financial help from a few Oakland Athletics, where he once worked as a ball boy.
  • MC Hammer Hoping for Comeback as Internet Titan - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

[3]

Music career

.Prior to his mainstream career and "rags-to-riches-to-rags-and-back saga",[24] Hammer formed a Christian rap music group known as Holy Ghost Boy(s), producing songs called "Word", "B-Boy Chill"[25] and later releasing "This Wall"[26] (it was within the lyrics of this song that Kirk Burrell - or "K.B." - first identified himself as M.C. Hammer)[27][28] with CCM's Jon Gibson (or "J.G.").^ Before “Addams Groove,” Hammer introduced his son along with a large group of teenage dancers who pop-and-lock’ed through the entire song while Hammer took a spot in the background rapping the song’s lyrics.
  • MONDAY MUSIC: MC Hammer concert at Universal Studios Mardi Gras - Review, Video, and Photos - distant creations 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.distantcreations.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MC Hammer, this song is the best, old skewl rap is the best, never mind these new songs that say one word over and over, or about killing mofo's, old school rap is where its at we need to start a revolt, and BRING BACK THE HAMMER .
  • MC HAMMER - U CAN'T TOUCH THIS LYRICS 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.leoslyrics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even if you dont minister in rap or song maybe you have a word from the lord.
  • MySpace - MC Hammer - 47 - Hombre - TRACY, CALIFORNIA - myspace.com/mc_hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

[29] .This rap hit appeared on Gibson's album Change of Heart,[30] and "Son of the King" showed up on Hammer's debut album Feel My Power (1987), as well as the updated version Let's Get It Started (1988).^ Capitol Records re-released his first album, Feel the Power, as Let's Get It Started.
  • Connection Magazine, The Premier Good News Publication www.connectionmagazine.org 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.connectionmagazine.org [Source type: General]

^ Simultaneously, a gospel group he formed, the Holy Ghost Boys, produced a single called "Son of the King," which eventually became one of Hammers biggest hits.
  • Connection Magazine, The Premier Good News Publication www.connectionmagazine.org 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.connectionmagazine.org [Source type: General]

^ By 1991, MC Hammer was a rap phenomenon whose previous album had gone certified diamond (10 million copies sold) off the hit U Can’t Touch This.
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[31][32][33]
.With exception to later remixes of early releases, Hammer produced and recorded many rap songs that were never made public, yet are now available on the Internet.^ Hammer's entrepreneurial roots date back to the 1980s when he began recording songs with financial help from a few Oakland Athletics, where he once worked as a ball boy.
  • MC Hammer Hoping for Comeback as Internet Titan - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ MC Hammer, this song is the best, old skewl rap is the best, never mind these new songs that say one word over and over, or about killing mofo's, old school rap is where its at we need to start a revolt, and BRING BACK THE HAMMER .
  • MC HAMMER - U CAN'T TOUCH THIS LYRICS 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.leoslyrics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He has kept making music and recorded and released seven albums, none of which have matched the success of Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em .
  • MC Hammer gets shy in Auckland | Stuff.co.nz 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.stuff.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[34] .Via his record labels such as Oaktown Records and FullBlast, Hammer has introduced, signed and produced new talent including Oaktown's 3.5.7, the vocal quintet Special Generation, Analise,[35] James Greer,[36] One Cause One Effect,[3] B Angie B, The Stooge Playaz,[37][38] DASIT (as seen on ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show),[39] Teabag, Common Unity, Geeman[40] and Pleasure Ellis;[41] both collaborating with him and producing raps of their own during his career.^ MC Hammer, this song is the best, old skewl rap is the best, never mind these new songs that say one word over and over, or about killing mofo's, old school rap is where its at we need to start a revolt, and BRING BACK THE HAMMER .
  • MC HAMMER - U CAN'T TOUCH THIS LYRICS 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.leoslyrics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Devil has one Hell Of A Network and his Rapper is impressive ,Taunting us, I got a special dance for him , Pen the tail on the donkey .
  • MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.twitvip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From Bono to Bob Marley: Island Records at 50 29 May 2009: Join us as we celebrate the work of one of the most pioneering labels in Britain .
  • Carlene Thomas-Bailey talks to MC Hammer about magic shoes and big pants | Culture | The Guardian 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[42][43] .Some of these artists can now be found on YouTube or other video sites such as MTV.com.^ FARIVAR: So just as MP3s has made it easier for garage bands to get noticed, video-sharing sites are now letting up-and-coming dancers influence each other.
  • MC Hammer Moves to Tap Online Dance Craze : NPR 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ CYRUS FARIVAR: Currently, the Web is abuzz with video sharing and social networking Web sites: YouTube, MySpace, Dailymotion, Facebook, the list goes on.
  • MC Hammer Moves to Tap Online Dance Craze : NPR 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ He helped found the media Web site dancejam.com, has unveiled a new iPhone application and frequently tweets on Twitter.
  • FOXNews.com - Reality TV Show to Highlight Daily Life of MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

[44][45]

Feel My Power (1987)

.In 1987, after a record deal went sour, Hammer borrowed $20,000 each from former Oakland A's players Mike Davis and Dwayne Murphy to start Bust It Productions.^ With ex-Con Funk Shun mastermind Felton Pilate producing, Hammer recorded an album titled Feel My Power in 1987.
  • MC Hammer Booking Agent - Available for Concerts and Events Worldwide 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.bookingentertainment.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Mc Hammer: MP3 Downloads 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.He kept the company going by selling records from his basement.^ So being a super-star and blowing up meant selling a couple of thousand records, maybe going gold, but not platinum.

^ VPNs, which has already been seen in Sweden) This will itself probably result in record companies going after VPNs in order to enforce THEM to monitor and disconnect infringers.
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

.Bust It spawned Bustin' Records, the independent label of which Hammer was CEO.^ Third Eye was something we recorded out of the need to make music, and then from there it built up to this independent label.

.Together, the companies had more than 100 employees.^ Most companies are moving too slowly -- they need to do more than simply start Twitter accounts, he said.
  • cool global BIZ: Global Rapper, Entrepreneur & Tech Evangelist MC Hammer: "Music is a Global Language" 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.coolglobalbiz.com [Source type: General]

^ There was mild drama when they toured together in the '90s, after Ice reportedly said the crowds were more impressed with his skills than Hammer's.
  • MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice Rock Utah - Newsweek.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: General]
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^ But record companies always controlled the purse strings, and always ultimately made more than their fair share.
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

[3] .Recording singles and selling them out of the trunk of his car, he marketed himself relentlessly.^ For example, we're shown a barrage of abrupt jump cuts of pre-1990s-fame Hammer cutting a record in a studio to choreographing dance moves on a basketball court to selling albums out of his car.
  • Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001) (TV) 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m not too sure he’s ever had too much respect for music labels, wasn’t he the guy that started off selling his own home made cds from the trunk of his car?
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

.Coupled with his dance abilities, Hammer's style was unique at the time.^ They are dressy enough to alternate with your heels at work and will make it easier to achieve Hammer's moves next time your hit the dance floor!
  • Currently Channeling: MC Hammer - Celebrity Style and Fashion from WhoWhatWear 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.whowhatwear.com [Source type: General]

^ Not to mention, the price is right for anyone who wants to inch their way into Hammer's style on a one-piece-at-a-time trial basis.
  • Currently Channeling: MC Hammer - Celebrity Style and Fashion from WhoWhatWear 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.whowhatwear.com [Source type: General]

^ Read More: Video , Parachute Pants , Hammer Dance , Hammer Time , Mc Hammer Flash Mob , Hammer Dance Flash Mob , Parachute Pants Flash Mob , Flash Mob , Hammer Flash Mob , Flashmob , MC Hammer , Hammer Flashmob , Comedy News .

.Now using the name MC Hammer, he recorded his debut album, Feel My Power, which was produced between 1986 and 1988 to be released independently in 1987 on his Oaktown Records label (Bustin').^ MC Hammer: She is my best friend.
  • MC Hammer: 'Get Ready For a Big Reunion With Me and Vanilla Ice' 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC blogs.nypost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The album Family Affair was slated for release on Hammer's own Oaktown 3.5.7.
  • The Secret Life of Shoes: MC Hammer and Hammer Pants! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC secretlifeofshoes.blogspot.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Mc Hammer: MP3 Downloads 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Which is the name of my album.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

[46] .It was produced by Felton Pilate (of Con Funk Shun), and sold over 60,000 copies.^ It produced three Top Ten singles and sold over a million copies.
  • Christianity.ca - MC Hammer Returns to Faith 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.christianity.ca [Source type: General]

^ (Felton Pilate received Grammy nomination for producing MC Hammer albums) He's got a brand new album out now, it's called "Nothing but love spoken here".

^ Wlad is a massive draw but wouldn't have sold 60,000 if it wasn't for that gobby limey bastard letting his verbal faecal matter run.
  • 112,000 people to see Wlads last 2 fights - Boxing Forum 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.boxingscene.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the spring of 1988, a DJ played the track "Let's Get It Started" — a song in which he declared he was "...second to none, from Doug E. Fresh, LL Cool J, or DJ Run" — after which the track began to gain popularity in clubs.^ That's sign to let em go and start fresh.
  • New Reality Show Matches MC Hammer's Daughter Against Bobby Brown's Son And Al B Sure's Son - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.mediatakeout.com [Source type: General]

^ Lupe has lost my respect to a certain extent, but I’ll be copping The Cool and waiting for the Lu/Tribe collabo track that is inevitably on the way.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

^ Hey dj won't you play that song??
  • @sugarashadevans with mc hammer ~ Mstracylee.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.mstracylee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.(He would continue to call out other East Coast rappers in future projects as well.^ So what about all the other states that exist on the east coast?
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Man, in this so called east coast west coast we're gonna have to narrow this down man, you can't fight the whole coast and that's real man personal battle is a personal battles name names so other individuals not involved won't get involved and make it bigger.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Who's the other rapper who sold out five nights at the Tokyo Dome?
  • MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice Rock Utah - Newsweek.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: General]
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) .Hammer received several offers from major record labels (which he initially declined due to his personal success) but after the successful release of this independent album and elaborate live dance show impressed a Capitol Records executive, Hammer signed a multi-album deal soon after.^ After impressing a Capitol Records executive with his already elaborate live show, he was signed to a multi-album deal, the first of which was a revamped version of Feel My Power retitled Let's Get It Started.
  • The Secret Life of Shoes: MC Hammer and Hammer Pants! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC secretlifeofshoes.blogspot.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Mc Hammer: MP3 Downloads 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The charges of rank commercialism weren't lessened by the merchandising machine that soon kicked in: endorsement deals, MC Hammer dolls, even a Saturday morning cartoon show.
  • The Secret Life of Shoes: MC Hammer and Hammer Pants! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC secretlifeofshoes.blogspot.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Mc Hammer: MP3 Downloads 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Not only is his sophomore LP the best-selling rap album of all time, but several endorsement deals, a Saturday morning cartoon and an extraordinary amount of mainstream success allowed Hammer to break barriers for hip hop, demonstrating its market potential in pop culture.
  • MC Hammer | Stay Tuned | BET.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC blogs.bet.com [Source type: General]

Let's Get It Started (1988)

.Once signed to Capitol Records, Hammer re-issued his first record with additional tracks added.^ Hammer 's entrepreneurial roots date back to the 1980s when he began recording songs with financial help from a few Oakland Athletics, where he once worked as a ball boy.
  • MC Hammer's Next Act: Tech Entrepreneur 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the case of complicity to commit piracy, recording studios are the ones to blame… they’re are the ones that make piratable material in the first place provoking piracy!
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

^ They aren't the ones who bought Hammer's and Ice's records the first time around.
  • MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice Rock Utah - Newsweek.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: General]
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."Pump It Up", "Turn This Mutha Out", "Let's Get It Started" and "They Put Me in the Mix" were the most popular singles from this album which all charted.^ Squidoo is the world's most popular site for creating single pages on your interests, hobbies, job, favorite books, and any of a billion other things.
  • MC Hammer Launches Video Dance Site - Dance Jam!: The Phattest Dance Jam Ever 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC phattest.dancejam.ever.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Turn This Mutha Out Buy - Dedicate - Video - Ringtone iLike .
  • Music en Facebook | MC Hammer - free music, pictures, videos 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yes, bands can put out their own albums and record their own music, but they will never do as well with their own music as a record company can.
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

.But not quite satisfied with this first multi-platinum success, Hammer's music underwent a metamorphosis, shifting from the standard rap format in his upcoming album.^ On 1995's Inside Out, Hammer seemed unsure of whether he wanted to appeal to pop or rap audiences; the album flopped, and Hammer was let out of his contract.
  • Amazon.com: Hammer: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
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^ There had been hit rap singles and albums before him, but MC Hammer was the man who truly brought rap music to a mass pop audience.
  • Amazon.com: Hammer: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Mc Hammer: MP3 Downloads 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ MC Hammer - Pop Rap/Hip-Hop - Rap/Hip-Hop - Music - www.real.com real.com RealPlayer Music Video Live News Games Home ?
  • MC Hammer - Pop Rap/Hip-Hop - Rap/Hip-Hop - Music - www.real.com 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC sweden.real.com [Source type: General]

"I decided the next album would be more musical," he says. .Purists chastised him for being more dancer than rapper.^ I mean, I think there’s more musicians than fans almost, especially rappers.

^ More than that, he's having conversations with people...and having fun with people...and being Shaq with people.
  • Brent's Social CRM Blog: What Shaq, MC Hammer and Tim Ferris Can Teach Us About Social CRM 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC crm2.typepad.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, he is my step son but he has been for more than 20 years and I have cared for him as my own son.
  • The Savaging of Cindy Sheehan | The Progressive 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC progressive.org [Source type: General]

.Sitting in a leopard-print body suit before a concert, he defended his style: "People were ready for something different from the traditional rap style.^ As a kid, it was just my perception of it was something that other people did until I saw Too Short rapping and then I was like, “He’s from here and he raps.” That’s when I really started seriously rapping.

The fact that the record has reached this level indicates the genre is growing."
[3]
.MC Hammer was good friends with Arsenio Hall, and a then-unknown teen named Vanilla Ice (despite public rumors) who he would later reunite with in a 2009 concert in Salt Lake City, Utah.^ Artist: Vanilla Ice vs Mc Hammer .
  • Mc hammer can't touch - MP3 Search & Free Mp3 Downloads 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC beemp3.com [Source type: General]

^ TLC to mc hammer and vanilla ice?
  • MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice Reunion Canceled Again - Asylum.com 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.asylum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That was Suge as well, but with MC Hammer, we were friends.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

[47] .Hammer was invited to first perform the song "U Can't Touch This", prior to its release, on The Arsenio Hall Show in 1989.[48] He also performed "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em", a song that didn't make it on his upcoming album, but did appear in the same-titled movie.^ I’ve accomplished everything I could accomplish on Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em .
  • MC Hammer's reality check | Music | Interview | The A.V. Club Chicago 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Please Hammer Don't Hurt'em" I have heard Felton solo album and I love it to it's entirity .

^ Arsenio Hall show .
  • M.C. Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em (1990)

.Notorious for dissing rappers in his previous recordings, Hammer appropriately titled his third album (and second major-label release) Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em,[49] which was released January 1, 1990.[50][51] It included the successful single "U Can't Touch This" which sampled Rick James' 1981 "Super Freak").^ Still, nothing could have foreshadowed the phenomenon of Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, the 1990-released follow-up.

^ I’ve accomplished everything I could accomplish on Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em .
  • MC Hammer's reality check | Music | Interview | The A.V. Club Chicago 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Please Hammer Don't Hurt'em" I have heard Felton solo album and I love it to it's entirity .

.It was produced, recorded, and mixed by Felton Pilate and James Earley on a modified tour bus (while on tour) in 1989.[52] Interestingly, despite heavy airplay and a #27 chart debut, "U Can't Touch This" stopped at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart due to the fact that it was released only as a twelve-inch single.^ "U Can't Touch This" dominated radio and MTV during 1990 in a way few rap singles ever had, and won two Grammys (Best R&B Song, Best Solo Rap Performance); save for a quirk in its release format -- it was only available as a 12", which cut down on its sales -- it would easily have been the first rap single to top the Billboard pop chart.

^ (Felton Pilate received Grammy nomination for producing MC Hammer albums) He's got a brand new album out now, it's called "Nothing but love spoken here".

^ When others making records That just don't hit I've toured around the world From London to the Bay It's Hammer, go Hammer, M.C.Hammer, Yo Hammer And the rest can go and pray Can't touch this .
  • Emergency (MC) Hammer - Boing Boing 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, the album was a #1 success for 21 weeks, due primarily to this single, the first time ever for a rap recording on the pop charts.^ Music > Rap/Hip-Hop > Pop Rap/Hip-Hop > MC Hammer Main Albums / Singles Articles   From rags to riches to bankruptcy to life as a preacher, Hammer's life plays like a movie (see: VH1's Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story ).
  • MC Hammer - Pop Rap/Hip-Hop - Rap/Hip-Hop - Music - www.real.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC uk.real.com [Source type: General]

^ The single was an enormous hit, and the album became one of the biggest selling rap records in history.
  • MC Hammer - Pop Rap/Hip-Hop - Rap/Hip-Hop - Music - www.real.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC uk.real.com [Source type: General]

^ Capitol Records re-released his first album, Feel the Power, as Let's Get It Started.
  • Christianity.ca - MC Hammer Returns to Faith 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.christianity.ca [Source type: General]

.The song has been and continues to be used in many movies and television shows to date, and appears on soundtrack/compilation albums as well.^ Speaking on behalf of Evergreen, David K. Schulhof commented: "We anticipate that many songs in the MC Hammer catalog will emerge as a perfect fit for licensing in movies, television shows, and corporate advertising."

[53]
.Follow-up successes included "Have You Seen Her" (a cover of the Chi-Lites) and "Pray" (a beat sampled from Prince's "When Doves Cry" and Faith No More's "We Care a Lot"),[54] which was his biggest hit in the US, peaking at #2. "Pray" was also a major UK success, peaking at #8. The album went on to become the first hip-hop album to earn diamond status, selling more than 18 million units to date.^ Not only is his sophomore LP the best-selling rap album of all time, but several endorsement deals, a Saturday morning cartoon and an extraordinary amount of mainstream success allowed Hammer to break barriers for hip hop, demonstrating its market potential in pop culture.
  • MC Hammer | Stay Tuned | BET.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC blogs.bet.com [Source type: General]

^ More Entertainment Celebrity Music 12 Comments The stage was set for a reunion of two of the biggest hip-hop crossover acts of the '90s.
  • MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice Reunion Canceled Again - Asylum.com 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.asylum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Seeking to counteract the criticism, Hammer dropped the "MC" from his name and used more live instrumentation on his 1991 follow-up album, Too Legit to Quit.

[4][5][6][7] .During 1990, Hammer toured extensively in Europe which included a sold-out concert at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.^ Then, out of nowhere, everything instantly cuts to a tour bus parked in an inner-city neighborhood, accompanied by Hammer along with his outrageous haircut and huge entourage.
  • Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001) (TV) 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

With the sponsorship of PepsiCo, PepsiCo International CEO Christopher A. Sinclair went on tour with him during 1991.
.The album was notable for sampling other high-profile artists and gave some of these artists a new fanbase.^ Davey, on my new album, you'll hear me say some things about too short.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But I liked the new album, though I skip over some songs, just as we do with UYI 1&2.
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » What The Hell Happened To Axl Rose? 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some of his other accomplishments – and shortcomings – are ignored altogether (with the most notable being the ignominious absence of the smash hit "Pray").
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"Dancin' Machine" sampled The Jackson 5, "Help the Children" (also the name of an outreach foundation Hammer started)[55] interpolates Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)," and "She's Soft and Wet" also sampled Prince's "Soft and Wet." All of these songs proved to be successful on radio and video television, with "U Can't Touch This," "Pray" (most successful), "Have You Seen Her," "Here Comes the Hammer," and "Yo!! Sweetness" (UK only) all charting. .The album increased the popularity of hip-hop music.^ More Entertainment Celebrity Music 12 Comments The stage was set for a reunion of two of the biggest hip-hop crossover acts of the '90s.
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^ Check back with Evolving Music on Friday for part 2 where we discuss the future plans of the group, their thoughts on the remix culture and their favorite Hip-Hop albums of all time.

^ MC Hammer - Pop Rap/Hip-Hop - Rap/Hip-Hop - Music - www.real.com real.com RealPlayer Music Video Live News Games   Home ?
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.It remains the genre's all-time best-selling album.^ Evergreen described the collection, which they bought for $2.7 million, as "some of the best-selling and most popular rap songs of all time."

[56]
At the same time, he also appeared in The West Coast Rap All-Stars posse cut "We're All in the Same Gang." Music videos from this album and the previous albums began to receive much airplay on MTV and VH1. .A movie also accompanied the album and was produced at this same time called "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em: The Movie" along with music videos included within the movie.^ Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em April 4, 2005 $7.99 .
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^ I’ve accomplished everything I could accomplish on Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em .
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^ "Please Hammer Don't Hurt'em" I have heard Felton solo album and I love it to it's entirity .

[57]
A critical backlash began over the repetitive nature of his lyrics, his clean-cut image, and his perceived over-reliance on sampling others' entire hooks for the basis of his singles—criticisms that were also directed toward his contemporary, Vanilla Ice. .He was mocked in music videos by 3rd Bass, The D.O.C., DJ Debranz, and Ice Cube.^ Genre Radio   Artist Radio   BBC Radio   UK Radio   RealMusic Blog   DJ Sets   Music Videos FAQ What is RealMusic?
  • MC Hammer - Pop Rap/Hip-Hop - Rap/Hip-Hop - Music - www.real.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC uk.real.com [Source type: General]

.Oakland hip-hop group Digital Underground mocked him in the CD insert of its Sex Packets album when placing his picture in with the other members and referring to him as an unknown derelict.^ Check back with Evolving Music on Friday for part 2 where we discuss the future plans of the group, their thoughts on the remix culture and their favorite Hip-Hop albums of all time.

^ But there’s a lot of really good Hip-Hop out there if you know where to find it, so what do you listen to and what other artists in the genre inspire you?

^ They set a nice foundation for a lot of todays hip hop and are one of my favorite groups of all time.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

In fact, LL Cool J mocked him in "To tha Break of Dawn," a track on his Mama Said Knock You Out album, calling Hammer an "amateur, swinging a Hammer from a bodybag [his pants]," and saying, "My old gym teacher ain't supposed to rap." (LL Cool J would later compliment and commend Hammer's abilities/talents on VH-1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop, which aired in 2008). However, Ice-T came to his defense on his 1991 album O.G. Original Gangster: "A special shout out to my man MC Hammer: a lot of people dis you, man, but they just jealous." Ice-T later explained that he had nothing against people who were pop rap from the start, as Hammer had been, but only against emcees who switch from being hardcore or dirty to being pop-rap so that they can sell more records.
MC Hammer immortalized in doll form
.Despite the criticisms, MC Hammer's career continued to be highly successful including tours in Asia, Europe, Australia, and Russia.^ Seeking to counteract the criticism, Hammer dropped the "MC" from his name and used more live instrumentation on his 1991 follow-up album, Too Legit to Quit.

^ When you think about it, that's also pretty much MC Hammer's career in a nutshell.
  • Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001) (TV) 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nov 17, 2009 at 09:50 by theProfessor I toured around the world from London to the BAY It’s Hammer go Hammer mc hammer yo hammer and the rest can go and play .
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

.Soon after, MC Hammer Mattel dolls, lunchboxes, and other merchandise were marketed.^ In 1991, Mattel released the MC Hammer Doll.
  • M.C. Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The charges of rank commercialism weren't lessened by the merchandising machine that soon kicked in: endorsement deals, MC Hammer dolls, even a Saturday morning cartoon show.

^ I even have the MC Hammer doll that was put out about the same time.

He was also given his own Saturday morning cartoon, called Hammerman, which he hosted and voiced.

Too Legit to Quit (1991)

.After dropping the "MC" from his stage name, Burrell released Too Legit to Quit (again, produced by Felton Pilate) in 1991. Hammer took the opportunity to answer his critics on certain songs on the album.^ In 1991, Mattel released the MC Hammer Doll.
  • M.C. Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Seeking to counteract the criticism, Hammer dropped the "MC" from his name and used more live instrumentation on his 1991 follow-up album, Too Legit to Quit.
  • The Secret Life of Shoes: MC Hammer and Hammer Pants! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC secretlifeofshoes.blogspot.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Mc Hammer: MP3 Downloads 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ MC Hammer, born Stanley Burrell, made an initial commitment to Christ in 1984.
  • Christianity.ca - MC Hammer Returns to Faith 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.christianity.ca [Source type: General]

.Though the album was, by and large, no better accepted (critically) than his first, sales were strong (over three-million copies) and the title track was a hit.^ Daina Doucet He was known in the music business as the entertainer's entertainer—a superstar who sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and whose accolades include three Grammys, seven American Music Awards and two MTV Awards.
  • Christianity.ca - MC Hammer Returns to Faith 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.christianity.ca [Source type: General]

^ It produced three Top Ten singles and sold over a million copies.
  • Christianity.ca - MC Hammer Returns to Faith 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.christianity.ca [Source type: General]

^ Def better than some of his recent stuff though.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

The album peaked in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200. .Another hit came soon after, with "Addams Groove" (which appeared on both The Addams Family motion picture soundtrack and the vinyl and cassette versions of 2 Legit 2 Quit), which reached #7 in the U.S. and #4 in the UK. His video for the song appeared after the movie.^ Is this Hammer video Cash4Gold's attempt to show that they are too legit to quit?
  • MC Hammer stars in Cash4Gold viral | Media | guardian.co.uk 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hammer scored his last big hit with "Addams Groove," the theme to the film version of The Addams Family, and then paused to reconsider his approach.

^ Street Fighter: The Ultimate Battle (UK: TV title) The Meteor Man (1993) (writer: "TOO LEGIT TO QUIT") (performer: "TOO LEGIT TO QUIT") Class Act (1992) (writer: "U Can't Touch This") (performer: "U Can't Touch This") The Addams Family (1991) (performer: "Addams Groove") ("This Is The Way We Roll", "Too Legit To Quit", "Burn It Up", "Addams Groove") The Super (1991) (writer: "U Can't Touch This") (performer: "U Can't Touch This") Hot Shots!
  • M.C. Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.Hammer set out on tour, but the stage show had become as lavish as his lifestyle; loaded with singers, dancers, and backup musicians, the supporting concert tour was too expensive for the album's sales to finance, and it was canceled partway through.^ At World Gospel '97 in Barbados, Hammer launched his new career and debuted his new entourage of 25 musicians, choir members and dancers.
  • Christianity.ca - MC Hammer Returns to Faith 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.christianity.ca [Source type: General]

^ Then, out of nowhere, everything instantly cuts to a tour bus parked in an inner-city neighborhood, accompanied by Hammer along with his outrageous haircut and huge entourage.
  • Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001) (TV) 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nov 19, 2009 at 15:25 by Anonymous The past: Big record companies and popular musicians made millions from album sales and concerts.
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

[58] .Despite the multi-platinum certification, the sales were one-third of Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em.^ Hammer don't hurt em!
  • Destructoid - What is MC Hammer doing with Activision? 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Please hammer, don't hurt her.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Was a bat boy for the Oakland Athletics baseball team (imdb.com) Once sold records out of the trunk of his car (imdb.com) His album: 'Please Hammer don't hurt' sold over 10 million records in the US alone.
  • M.C. Hammer - Dating, Gossip, News, M.C. Hammer Photos 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

A video for the title song was also produced, featuring many celebrity appearances. ."2 Legit 2 Quit" has been ranked as one of the most expensive videos ever made.^ Daily throughout co founder against him one of the most notable entrepreneurs and online video space but not yet for his online video talent.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Too Legit To Quit Buy - Dedicate - Video - Ringtone iLike .
  • Music en Facebook | MC Hammer - free music, pictures, videos 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[59] .The song proved to be successful in the U.S., peaking at the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, at #5. The hand motions used within the song and video also became very popular.^ Saved in: Hot Off The Press Tags: hammertime , mc hammer Previously: Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent .
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

[60]
.At the end of the "Too Legit to Quit" video, after James Brown enlists Hammer to get the famous glove of Michael Jackson, a silver-white sequined glove is shown on the hand of a Michael Jackson look-a-like doing the "2 Legit 2 Quit" hand gesture.^ MC Hammer looked like that .
  • Hallmark: MC Hammer | SPIKE 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Seeking to counteract the criticism, Hammer dropped the "MC" from his name and used more live instrumentation on his 1991 follow-up album, Too Legit to Quit.
  • Amazon.com: Mc Hammer: MP3 Downloads 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ He didn’t look like that like a month ago when that video of him attacking someone in an airport came out… .
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » What The Hell Happened To Axl Rose? 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In a related story, MC Hammer appeared on The Wendy Williams Show (July 27, 2009) and talked about his hit reality show Hammertime on A&E, his marriage, his role as a dad and reason he went bankrupt.^ July 27, 2009 8:12 AM .
  • Wrong: Darth Vader Dancing To MC Hammer - Geekologie 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More about MC Hammers' Life .

^ [Really funny Hammer related joke] .
  • MC Hammer says he's working on 'secret project' with Activision 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He went on to tell an amusing story about a phone call he received from "MJ", regarding the portion of the "2 Legit 2 Quit" video that included a fake Michael Jackson, giving his approval and inclusion of it.^ Too legit even, to even think about quitting.
  • Golden Nuggets: [insert MC Hammer pun here] - Niners Nation 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.ninersnation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you ever get to the 90x multiplier and find yourself unable to get all the way to 100, just keep telling yourself that you're 2 Legit 2 Quit and you'll be ok.
  • Destructoid - Zombie Apocalypse features MC Hammer Achievement 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From what I know WR Michael Crabtree and his agent met with the 49ers in a hotel and as far as I could tell it went well, Maiocco missed an arm tackle, Barrows couldn't find the hotel and MC Hammer is too legit to quit.
  • Golden Nuggets: [insert MC Hammer pun here] - Niners Nation 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.ninersnation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He explained how Michael had seen the video and liked it, and both expressed they were a fan of each others.^ It's not like after they hate each other.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Elementary algebra will be represented as something like "x + y = z", which is entirely meaningless without a description of what the variables represent or how they relate to each other.
  • E Equals MC Hammer - Television Tropes & Idioms 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ When Bender first meets Flexo, they find it greatly amusing that both of them have serial numbers expressible as a sum of two cubes (like 1729 above).
  • E Equals MC Hammer - Television Tropes & Idioms 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

[61] Hammer and Jackson would later appear, speak and/or perform at the funeral service for James Brown in 2006.[62][63][64]

New venture (Oaktown/Giant)

Later, Hammer parted ways with Pilate, switched record labels and signed with Giant Records, taking his Oaktown label with him.
In 1992, Hammer admitted in depositions and court documents to getting the idea for the song Here Comes The Hammer from a Christian recording artist in Dallas, Texas named Kevin Christian (formerly "Kevin" Muhammad Abdallah). .Christian had filed a 16 million dollar lawsuit against Hammer for copyright infringement for his song entitled "Oh-Oh, You Got The Shing". This fact compounded with witness testimony from both Hammer's and Christian's entourages and other evidence including photos brought about a settlement with Capitol Records in 1994. The terms of the settlement remain sealed.^ Hammer, 46, said viewers might be surprised to learn about his business and technological savvy, including his attempts to build what he calls a social media empire.
  • FOXNews.com - Reality TV Show to Highlight Daily Life of MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Record sales are going down the tubes, but I’m optimistic about all the other areas in which songwriters can exploit — in the best possible way — their songs.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

^ You must not alter, delete or conceal any copyright or other notices contained on the Site, including notices on any Material you download, transmit, display, print or reproduce from the Site.
  • MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This | SPIKE 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
  • Hallmark: MC Hammer | SPIKE 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

Hammer settled with Christian the following year.[65][66]

The Funky Headhunter (1994)

.To adapt to the changing landscape of hip-hop, his next album was a more aggressive sounding album entitled The Funky Headhunter. He co-produced this record with funky rapper and producer, Stefan Adamek.^ Davey D: Within hip hop community especially among some of the more insider types, there has always been criticism that have been launched at Hammer.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You hear a lot of mainstream writers, media people that say Hip-Hop is dead, and rappers will sometimes say that too.

^ More music and Guardian reviewed albums Browse the Guardian reader offers shop Most viewed on guardian.co.uk .
  • Carlene Thomas-Bailey talks to MC Hammer about magic shoes and big pants | Culture | The Guardian 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.While Hammer's appearance changed to keep up with the gangsta rap audience, his lyrics still remained somewhat clean with minor cursing.^ There had been hit rap singles and albums before him, but MC Hammer was the man who truly brought rap music to a mass pop audience.

^ MC Hammer: Well, when we say image, we have to understand that clothing does not change a person's character, so i've never done what they call gangsta rap that's not my thing.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On 1995's Inside Out, Hammer seemed unsure of whether he wanted to appeal to pop or rap audiences; the album flopped, and Hammer was let out of his contract.

.Yet, as with previous records, Hammer would continue to call out and disrespect other rappers on this album.^ When the head of the so-called hardest label in america would call and say Hammer, 'I want you to put your music down on my label', I knew that this would be a good opportunity to go out here and set the record straight and clean up some of the position that was put out by journalist media that exploit the music and culture.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Was a bat boy for the Oakland Athletics baseball team (imdb.com) Once sold records out of the trunk of his car (imdb.com) His album: 'Please Hammer don't hurt' sold over 10 million records in the US alone.
  • M.C. Hammer - Dating, Gossip, News, M.C. Hammer Photos 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ The veteran rapper (real name Stanley Burrell) is planning a 20th anniversary companion album to his 1990 breakthrough, Please Hammer, Don't Hurt...
  • MC Hammer on Yahoo! Music 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As with earlier songs such as "Crime Story",[67] the content remained somewhat the same, but the sound was different, resulting in Hammer losing favor with fans.^ People wanted to say 'oh well, Hammer got on the clothes that people are wearing today, he must be a hard core gangsta but the music remained the same.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

.This harder-edged, more aggressive record went gold, but failed to win him a new audience among hardcore hip-hop fans.^ Davey D: Within hip hop community especially among some of the more insider types, there has always been criticism that have been launched at Hammer.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Says: October 18th, 2007 at 4:43 pm Hip hop fans are not loyal at all.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

^ New Millenium Hip-Hop Party (CD) .
  • MC Hammer Discography at Discogs 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

[58]
.The accompanying video to albums's first single, "Pumps and a Bump", was banned from heavy rotation on MTV with censors claiming that the depiction of Hammer in Speedos and with what appeared to be an erection was too graphic.^ Anyhow, I may have been the only person in the office that at one point in time memorized every single word from his Please, Hammer, Don't hurt 'em album....
  • Day One Hundred Twenty Seven on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The last few seconds of the video depicts a taunt to Michael Jackson, who had politely declined a proposal for a Hammer/Jackson "Who's Bad" world tour.
  • MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ His album Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em went to #1, the first time ever for a rap recording to be #1 on the pop charts.
  • M.C. Hammer - Dating, Gossip, News, M.C. Hammer Photos 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

[68] This led to an alternative video being filmed (with Hammer fully clothed) that was directed by Bay Area native Craig S. Brooks, who also helmed the video of rap group DRS' only hit single "Gangsta Lean".
"It's All Good" was the second single released, which would become a pop culture phrase as a result of its success.[69] It was also the most successful song by this title. To date, this album has managed to become certified platinum.
.Within this album, Hammer disses rappers such as A Tribe Called Quest (Q-Tip), Redman and Run DMC.^ (Felton Pilate received Grammy nomination for producing MC Hammer albums) He's got a brand new album out now, it's called "Nothing but love spoken here".

^ The Cool would prefer siding with purist hip hop rules stating that a tribe called quest is god, than be hip, trendy… and know MC Hammer’s impressive and extensive catalogue by heart.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

^ How it was when De La Soul was coming out and A Tribe Called Quest was coming out, new flavors.

This quite possibly led to a decrease in his popularity after this comeback record responded to his critics.
.The song "Help Lord (Won't You Come)" appeared in Kingdom Come (2001 film).^ You know dance and Indian team ideas and eventually compete he had thought -- the user experience feel like when people carpet I won't be -- come to decide.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Help Lord (Wont You Come)* .
  • Mc hammer albums, promos, bootlegs, maxis, singles 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.atmosphere.be [Source type: General]

[70]

Inside Out (1995)

.In 1995, Hammer released the album Inside Out, which critics claimed was unfocused, as it was unclear if the genre was pop or rap.^ Seeking to counteract the criticism, Hammer dropped the "MC" from his name and used more live instrumentation on his 1991 follow-up album, Too Legit to Quit.

^ Finally, Hammer released a new album, the patriotic-themed Active Duty, through his own WorldHit label in late 2001.

^ MC Hammer, who has more recently taken on the role of minister, is apparently expected to release a new album, Look3X, in the coming months.

The album sold poorly (peaking at 119 on the Billboard Charts) and Giant Records dropped him and Oaktown Records from their roster. .However, "Going Up Yonder" and "Sultry Funk" managed to get moderate radio play (charting on station countdowns).^ They used to play Rock and Roll stations out here, mixing, like college radio.

.Due to a fickle public growing bored with his positive message in previous albums during the rise of gangsta rap, as well as excessive spending while supporting friends and family,[71] Hammer became $13 million in debt.^ That was Suge as well, but with MC Hammer, we were friends.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While it sold very well (over three-million copies) and produced a sizable hit in the title track, Hammer's stage show had become as lavish as his lifestyle; loaded with singers, dancers, and backup musicians, the supporting concert tour was too expensive for the album's sales to finance, and it was canceled partway through.

^ During Hammer's gangsta rap segment, Tupac is seen wearing a big red "FUBU 05" football jersey, which didn't even exist back in 1994.
  • Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001) (TV) 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He would go on to explain in this album that he felt many of his so-called friends he staffed used and betrayed him and had contributed to a majority of his financial loss (best explained in the song "Keep On" from this album).^ Record sales are going down the tubes, but I’m optimistic about all the other areas in which songwriters can exploit — in the best possible way — their songs.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

^ I have never felt called to ask for specific healing; but only that my symptoms would subside.
  • MC Hammer, Your Needs, And My Profile | Ragamuffin Soul 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.ragamuffinsoul.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I feel like for Souls of Mischief at the time, how the market was, us going major label was the best way for us to go at the time.

[72] He would also claim this again on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2009.[73] Because of dwindling album sales and a lavish lifestyle, Hammer eventually filed for bankruptcy in April 1996.[74]

Career with Death Row Records (1995–1996)

.Hammer's relationship with Suge Knight dates back to 1988. Hammer next signed with Death Row Records, then home to Snoop Dogg and his close friend, Tupac Shakur.^ That was Suge as well, but with MC Hammer, we were friends.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Suge called and said Hammer came on and get down with Death Row.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MC Hammer: Well, #1 my decision to be a part of the Death Row family came about because Suge Knight and I have a relationship that goes back all the way back to about 1987-88....Suge called me asked me would I like to join the family...
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

[9] .The label did not release any of Hammer's music while he was with them.^ If the artists/bands out there do this, they will no longer need to throw half their earnings to these record labels to release their music.
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

^ Contrary to what the film says, Hammer never signed with Death Row; "The Funky Headhunter" was released on the Giant label.
  • Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001) (TV) 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[75][76] .However, Burrell did record music with Shakur, most notably the song "Too Late Playa", and the album (Too Tight) he recorded leaked onto the Internet some years later.^ Most people think of the music business only as records, but the big money — the continuing money — is in writing and publishing songs.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, bands can put out their own albums and record their own music, but they will never do as well with their own music as a record company can.
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

^ But I liked the new album, though I skip over some songs, just as we do with UYI 1&2.
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » What The Hell Happened To Axl Rose? 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Their collaborative efforts are yet to be released.[77] After the death of Shakur in 1996, Burrell left the record company.[15] .He later explained his concern about this circumstance in an interview on Trinity Broadcasting Network since he was in Las Vegas with Tupac the night of his death.^ As a matter of fact, the night Tupac was shot we had run dMC at the club 662 in Las Vegas with the purpose of building a relationship so that we could sign them to Death Row since Death Row was expanding.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

[78]

Return to EMI (1996–1997)

.In 1996, Burrell and Oaktown signed with EMI, which saw the release of a compilation of Hammer's chart topping songs prior to The Funky Headhunter album.^ The Funky Headhunter (Album) ◄ (3 versions) .
  • MC Hammer Discography at Discogs 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ The Funky Headhunter (CD, Album) .
  • MC Hammer Discography at Discogs 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ The Funky Headhunter (Cass, Album) .
  • MC Hammer Discography at Discogs 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

The album, Greatest Hits, featured 12 former hits and was released in October, only six months after his bankruptcy.[79] .Since then, several compilation album versions of his "greatest hits" have been produced.^ The Greatest Hits Of Dance ◄ (2 versions) .
  • MC Hammer Discography at Discogs 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ The Hits (Comp, Album) ◄ (2 versions) .
  • MC Hammer Discography at Discogs 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

.In 1997, just prior to beginning his ministry, MC Hammer (who by that time had readopted the "MC") was the subject of an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and the VH1 series Behind the Music (music from his previous album Inside Out was featured in this documentary).^ Atmosphere Music > M > Mc hammer page Albums from Mc hammer .
  • Mc hammer albums, promos, bootlegs, maxis, singles 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.atmosphere.be [Source type: General]

^ Anyhow, I may have been the only person in the office that at one point in time memorized every single word from his Please, Hammer, Don't hurt 'em album....
  • Day One Hundred Twenty Seven on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Behold, the man least likely to bust out MC Hammer moves.
  • MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
  • MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This | SPIKE 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

[80] .In these appearances, Burrell admitted 'that [he] had already used up most of [his] fortune of over $20 million, proving that money is nothing if it doesn't bring peace and if priorities are wrong'.[81] He would go on to express a similar point in other interviews as well.^ Using a murder and gun analogy to appeal to his fellow rappers, Hammer argues that AFACT is going after the wrong party by targeting the ISP. .
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

^ Although there’s no point, I just did a google search of Esk’s real name and its a million and one other blogs who have gotten hold of it so w/e w/e.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

^ Now would be the time to go on a little mini tour and get them stacks up.
  • This is MC Hammer All over again « Media Outrage 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC mediaoutrage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[82]

Family Affair (1998)

.In 1998, MC Hammer released his first album in his new deal with EMI, titled Family Affair because it was to introduce the world to the artists he had signed to his Oaktown Records (Geeman, Teabag, and Common Unity) as they made their recording debut.^ The album Family Affair was slated for release on Hammer's own Oaktown 3.5.7.

^ It will be MC Hammers family affair.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After impressing a Capitol Records executive with his already elaborate live show, he was signed to a multi-album deal, the first of which was a revamped version of Feel My Power retitled Let's Get It Started.

.This album was highly promoted on Trinity Broadcasting Network (performing a more gospel version of "Keep On" from his album Inside Out) but featured no charting singles, and sold between about 100,000-500,000 copies worldwide.^ On 1995's Inside Out, Hammer seemed unsure of whether he wanted to appeal to pop or rap audiences; the album flopped, and Hammer was let out of his contract.

[83][84] However, it did showcase a song originally by 2Pac that was given to Hammer which he did as a remake on the album called "Unconditional Love".[42][85] Hammer would later dance and read the lyrics to this song on the first Vh1 Hip Hop Honors in 2004.[86][87]
.New projects were rumored to be in the works, including an album (War Chest: Turn of the Century) and a soundtrack to the film Return to Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man, but neither appeared.^ Several projects were rumored to be in the works, including another album (War Chest: Turn of the Century) and a soundtrack to the film Return to Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man, but none ever appeared.

[88][89]

Active Duty (2001)

.Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, MC Hammer released his 8th studio album, Active Duty, on his own WorldHit Music Group label (the musical enterprise under his Hammertime Holdings Inc.^ Personally I'm waiting for Crabtree to get his own cartoon with talking shoes, followed by a couple of music videos with parachute pants.
  • MC Hammer in Crabtree's entourage? - NFL - Rumors - FanNation 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.fannation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m not too sure he’s ever had too much respect for music labels, wasn’t he the guy that started off selling his own home made cds from the trunk of his car?
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

^ The latter group has not been very successful in convincing the big labels to change their anti-piracy strategies, but when MC Hammer says STOP they will have to listen.
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

umbrella) to pay homage to the ones lost in the terrorist attacks.[36] .The album followed that theme, and featured two singles, "No Stoppin' Us (USA)" and "Pop Yo Collar". The album, like its predecessor, failed to chart and would not sell as many copies as previous projects.^ A year or two back I was bugging percee P to introduce us to no avail ….
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

^ "[Tribe] didn’t sell 10 million records, so why would people think they had a blanket on the world like that?
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

.Hammer did however promote it on such shows as The View and produced a video for both singles.^ Subject: Re: M C Hammer Pants Written By: whistledog on 03/19/07 at 2:34 pm Did you see a Guest viewing this thread?
  • M C Hammer Pants 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.inthe00s.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[90]
.This patriotic album, originally planned to be titled The Autobiography Of MC Hammer, donated portions of the proceeds to 9/11 charities.^ ET) -- Rapper MC Hammer will release his new album, Active Duty, on November 20.
  • MC Hammer on Yahoo! Music 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally Posted by Xenocide i danced with MC Hammer at a TigerJam afterparty...
  • MC Hammer - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally posted 06:30 AM ET 10.07 by M-a-r-s Crabtree is mentored by Deion Sanders and MC Hammer.
  • MC Hammer in Crabtree's entourage? - NFL - Rumors - FanNation 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.fannation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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[35][36][91] .Hammer shot a video for the anthem "No Stoppin' Us (USA)" in Washington, D.C., with several members of the United States Congress, who sang in the song and danced in the video.^ The last few seconds of the video depicts a taunt to Michael Jackson, who had politely declined a proposal for a Hammer/Jackson "Who's Bad" world tour.
  • MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ UPDATE - MC Hammer says that Dance Jam.com will debut mid-January, so get your dancing shoes on, your video recorders out and get busy!
  • MC Hammer Launches Video Dance Site - Dance Jam!: The Phattest Dance Jam Ever 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC phattest.dancejam.ever.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By harnessing the power of users who are interested in dance and creating videos about dance, DanceJam is positioned to be a home for that community.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Present members of the United States House of Representatives included J. C. Watts, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Thomas M. Davis, Earl Hilliard, Alcee Hastings, Rep.^ More » Hooks Up With Members Of The House Of Representatives For New Video USRN - Oct 24, 2001 (10/24/01, 5 p.m.
  • MC Hammer on Yahoo! Music 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Diane Watson (D-Calif.), Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) and Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Full Blast (2003)

.After leaving Capitol Records and EMI for the second time in his career, MC Hammer decided to move his Oaktown imprint to an independent distributor and released his ninth studio album, Full Blast, in 2003. The album would feature no charting singles and failed to certify in the RIAA.^ Anyhow, I may have been the only person in the office that at one point in time memorized every single word from his Please, Hammer, Don't hurt 'em album....
  • Day One Hundred Twenty Seven on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nov 17, 2009 at 10:42 by sadkiwi Hammer’s single was called ‘U can’t touch this’ not hammer time .
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

^ Nov 17, 2009 at 00:42 by PUNNYTOTO why would MC hammer care?
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

A video was produced for "Full Blast", a song that attacks Eminem and Busta Rhymes.

Look Look Look (2006)

After going independent, he decided to create a digital label to release his tenth studio album, Look Look Look. The album was released in 2006 and featured production from Scott Storch. .The album featured the title-track single, and would sell much better than his previous release (300,000 copies worldwide).^ How much was you worth at any stage "mr i am better than anyone else!?"
  • M C Hammer Pants 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.inthe00s.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its not such a bad deal, cause that track will probably be one of the biggest selling points of the album.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

^ And man, a year or so ago, I would’ve taken that "8 Ball & MJG are better than Tribe" bait hook, line and sinker.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

.Between 2006 and 2007, Hammer released a military-inspired rap song with a political message to President George W. Bush about sending American troops back home from war, called "Bring Our Brothers Home". The video was filmed at the Santa Monica Pier.^ Our request: that God would make us content for HIS timing in bringing her home OR that He would expedite her homecoming.
  • MC Hammer, Your Needs, And My Profile | Ragamuffin Soul 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.ragamuffinsoul.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Things like his LookUniversity.com bringing attention to the huge problem of the Homeless, to speaking out to bring out 'boys' home from the war.
  • MC Hammer Launches Video Dance Site - Dance Jam!: The Phattest Dance Jam Ever 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC phattest.dancejam.ever.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Subscribe to our RSS Feed   Home Groups Contact Archives Blogroll Register Advertising Back to top Copyright © 2009 Bricks and Stones Gossip.
  • MC Hammer Gets A Reality Show | BricksAndStonesGossip.com 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC bricksandstonesgossip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[92][93]
"I Got It From The Town" was used in the movie but not present on The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (soundtrack).

DanceJamtheMusic (2009)

.Since his 2006 album, Hammer continued to produce music and released several other raps that have appeared on his websites or in commercials,[94] with another album due for launch in late 2008 (via his own record label Fullblast Playhouse).^ I’ve produced a few albums and I know the equipment and the software very well, but I could never do as clean of a job as a professional studio working for a major record label, nor could I advertise it nearly as much.
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m not too sure he’s ever had too much respect for music labels, wasn’t he the guy that started off selling his own home made cds from the trunk of his car?
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

^ Nov 17, 2009 at 21:20 by Aoshi101 One thing bands and solo artists are having difficulty realizing is that they don’t need record labels to produce music anymore.
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

.Talks of the tour and new release were expected in 2009.[38][95][96] "I Got Gigs" is from this album and was used in an ESPN commercial and performed during Hammertime.^ ET) -- Rapper MC Hammer will release his new album, Active Duty, on November 20.
  • MC Hammer on Yahoo! Music 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nov 17, 2009 at 01:31 by talorthain Totally agree with him, but is he due to release a new album?
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

Lifestyle and business entrepreneur

.Because of the success of the Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt 'Em album, Hammer had amassed approximately $33 million (USD)[citation needed].^ Please hammer, don't hurt her.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Please Hammer don't hurt 'em Posted 9 months ago.
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^ Anyhow, I may have been the only person in the office that at one point in time memorized every single word from his Please, Hammer, Don't hurt 'em album....
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$12 million of this total was used to have his home built in Fremont, California, 30 miles (50 km) south of where he grew up[citation needed].
.In 1991, MC Hammer established Oaktown Stable that would eventually have nineteen Thoroughbred racehorses.^ MC Hammer Pepsi commercial (1991) .
  • MC Hammer on Yahoo! Music 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1991, Mattel released the MC Hammer Doll.
  • M.C. Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Maybe his connection with MC Hammer got this thing done eventually, but it shouldn’t have taken this long in the first place.
  • Golden Nuggets: [insert MC Hammer pun here] - Niners Nation 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.ninersnation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

That year, his outstanding filly Lite Light won several Grade I stakes races including the prestigious Kentucky Oaks. His D. Wayne Lukas-trained colt Dance Floor won the Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes and the Breeders' Futurity Stakes in 1991, then the following year won the Fountain of Youth Stakes and finished 3rd in the 1992 Kentucky Derby.
.Hammer had several costly videos, two in particular were Too Legit to Quit or 2 Legit 2 Quit (which many celebrities appeared in) and "Here Comes the Hammer".[59][97] He has also made cameos or performed on many television shows such as Saturday Night Live, Amen (TV series) and Martin (TV series).^ Hubble we have an Internet is a tremendous amount of dance video sprayed everywhere -- in -- appears based you know here at this community of that community but sprinkled.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Things like video and Ireland here's a pretty good venue for this afternoon talk little bit about opportunity that you see coming in.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Please pray for a smooth launch, the Gospel to touch lives in our city and God’s wisdom to make the many decisions that will need to be made.
  • MC Hammer, Your Needs, And My Profile | Ragamuffin Soul 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.ragamuffinsoul.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Additionally, Hammer has been involved in movies as an actor, such as "Reggie's Prayer (1996) and Deadly Rhapsody (2001) and as a television and movie producer as well.[98][99][100][101]
Despite public attacks about his financial status, after meeting at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2001, it was Hammer (credited as a producer)[56] who provided the much needed funding to filmmaker Justin Lin for Better Luck Tomorrow (2002). In its first ever film acquisition, MTV Films eventually acquired Better Luck Tomorrow after it debuted at The Sundance Film Festival.[101][102] .The director said, "Out of desperation, I called up MC Hammer because he had read the script and liked it.^ MC Hammer looked like that .
  • Hallmark: MC Hammer | SPIKE 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ MC Hammer Interview Whatcha been up to Hammer?..
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Up Next mc hammer mocker .
  • MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

Two hours later, he wired the money we needed into a bank account and saved us."
[99][103]
.At 39, Hammer was one of the producers for the VH1 movie Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story, starring Romany Malco, which aired on December 19, 2001. The film is a biopic which chronicles the meteoric rise and precipitous fall of the rap singer.^ Star Wars meet MC Hammer .
  • MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Entertainment MC Hammers Dance Jam 2 legit americans got talent arone dance competitions More...
  • MC Hammer Launches Video Dance Site - Dance Jam!: The Phattest Dance Jam Ever 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC phattest.dancejam.ever.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I also just completed a one hour special on VH-1, which is a documentary on the life of MC Hammer.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

."2 Legit To Quit: The Life Story of MC Hammer" became the second highest-rated original movie in the history of VH1 and broadcasted simultaneously on BET.^ Mc Hammer - too legit to quit .
  • MC Hammer on Yahoo! Music 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ET) -- MC Hammer, who has spent the last few months promoting his latest album Active Duty and VH1 movie Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story, looks forward to the holiday time of the year...
  • MC Hammer on Yahoo! Music 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ET) -- The life of MC Hammer, who was one of the biggest names in rap during the late 80s and early 90s, is being chronicled tonight (December 19) on Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story,...
  • MC Hammer on Yahoo! Music 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[56][104] ."The whole script came from me," says Hammer, "I sat down with a writer and gave him all the information."[35] During this same time, with a new clothing line called "J Slick", Hammer began working on MC Hammer USA, an interactive online portal.^ MC Hammer was present during the whole...
  • Golden Nuggets: [insert MC Hammer pun here] - Niners Nation 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.ninersnation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Suge called and said Hammer came on and get down with Death Row.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MC Hammer: Well, let me say this.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

[105]
.In 2002, Hammer signed a book contract with publishing company Simon & Schuster which called for a release the following year.^ The show will follow Hammer, his wife of 23 years, five children and two nephews — aged 3 to 21 — who live in their Oakland, Calif., area home.
  • FOXNews.com - Reality TV Show to Highlight Daily Life of MC Hammer 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Working into the early morning, Crabtree signed a six-year deal, ending his contract impasse after 72 days.
  • Golden Nuggets: [insert MC Hammer pun here] - Niners Nation 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.ninersnation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, a manuscript for an inspirational book called Enemies of the Father: Messages from the Heart on Being a Family Man, for which Hammer received advance money to write, was never submitted in 2003. This resulted in Hammer being sued by the book company over claims that he never finished the book as promised.^ MC Hammer was a bigger name but he wasn’t necessarily the “inspiration” that A Tribe Called Quest was.
  • Nah Right » Lupe: “MC Hammer > A Tribe Called Quest” 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC nahright.com [Source type: General]

^ On the issue of record companies suing ISPs: Nobody would tolerate their post being monitored or intercepted, or their phone being tapped without a warrant and reasonable cause.
  • MC Hammer: STOP… The Music Piracy Crackdown | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

The company's March 2009 lawsuit sought return of the $61,000 advance given to Hammer for the unwritten book about fatherhood.[106][107]
.In 2003, Hammer appeared on the first season of The Surreal Life, a reality show known for assembling an eclectic mix of celebrities to live together.^ In reply to crumbles : Wow, that first question to Hammer sure made that interview start off really awkward.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wow, that first question to Hammer sure made that interview start off really awkward.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NEW REALITY SHOW MATCHES MC HAMMER'S DAUGHTER AGAINST BOBBY BROWN'S SON AND AL B SURE'S SON .
  • New Reality Show Matches MC Hammer's Daughter Against Bobby Brown's Son And Al B Sure's Son - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.mediatakeout.com [Source type: General]

.In the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, Hammer made a surprise appearance in the middle of the show with best friend Jeremiah Jackson.^ The last few seconds of the video depicts a taunt to Michael Jackson, who had politely declined a proposal for a Hammer/Jackson "Who's Bad" world tour.
  • MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Music Videos MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit .
  • MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

[108]
.In February 2006, the first single off Hammer's album Look Look Look was released.^ Anyhow, I may have been the only person in the office that at one point in time memorized every single word from his Please, Hammer, Don't hurt 'em album....
  • Day One Hundred Twenty Seven on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Scott Storch-produced title track was released as a single and a music video. .Hammer now frequently posts about his life on his blog "Look Look Look," as well as other sites.^ Notice of material changes will be posted on the Site's homepage and/or will be provided by e-mailing you or notifying you upon login about these changes; the form of such notice is at our discretion.
  • MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
  • Hallmark: MC Hammer | SPIKE 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ I am that slippery piece of soap you talked about in your last blog and for once in my life I just want to be totally caught.
  • MC Hammer, Your Needs, And My Profile | Ragamuffin Soul 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.ragamuffinsoul.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And by the way, Metal Hammer, why post this now??Guns n’ Roses played gigs in Asia a month ago.
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » What The Hell Happened To Axl Rose? 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[109]
.As a result of his previous success, Hammer has now become somewhat of a popular web mogul and activist, currently involved in several Internet projects (such as the TechCrunch40 conferences and DanceJam).^ Thursday, December 13th, 2007 – running time 17:11 The hip hop sensation of the early '90s is now a web entrepreneur and poised for success combining user generated video and social networking with DanceJam.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The hip hop sensation of the early '90s is now a web entrepreneur and poised for success combining user generated video and social networking with DanceJam.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[110][111][112] .In early 2008, Hammer launched his newest project as co-founder and chief strategy officer of Menlo Park-based (Silicon Valley) DanceJam.com.^ Hammer, 45, started poking around Silicon Valley while he was still selling millions of records.
  • MC Hammer Launches Video Dance Site - Dance Jam!: The Phattest Dance Jam Ever 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC phattest.dancejam.ever.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Launch Day Of Dance Jam.com is January 15, 2008) .
  • MC Hammer Launches Video Dance Site - Dance Jam!: The Phattest Dance Jam Ever 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC phattest.dancejam.ever.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We grill him on DanceJam , his newest online dance project.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This exclusive community site is only dedicated to dancing video competitions, techniques and styles which Hammer, and others, judge or rate.^ MC Hammer proves his geek cred as he explains what makes DanceJam special: a site dedicated to dance culture, allowing uses to submit videos of their dance styles, learn how to do the best dance moves for a particular style and find information about offline dance events.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Entertainment MC Hammers Dance Jam 2 legit americans got talent arone dance competitions More...
  • MC Hammer Launches Video Dance Site - Dance Jam!: The Phattest Dance Jam Ever 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC phattest.dancejam.ever.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hubble we have an Internet is a tremendous amount of dance video sprayed everywhere -- in -- appears based you know here at this community of that community but sprinkled.
  • Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[113][114]
.In August 2008, a new ESPN ad featured Hammer in it, showcasing his newest single ("I Got Gigs'" from his album DanceJamtheMusic).^ Anyhow, I may have been the only person in the office that at one point in time memorized every single word from his Please, Hammer, Don't hurt 'em album....
  • Day One Hundred Twenty Seven on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bureau News August 11th, 2009 MC Hammer's cousin appears in court on rape charge .
  • MC Hammer’s cousin charged in Calif with raping woman he met on Twitter, no plea in court 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: News]

^ Metal Hammer Latest magazine Subscribe Mag contacts Back issues Sign up to newsletter Home News Features MHTV Blog Podcast Competitions Bands A-Z Gig Listing Forum Magazine Hotels .
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » What The Hell Happened To Axl Rose? 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[115][116] The commercial was for Monday Night Football's upcoming football season. .This is not the first commercial in more recent years that Hammer has been in, or his songs/raps/dancing was used for or included in.^ Tags: 90 • dance • hammer • hip • hop • music • rap • video Posted By: leejunfan Videos: 2 Articles: 0 More From User Greatest High School Football Comeback .
  • MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ We have more tools to use today than we did 10 years ago.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Search site: Hammer Editor Alexander Milas' Albums Of The Year: Lamb Of God, Slayer, Megadeth, Mastodon, Steel Panther, City Of Fire and more...
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » What The Hell Happened To Axl Rose? 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

(ie. Lay's, Hallmark, Purell, Lysol, Nationwide Insurance, Citibank, etc.)
According to past articles, Hammer had shown an interest in having his own reality show with specific television networks. He has already been a part of two for VH1 (I Married... MC Hammer) and The Surreal Life. .It was later confirmed he would appear in Hammertime on A&E Network in the summer of 2009.[1] This reality show will be about his personal, business and family life.^ MC Hammer: Well, we have to realize the truth about the person who is a hip-hop insider.
  • MC Hammer Interview pt 1 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC www.daveyd.com [Source type: Original source]

[117][118][119] .The following year, Hammer appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly on June 3, 2009 to promote his show which began June 14, 2009 at 10 PM EST.^ Posted: June 12, 2009 at 8:30 pm .
  • Perez Hilton: MC Hammer & Vanilla Ice Ice Baby 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They were scheduled to play in Idaho Falls, ID on June 6th, but "postponed" until November so Hammer could tape his show.
  • Perez Hilton: MC Hammer & Vanilla Ice Ice Baby 30 January 2010 2:52 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[120][121][122]
.On February 1, 2009, Hammer and Ed McMahon were featured in a Super Bowl XLIII commercial for Cash4Gold.com.^ Ed McMahon and MC Hammer .
  • Hallmark: MC Hammer | SPIKE 8 January 2010 1:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

[123]
.On February 11, 2009, Hammer made an in-person appearance at the Shorty Awards, which honor the top short-form content creators on Twitter.^ I am not being violent with too short, but on several albums of he's made comments about MC Hammer directly and indirectly.
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.In recent news (March 2009), Ellen DeGeneres made plans for Hammer to be on her show (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) via communication with Twitter.^ Says: October 10th, 2007 at 9:39 pm I was a fan before, and actually planned on copping his new album but this last one about hammer being > tribe pretty much made me decide to not support.
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^ New Reality Show Matches MC Hammer's Daughter Against Bobby Brown's Son And Al B Sure's Son - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009 HOME FORUM ARCHIVES ADVERTISE ACCOUNT .
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^ NEW REALITY SHOW MATCHES MC HAMMER'S DAUGHTER AGAINST BOBBY BROWN'S SON AND AL B SURE'S SON .
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[124][125] As a result of his popularity with the site, he has been considered a "Tweeter star".[126]
.In March 2009, MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice had a one-off concert in the McKay Events Center, Orem, Utah.^ I also just completed a one hour special on VH-1, which is a documentary on the life of MC Hammer.
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^ One of MC Hammers (aka, Stanley Kirk Burrell)additions to his already long list of take notice talents is his technological savvy.
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^ MC Hammer: One should never limit oneself.
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Legacy

.After his rapid fall from fame and subsequent bankruptcy MC Hammer spent most of the latter half of the 1990s as a punch line in the music business.^ Most people think of the music business only as records, but the big money — the continuing money — is in writing and publishing songs.
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^ UPDATE - MC Hammer says that Dance Jam.com will debut mid-January, so get your dancing shoes on, your video recorders out and get busy!
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^ MC Hammer has create the most happen' place along with his co-founders Geoffrey Arone, CEO, and Anthony Young CTO .
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In 2000, Nelly, in his breakthrough hit "Country Grammar (Hot Shit)", announced his intention to "blow 30 mill[ion] like I'm Hammer".[127] According to VH1, "Hammer was on the money. Hit singles and videos like "U Can't Touch This" and "Too Legit To Quit" created a template of lavish performance values that many rap artists still follow today." Hammer admits, "When I look at Puffy with a choir, I say, 'Sure that's a take-off of what I do."[35]
Hammer has also influenced the music industry as well as pop culture catch phrases and slang.[128] .Digital Underground's rap "The Humpty Dance" included the lyrics "People say ya look like M.C. Hammer on crack, Humpty!", boasting about Hammer's showmanship versus Humpty Hump (Shock G)'s inability to match it in dance.^ MC Hammer looked like that .
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^ You know dance and Indian team ideas and eventually compete he had thought -- the user experience feel like when people carpet I won't be -- come to decide.
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^ That people like the experiences to users who used used him so while this is what I was looking for is your reaction when getting actually formed the dance community only.
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Additionally, his sampling of large portions of well-known pop oldies (as opposed to short James Brown or George Clinton funk riffs) has become increasingly popular among mainstream rappers, particularly Diddy's Bad Boy Records stable. At the time Hammer was most popular though, it was frowned upon.
Hammer's clothing-lines, one later called J Slick,[35][36] and flashy wardrobes also led to other performers being more conscientious about video outfits, "shiny suits" and baggie pants. .During his career, Hammer would tour, perform and record with his brother 2 Bigg MC or Too Big (releasing a song in which he considered himself as "King of the Hype").^ MC Hammer was present during the whole...
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^ Most people think of the music business only as records, but the big money — the continuing money — is in writing and publishing songs.
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^ Want a run down of MC Hammers career?
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.It's interesting to note that this duo introduced the "shiny suit" to mainstream America as seen in the video "(Hammer Hammer) They Put Me In A Mix" in which Hammer also claimed Too Big was the "King of Hype", who was in an unspoken competition with Flavor Flav (hype man for Public Enemy) during the height of their careers.^ The last few seconds of the video depicts a taunt to Michael Jackson, who had politely declined a proposal for a Hammer/Jackson "Who's Bad" world tour.
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^ Mc Hammer but nobody lyks Vanilla Ice that shits fucked up, cuz they worked 2gether, h8as, any way dis is a hell of a video .
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^ It's still a cool idea but maybe not a big thing for those who don't care much about dance.
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[129][130]
During a 1991 episode of Rockline on MTV (with host Martha Quinn), in response to a caller's question, Hammer stated in 10 years he sees himself continuing to make "original material to establish longevity", "energetic... message-oriented songs for a long time to come" and "staying in good shape... working as long as God blesses [him] to be here".[131][132][133]
Even in 2008, vandals continue to invoke Hammer's catchphrase.
In 1994, British TV presenter Mark Lamarr interrupted Hammer repeatedly with Hammer's catch phrase ("Stop! Hammer Time!") in an interview filmed for The Word, which he took in good humour. .He claimed Hammer was a "living legend". It was also within this interview that Hammer explained the truth about his relationship with "gangsta rap" and that he was merely changing with the times, not holding onto his old image nor becoming a "hardcore gangsta".[134] This change had much to do with his failure due to the ignorance, jealousy and sabotage by the media, public and so-called fans.^ Says: October 10th, 2007 at 9:39 pm I was a fan before, and actually planned on copping his new album but this last one about hammer being > tribe pretty much made me decide to not support.
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[9][135]
.MC Hammer would go on to appear as himself on The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol.^ Well I really applaud Mr. Hammer's attempt at rewriting his epithet, despite the fact that he still calls himself MC Hammer...
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^ In reply to kahley : Well I really applaud Mr. Hammer's attempt at rewriting his epithet, despite the fact that he still calls himself MC Hammer...
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^ If you want another go, pop round to my office MC Hammer hangs out there all the time !
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(1995).[136]
.Hammer also began the trend of rap artists being accepted as mainstream pitchmen.^ Artist: MC Hammer ( less ) Tags: hip hop • hiphop • mc hammer • rap Extras .
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.Prior to Hammer, it was virtually unheard of for a hip-hop artist to be seen in a major commercial spot.^ Artist: MC Hammer ( less ) Tags: hip hop • hiphop • mc hammer • rap Extras .
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.Hammer appeared in major marketing campaigns for companies such as Pepsi, KFC, Toshiba and Taco Bell to the point that he was criticized as a "sell-out".[137][138] Hammer also did commercials for British Knights during the height of his career.^ Its not such a bad deal, cause that track will probably be one of the biggest selling points of the album.
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The shoe company signed him to a $138 million deal.[139][140] Today, many rappers appear in various major commercials and market their own clothing lines. Ironically, three of Hammer's biggest detractors (LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C. and Ice Cube), would also appear in ads later.
.MC Hammer later performed a self-parody role in a television ad for Lay's potato chips.^ Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Me and you and MC Hammer , and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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^ MC Hammer is shown prior to his performance at the Kalahari Resort theme park in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Thursday, Feb.
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.Some kids lose their baseball over the fence of a neighbor apparently infamous for not returning lost toys, so they throw him a bag of king sizes to appease him.^ I'd like to see him perform and Dee Snider's kid because I loved me some Twisted Sister back in the day.
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^ His kids are cute...but that is because they don't look like him.
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.He throws back their ball, their dog, a car belonging to one kid's dad, and Hammer, still dressed in golden sparkle shirt and Hammer pants.^ I've heard the MC Hammer pants are coming back in style.
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Hammer instantly breaks into the chorus of "U Can't Touch This". The kids then toss Hammer back over the fence as he cries out, "You're not supposed to touch this!" He also appeared in an ad for Nationwide Insurance which made fun of his sudden fall from fame and wealth. In 2004, "U Can't Touch This" was licensed by Purell for a series of commercials. It was also used in a Hallmark Cards commercial.
Hammer has also been mentioned in many other forms of media. .In World of Warcraft the male orc does Hammer moves when you use the emote/dance.^ This Privacy Policy does not cover any use of Information that a Third Party Advertising Service Provider or Advertiser may directly collect from you.
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The Simpsons have made numerous references to the artist throughout its run. .In season 11, episode 22, Behind the Laughter, Homer buys MC Hammer's mansion.^ Revision3 > The GigaOm Show > Episode 21: MC Hammer - DanceJam exit theater mode Welcome, Guest .
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^ Episode 21 - MC Hammer - Dance Jam [discussion] .
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^ Show Notes Transcript Episode Discussion MC Hammer - DanceJam .
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The gates to the mansion are decorated with golden letters spelling the word "hammertime," which Homer bashes with a hammer to spell out "Homertime". In "Treehouse of Horror" IX, Homer tries to kill Bart with a sledgehammer, while making a reference to MC Hammer, "It's hammertime dude"!
In Scary Movie, Brenda had kept receiving harassing calls from Hammer. .After begging him to stop calling her or she'll call the police, Brenda then goes on to say "There ain't nothing scarier than a brotha who can't manage his money."^ Just him saying that made me re-examine my stance on EPMD. I peeped the catalog and I was converted ’cause if LL said it, it must be true.
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^ Just him saying that made me re-examine my stance on EPMD. I peeped the catalog and I was converted ’cause if LL said it, it must be true.
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In an episode of Family Guy, Peter Griffin visits the U.S. as a diplomat from his newly founded country of "Petoria". Exploiting his diplomatic immunity status by committing crimes such as vandalism and littering, Peter boastfully announces that he cannot be arrested by going into a musical montage featuring a song called "Can't Touch Me", a parody of MC Hammer's song, "U Can't Touch This".
.In the 2002 Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, there are hardware stores that have posters of a hammer at the window that says "Stop.^ "There is no high-tech lingo or business strategy that you can talk that is above my head," Hammer was quoted as confidently saying during an interview.
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^ Hammer says, "Dance drives every movie - so imagine the international implications there.
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It's Hammer Time!
"
In an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy called Goodbling and the Hip-Hop-Opotamus Irwin wears clothing similar to that of MC Hammer and dances to a variation of "U Can't Touch This".
.In 2006, MC Hammer's music catalog (approximately 40,000 songs) was sold to the music company Evergreen for nearly $3 million.^ Even with his notorious fame, MC Hammer filed for bankruptcy in 1996, claiming $13 million in losses.
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^ Music Videos MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This .
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^ Music Videos MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit .
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Evergreen explained that the collection was "some of the best-selling and most popular rap songs of all time." Speaking for Evergreen, David K. Schulhof stated the songs "will emerge as a perfect fit for licensing in movies, television shows, and corporate advertising."[141]
.Hammer appeared on VH1's And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (2004) as well as in 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s (2008), a countdown which he was also commentator on.^ Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood gives you all the dos and don'ts of a first...
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^ Tags: 90 • dance • hammer • hip • hop • music • rap • video Posted By: leejunfan Videos: 2 Articles: 0 More From User Greatest High School Football Comeback .
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^ Artist: MC Hammer ( less ) Tags: hip hop • hiphop • mc hammer • rap Extras .
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His eldest child, A'Keiba Burrell, was a contestant on MTV's Rock the Cradle in April, 2008 (which Hammer also made appearances on).
.MC Hammer continues to give interviews, most recently as a guest on Chelsea Lately (June 16, 2009), where he discussed his relationship with Vanilla Ice, his stint on The Surreal Life, his newest show, family, his mansion, being in shape, his current financial status and other "colorful topics" (subliminal jokes) regarding his baggy pants.^ Mc Hammer managed to bring soggy diaper style pants in fashion in the late 80's early 90's, however, I don't think his daughter will be as successful in starting a trend of wearing curtain tassels as wigs.
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^ I give you all, in all his splendor and glory, MC Hammer.
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[142][143][144]
.On October 7, 2009, MC Hammer appeared with the NFL San Francisco 49ers first-round draft choice rookie wide receiver Michael Crabtree and his agent, Eugene Parker, in a meeting where they finalized Crabtree's 6-year contract with the 49ers management.^ MC Hammer in Crabtree's entourage?
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^ Hammer is long time friends with Deion Sanders and Crabtree's agent, Eugene Parker.
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^ Star Wars meet MC Hammer .
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[145][146]
With Chamillionaire and Mistah F.A.B. in Stanford, California in July 24, 2008.

Dancing

.Hammer's dance style not only helped pave the way for the Bay Area Movement called Hyphy,[147] but also helped to bring hip-hop and rap to the Bay Area.^ Tags: 90 • dance • hammer • hip • hop • music • rap • video Posted By: leejunfan Videos: 2 Articles: 0 More From User Greatest High School Football Comeback .
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^ Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World .
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^ The Cool would prefer siding with purist hip hop rules stating that a tribe called quest is god, than be hip, trendy… and know MC Hammer’s impressive and extensive catalogue by heart.
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His dancing skills are still taught to this day. .With his popular trademark Hammer Pants, one phenomenal difference from Hammer versus other performers during his heyday was that he was an entertainer, both during live shows and in music videos.^ Music Videos MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit .
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His flamboyant dancing was as much a part of his performances as rapping and musical instruments were. With high-energy dance routines, he was often considered one of the greatest dancers. While adding his own techniques, Hammer adopted styles from James Brown and The Nicholas Brothers such as the splits, and feverish choreographed dance routines including leaps and slides, most notably. .His creation of such dances as "Hammer Dance"[148] (or the "Typewriter Dance") and the use of "The Running Man" and the "Butterfly," among others, made his flashy and creative dance skills unlike any others at the time.^ We may from time to time, combine Information (as that term is defined below) with other information we collect from other sources, such as information received from our Parent Companies, Affiliates, marketing companies or Advertisers and, if we do so, our use of the resulting combined Information will be subject to this Privacy Policy.
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During a 1990 visit from MC Hammer (who was accompanied by his friend Fab Five Freddy) on Yo! MTV Raps, one of the dancers whom Hammer was holding auditions for was a then-unknown Jennifer Lopez.
During the height of his career, Hammer had his legs insured for a substantial amount of money (into the millions), as mentioned in an interview by Maria Shriver in the early 90s. He would later suffer injury to his knee that halted his dancing career for a period of time.[31] .Eventually, BET ranked Hammer as the 7th Best Dancer Of All Time.^ Ravens' Ray Lewis Named All-Pro for 7th Time .
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[11] Some of Hammer's entourage, or "posse" as he called them, were also trained/skilled dancers. .They participated in videos and at concerts, yet too many dancers and band members eventually contributed to Hammer's downfall, proving to be too much for him to finance.^ Daily throughout co founder against him one of the most notable entrepreneurs and online video space but not yet for his online video talent.
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^ Mc Hammer but nobody lyks Vanilla Ice that shits fucked up, cuz they worked 2gether, h8as, any way dis is a hell of a video .
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.Hammer is still active in the dance media/genre, both on television shows and as co-founder of DanceJam.com (which showcases dance competitions and instructional videos on all the latest dance styles).^ MC Hammer proves his geek cred as he explains what makes DanceJam special: a site dedicated to dance culture, allowing uses to submit videos of their dance styles, learn how to do the best dance moves for a particular style and find information about offline dance events.
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^ He helped found the media Web site dancejam.com, has unveiled a new iPhone application and frequently tweets on Twitter.
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^ They'll first -- parent you know genre to dance all listed.
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[111] .Well known for bringing choreography to hip-hop, many of his dancing skills can now be seen on this dance-focused social networking site.^ We have seen many movies for dancing recently too.
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^ Now, I see EPMD’s influence in Hip-Hop.
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“Dance is unlike any other social medium. It's the core of our culture,” Burrell told Wired News.[113]
.In addition to his websites and other Internet appearances,[112] Hammer has also appeared demonstrating much of his dancing abilities on talk shows such as The Arsenio Hall Show, Soul Train, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View and was a dancing judge on Dance Fever (2003 TV series).^ Hubble we have an Internet is a tremendous amount of dance video sprayed everywhere -- in -- appears based you know here at this community of that community but sprinkled.
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^ Hammertime: MC Hammer gets his own reality TV series - The Ampersand .
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^ There's dancing tv shows now, so perhaps this is a growing culture in young generations.
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On June 3, 2009, he performed the "Hammer dance" on Live with Regis and Kelly with Will Ferrell as co-host.[121][150][151]
.While Hammer may have challenged and competed with Michael Jackson during the height of his career,[152] they were personal friends and emulated each others dancing abilities.^ The last few seconds of the video depicts a taunt to Michael Jackson, who had politely declined a proposal for a Hammer/Jackson "Who's Bad" world tour.
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^ On DanceJam, users post videos of themselves dancing and virtually compete with other dancers .
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^ Your user name and password are personal to you and you may not allow any others to use your user name or password under any circumstances.
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.Both shared a mutual interest and respect for one another, as expressed by a phone call Hammer had with Jackson about his "Too Legit to Quit" video which he shared on The Wendy Williams Show (July 2009).^ Hammer, 46, said viewers might be surprised to learn about his business and technological savvy, including his attempts to build what he calls a social media empire.
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^ Hammertime: MC Hammer gets his own reality TV series Posted: February 18, 2009, 8:45 AM by Mark Medley Music , news , Reality TV , mc hammer He's Too Legit to Quit !

^ Up Next MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit .
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.Hammer wanted to ensure he was not offended by the ending of the video where a purported Michael Jackson (seen only from behind) does the "2 Legit 2 Quit" hand gesture with his famous glove.^ The last few seconds of the video depicts a taunt to Michael Jackson, who had politely declined a proposal for a Hammer/Jackson "Who's Bad" world tour.
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^ Up Next MC Hammer: Too Legit To Quit .
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[61][63][64] They also both appeared at the funeral service for James Brown in 2006, where Hammer danced in honor of The Godfather of Soul.[62] After Jackson's death, Hammer posted his remembrance and sympathy of the superstar on Twitter. .Michael's friend and fellow pop culture icon Hammer told Spinner that, "now that the King of Pop has passed, it's the duty of his fans and loved ones to carry Jackson's creative torch." He went on to say, "Michael Jackson lit the fuse that ignited the spirit of dance in us all.^ The last few seconds of the video depicts a taunt to Michael Jackson, who had politely declined a proposal for a Hammer/Jackson "Who's Bad" world tour.
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^ DanceJam is optimized for the dance community across all genres, such as ballroom dancing, salsa dancing, and cheerleader dance, providing a one stop for anyone interested in dance culture.
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^ OLD Says: October 10th, 2007 at 8:47 am a win for eskay is a win for all of us.
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He gave us a song and a sweet melody that will never die. Now we all carry his legacy with joy and pride."
[153]

Awards

.MC Hammer has won three Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, a People's Choice Award, an NAACP Image Awards and the Billboard Diamond Award (the first for a hip hop artist).^ Artist: MC Hammer ( less ) Tags: hip hop • hiphop • mc hammer • rap Extras .
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^ MC. Hammer history / edit Artist .
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^ Tags: 90 • dance • hammer • hip • hop • music • rap • video Posted By: leejunfan Videos: 2 Articles: 0 More From User Greatest High School Football Comeback .
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[154][4][4][5][6][7] .He has sold more than 50 million records, breaking down numerous doors for rap music and demonstrating that hip-hop had the potential for blockbuster success.^ Tags: 90 • dance • hammer • hip • hop • music • rap • video Posted By: leejunfan Videos: 2 Articles: 0 More From User Greatest High School Football Comeback .
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^ Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World .
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^ The hip hop sensation of the early '90s is now a web entrepreneur and poised for success combining user generated video and social networking with DanceJam.
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[56][150][155][156]
The International Album of the Year validated Hammer's talent as a world-class entertainer.[55] Additionally, Hammer was also honored with a Soul Train Music Award (Sammy Davis, Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year) in 1991.
.In August 2008, at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships, Hammer won a Living Legends of Hip Hop Award from Hip Hop International in Las Vegas.^ Tags: 90 • dance • hammer • hip • hop • music • rap • video Posted By: leejunfan Videos: 2 Articles: 0 More From User Greatest High School Football Comeback .
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^ La Rivoluzione Dell'Hip Hop (CD, Comp) .
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^ Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World .
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[98][157]
.Hammer attended the 2009 Soul Train Awards which aired on BET November 29, 2009.[158] He has also been a presenter/performer at Soul Train's Music Awards several times, including The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards (1991), The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards (1995) and Soul Train's 25th Anniversary (1995).^ Posted: November 27, 2006 Description: This 1991 music video showcases Hamma as he just crossed the apex of his...
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[159]

Christian influence and pastoral career

In 1984, Hammer began attending Bible studies, joined a street ministry, and formed a gospel rap group known as the Holy Ghost Boys featuring Jon Gibson, another musician interested in religious music.[31] In 1986, Kirk Burrell, along with Tramaine Hawkins, performed with Jon's band doing several concerts in various halls such as the Beverly Theatre in Beverly Hills and recording several rap songs.[160] They collaborated on Gibson's 1988 album (Change of Heart) for a gospel-charged rap "This Wall" prior to Hammer's mainstream success.[28][33] This was Contemporary Christian Music's first rap hit ever by anyone, especially a Caucasian (Gibson) and/or a duo.[26] Burrell also produced "Son of the King" at that time, releasing it on his debut album.
Raised Pentecostal, Hammer strayed from his faith during his success, before returning to ministry. .His awareness of this could be found in a movie he made called Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em: The Movie (1990), in which he also plays the preacher character named Reverend Pressure.^ MC Hammer was a bigger name but he wasn’t necessarily the “inspiration” that A Tribe Called Quest was.
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^ E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says: October 10th, 2007 at 2:02 am * turns up ‘please hammer dont hurt em’* .
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^ Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em .
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[57][149][161] Nonetheless, as a tribute to his faith, Hammer vowed to dedicate at least one song on each album to God.
.Hammer later reaffirmed his beliefs in October 1997,[162] and starred in the ministry television show MC Hammer and Friends on the Trinity Broadcasting Network as well as appearing on Praise the Lord programs where he went public about his devotion to ministry as an ordained minister.^ Star Wars meet MC Hammer .
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^ Well I really applaud Mr. Hammer's attempt at rewriting his epithet, despite the fact that he still calls himself MC Hammer...
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^ In reply to kahley : Well I really applaud Mr. Hammer's attempt at rewriting his epithet, despite the fact that he still calls himself MC Hammer...
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[163][164][165] Hammer officiated at the celebrity weddings of actor Corey Feldman and Susie Sprague on October 30, 2002[166][167] (as seen on VH1's The Surreal Life), and also at Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil and Lia Gerardini's wedding in January 2005.[168]
During an interview on TBN (between 1997–1998), Hammer claimed he adopted the M.C. back into his name which now stood for "Man of Christ."[169][170] Hammer continues to preach while still making music, running a social media business and television show, and devotes time to prison and youth ministries.[149]

Discography

Studio albums

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