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Encyclopedia > MC Hammer
MC Hammer
Birth name Stanley Kirk Burrell
Also known as Hammer
Born March 30, 1962 (1962-03-30) (age 45)
Origin Oakland, California
Genre(s) Pop Rap
Dance
Gospel
Occupation(s) rapper, preacher
Years active 1986 -
Label(s) Capitol Records
Death Row Records
Giant Records
EMI
WorldHit
Website http://mchammer.blogspot.com/

MC Hammer (born Stanley Kirk Burrell on March 30, 1962) is an American MC who was popular during the late 1980s and early 1990s, known for his dramatic rise to and fall from fame and fortune, his trademark Hammer pants, and for leaving a lasting influence on hip hop culture and music. He became a preacher in the 1990s and now works as a television show host. He lives in Tracy, California with his wife Stephanie and six children, three boys and three girls. is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oakland redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pop rap (sometimes referred to as hip pop) is the name given to a style of hip hop that has a strong pop music influences. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... Gospel, from the Old English good tidings is a calque of Greek () used in the New Testament (see Etymology below). ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Preacher is a term the for someone who preaches sermons or gives homilies. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Death Row Records is a record label that was founded in 1991 by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Kurupt and Daz Dillinger). ... Giant Records was launched as a joint-venture with Warner Bros. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop is a subculture, which is said to have begun with the work of DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, and Afrika Bambaattaa. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... 11th Street and Central Avenue, Tracy Tracy is a city in San Joaquin County, California, in the United States. ...

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Early life

Burrell was born in Oakland, California and graduated from McClymonds High School. Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Before becoming McClymonds Educational Complex in 2005, McClymonds High School, also known as Mack, and Mack House, was a public high school in the West Oakland neighborhood of Oakland, California, USA. The school song was as follows: O McClymonds, O McClymonds, Youre the High for me. ...


"Executive VP" for the A's

From 1972 to 1980, Burrell served as a batboy with the Oakland Athletics under colorful team owner Charlie Finley, who lived in the Midwest and for whom Burrell was his "eyes and ears."[1] Reggie Jackson, in describing Burrell's role for Finley, took credit for the "Hammer" nickname: A Lansing Lugnuts batboy (in white) carrying a baseball bat away from home plate. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... In popular usage, eccentricity refers to unusual or odd behavior on the part of an individual. ... Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 _ February 19, 1997), Major League Baseball owner, was the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics. ... This article is about the Midwestern region in the United States. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ...

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. I nicknamed him "Hammer," because he looked like [Hammerin'] Hank Aaron.[1]

Ron Bergman, at the time an Oakland Tribune writer who covered the A's, recalled that: Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... The Oakland Tribune is a daily newspaper published in Oakland, California by the ANG Newspapers, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group. ...

He was an informant in the clubhouse, an informant for Charlie, and he got the nickname "Pipeline."[1]

According to Hammer:

Charlie said, "I'm getting you a new hat. I don't want you to have a hat that says "A's" on it. I'm getting you a hat that says 'Ex VP,' that says 'Executive Vice President.' You're running the joint around here." . . . Every time I come down to the clubhouse, you know, Rollie would yell out "Oh, everybody be quiet! Here comes Pipeline!"[1]

Burrell wanted to be a professional baseball player, but he did not catch on in any professional organization. He instead joined the Navy, where he served with Patron (Patrol Squadron) Forty Seven (VP-47) of Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, as a Petty Officer Third Class Aviation Store Keeper (AK-3) until his honorable discharge [citation needed]. Upon his return he began performing music in clubs and started his own record label, Bust It.[2] A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar moustache a twirl. ... USN redirects here. ...


Early career

His debut album Feel My Power was produced between 1986 and 1987 to be released independently in 1987. It was produced by VEH (of Con Funk Shun), and sold over 60,000 copies. 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, Cool LL, or DJ Run"—after which the track began to gain popularity in clubs. Hammer received several offers from major record labels. Feel My Power is MC Hammers debut album, produced by Felton Pilate (of Con Funk Shun) and released in 1987. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... VEH may stand for: Vectored Exception Handling (VEH) one of the Microsoft systems for exception handling. ... Con Funk Shun were an American funk band popular in the 1970s and 1980s. ...


Hammer initially refused to sign a contract with Capitol Records, but after a substantial signing bonus was added to his contract, he did. His debut album was then re-released as Let's Get It Started. A new video was shot for "Let's Get it Started," and another video was produced in fall of 1988 called "Pump It Up" (a new track added to Let's Get It Started). The "Pump It Up" video was added to the roster of "new wave" hip-hop videos that premiered or re-aired on the premiere season of Yo! MTV Raps. It depicted hip-hop legends Run-DMC getting disrespected by Hammer. The album eventually went triple-platinum (more than 3 million units sold). "Turn This Mutha Out" (the album's biggest hit), "Feel My Power", and "They Put Me in the Mix" saw heavy rotation on R&B/Hip-Hop radio stations throughout late 1988 into 1989. Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Run-DMC is a famous hip hop crew founded by Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay) and includes Joseph Run Simmons and Darryl DMC McDaniels, all from Hollis, Queens. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ...


His second album, 1990s Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, included the smash single "U Can't Touch This", which sampled Rick James' 1981 hit "Super Freak". Interestingly, despite heavy airplay, "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. Follow-up hits included "Have You Seen Her" (cover of the Chi-Lites); and "Pray", which had a beat sampled from Prince's "When Doves Cry." The album went on to become the first hip-hop album to reach diamond status, selling more than 10 million units.[3] During 1990 Hammer toured extensively in Europe which included a sold-out concert at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. With the sponsorship of PepsiCo, PepsiCo International CEO Christopher A. Sinclair went on tour with him in 1991. At the same time, he also appeared in The West Coast Rap All-Stars posse cut "We're All in the same Gang". Please Hammer Dont Hurt Em is the second album by MC Hammer, released in 1990 by Capitol Records. ... Listen to this article ( info/dl) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-12-04, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr) (February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was one of the most popular artists on the Motown label during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Super Freak is a 1981 hit single, produced and performed by Rick James for the Motown label. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Prince (UK) chronology Purple Rain track listing Darling Nikki (4) When Doves Cry (5) I Would Die 4 U (6) When Doves Cry is a song by Prince, and the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Atrium entrance 2 at the NEC The interior of a section of the atrium The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is the seventh largest exhibition centre in Europe, located in Solihull, near Birmingham, England. ... This article is about the British city. ... PepsiCo, Incorporated (NYSE: PEP) is a global American beverage and snack company. ... PepsiCo, Incorporated (NYSE: PEP) is a global American beverage and snack company. ... Christopher A. Sinclair (b. ... The West Coast All-Stars was a collaboration of hip-hop artists from the west coast of the United States, best known for the 1990 anti-violence posse cut Were All In The Same Gang. ... Posse cut is a popular form of song in hip hop music, that involves successive verses by four or more rappers. ...


A critical backlash began brewing over the repetitive nature of his lyrics, his clean-cut image, and his perceived over-reliance on sampling others' hooks for the basis of his singles - criticisms which were are 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. Oakland hip-hop group Digital Underground mocked him in the CD insert to their Sex Packets album when placing his picture in with the other members and referring to him as an "Unknown derelict". 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." However Ice-T came to his defense on his 1991 album OG: Original Gangster: "A special shout out to my man MC Hammer; A lot of people diss you, man, but they just jealous. Fuck 'em!" Ice-T later explained that he had nothing against people who were pop rap from the start, as Hammer had been, but only against rappers who switch from being hardcore or dirty to being pop-rap so that they can sell more records. This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1968), better known as Vanilla Ice, is a Grammy Award nominated, American Music Award winning American rapper and actor known mostly for the 1990 single Ice Ice Baby. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... 3rd Bass was a rap group in the late 1980s and early 1990s, notable for being one of the first successful interracial rap groups. ... Tracy Lynn Curry (born June 10, 1968), known as The D.O.C., is an American rapper born & raised in Dallas, Texas where he was a member of the Fila Fresh Crew. ... For the American emcee and actor, see Ice Cube. ... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... Digital Underground is an alternative rap group hailing from Oakland, California. ... Sex Packets is debut album from 90s rap group, Digital Underground. ... Tracy Marrow (born February 16, 1958)[1], better known by stage name Ice-T, and nickname is an American rapper, rock musician, author, former United States Army soldier, and actor. ...


Despite the criticisms, MC Hammer's career continued to be highly successful. Soon, MC Hammer dolls, lunchboxes, and other merchandise was marketed. He was even given his own Saturday morning cartoon, Hammerman. Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... Hammerman was a Saturday morning cartoon produced in by DiC Entertainment, which aired for one season (1991 - 1992) on ABC. The program featured pop rapper MC Hammer as a youth center worker named Stanley Burrell (Hammers real name). ...


After dropping the "MC" from his stage name, Burrell released Too Legit to Quit (again, produced by Felton Pilate) in 1991. Burrell took the opportunity to answer his critics on certain songs on the album. Though the album was, by and large, no better accepted (critically) than his first, sales were strong and the title track was a hit. Another hit came soon after, with "Addams Groove" (which appeared on both The Addams Family motion picture soundtrack and the vinyl version of 2 Legit 2 Quit). Too Legit to Quit is MC Hammers third album, released on October 29, 1991. ... For the TV series, see The Addams Family (TV series). ...


Later career

Later, Hammer parted ways with Pilate, switched record labels and signed with Giant Records. To adapt to the changing landscape of hip-hop, his next album was a more aggressive, gangsta rap album entitled The Funky Headhunter. The accompanying video to The Funky Headhunter'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.[4][5] This led to an alternative video being filmed (with Hammer fully clothed) that was directed by fellow Bay Area native Craig S. Brooks, who also helmed the video of rap group D.R.S.' only hit single "Gangsta Lean." Giant Records was launched as a joint-venture with Warner Bros. ... For the Ice T album, see Gangsta Rap (album). ... The Funky Headhunter was an album made by MC Hammer, then known as Hammer, in 1994. ... M.C. Hammer (right) and a female dance partner (left) are depicted dancing near a pool. ...


In 1995, Hammer released the album Inside Out, which critics claimed was unfocused. The album sold poorly (peaking at 119 on the Billboard Charts) and Giant Records dropped him from their roster.[6] Because of dwindling album sales and a lavish lifestyle, Hammer, who was $13 million in debt, filed for bankruptcy on April 3, 1996.[7] Inside Out was an album released by MC Hammer in 1995. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Hammer next signed with Death Row Records, then home to gangsta rap stars Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur. The label did not release any of Hammer's music while he was with them. However, Burrell did record music with Shakur, and the album he recorded leaked onto the internet some years later. Their collaborative efforts are yet to be released. After the death of Shakur in 1996, Burrell left the record company. In 1996, Burrell signed with EMI, which saw the release of a compilation of Hammer's chart topping songs. The album, Greatest Hits, featured 12 former hits and was released in October, only six months after his bankruptcy.[8] Death Row Records is a record label that was founded in 1991 by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Kurupt and Daz Dillinger). ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ...


In 1997, 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. In these appearances, Burrell admitted that he had already used up most of his fortune of over $20 million. The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ...


Due to the success of the Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em album, Hammer had amassed approximately USD$33 million. USD redirects here. ...


$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. Among the documented features this house had included: For the unincorporated community in Yolo County, California, see Fremont, Yolo County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

  • Recording studio
  • 33-seat theater
  • 2 swimming pools (one indoor/one outdoors)
  • Tennis courts and a baseball diamond
  • Waterfalls, ponds, and aquariums
  • Mirrored Bathroom (at least $75,000 (£35,000) in mirrors throughout the house)
  • $2 Million of Italian marble floors and a floor-to-ceiling gray marble office with customized marble niches for awards.
  • Marble countertops in the kitchen (the house was heavily decorated in marble)
  • Massive gold and black marble jacuzzi in the master bedroom
  • Basketball courts
  • Bowling alley
  • 17 car garage
  • Two gold-plated “Hammertime” gates for entrance to the property
  • A dishwasher installed in his master bedroom for the purpose of “cleaning up after a midnight snack” (as told in the VH1 movie about his life, entitled Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story).

Many of these amenities did little to improve the value of the home.


After the purchase of the home, it left approximately $20 million, the money that was supposedly squandered. After the home, his money went into other things (much described as frivolous):

  • A fleet of 17 automobiles, including a Lamborghini, a stretch limousine, a Range Rover, and a De Lorean.
  • Two helicopters.
  • Investments up to $1 million in Thoroughbred racehorses.
  • Careless spending on high-priced items like antique golf clubs, Etruscan sculpture, and gold chains for his 4 pet rottweilers.
  • Extravagant parties financed by Hammer himself.
  • The huge entourage of over 200 people, most of whom were on his payroll, for total monthly wages of $500,000.
  • Leased Boeing 727.

In 1991, MC Hammer established Oaktown Stable that would eventually have nineteen Thoroughbred racehorses. In 1991, 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 Lane's End Breeders' Futurity in 1991 then the following year won the Fountain of Youth Stakes and finished 3rd in the 1992 Kentucky Derby. Automobili Lamborghini S.p. ... For the song from the band: Brand New, see Limousine (MS Rebridge). ... The Land Rover Range Rover, usually shortened to just Range Rover, is a four-wheel drive luxury SUV produced by Land Rover in the United Kingdom. ... The De Lorean DMC-12 is a sports car that was manufactured by the De Lorean Motor Company for the American market from 1981 to 1983 in Northern Ireland. ... For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ... For the processor with the same codename , see Athlon. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... For the processor with the same codename , see Athlon. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Filly is also a town in Belgium. ... Lite Light is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. ... A graded stakes race is a term applied to a Thoroughbred horse race in the United States and Canada to describe races that derive their name from the stake, or entry fee, owners must pay. ... The Kentucky Oaks is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky. ... Darrell Wayne Lukas (born September 2, 1935 in Antigo, Wisconsin) is an American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred race horse trainer. ... A colt or filly with its mother A Colt is a young male horse, under the age of four. ... A sprung floor is a dance surface that absorbs shocks, giving it a softer feel. ... The Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes is a race for Thoroughbred horses run at Churchill Downs each year. ... The Lanes End Breeders Futurity is a Grade I race for two-year-old thoroughbred horses run at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles on the Keeneland dirt. ... The Fountain of Youth Stakes is a race for thoroughbred horses run at Gulfstream Park at the beginning of March each year. ... The Hannah Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ...


Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Hammer released the patriotic album Active Duty on his own WorldHit label. He donated portions of the proceeds to 9/11 charities. In 2004, he released the Full Blast album. Neither album managed to make the Billboard Charts.[9] A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


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. The Surreal Life is a reality television series that sets a select group of out-of-the-spotlight celebrities and films them as they live together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills for two weeks. ...


In the 2005 MTV Music Video Awards, MC Hammer made a surprise appearance in the middle of the show with best friend Jeremiah Jackson.


In February 2006, the first single off Hammer's new album Look Look Look was released. The Scott Storch-produced title track was released as a single and a music video. Look Look Look is the ninth album by MC Hammer, released 2006 by MC Hammer’s own label, FullBlast Digital Music Group. ... Scott Spencer Storch (born December 16, 1973) is a Canadian[1] entertainer, hip hop, pop, R&B, Reggaeton record producer and an occasional rapper. ...


Hammer now frequently posts about his life on his blog "Look Look Look." [10]


Hammer's 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. In 2000, Nelly, in his breakthrough hit "Country Grammar", announced his intention to "blow 30 mill[ion] like I'm Hammer" [1]. A punch line is the final part of a joke, usually the word, sentence or exchange of sentences which is intended to be funny and to provoke laughter from listeners. ... For other uses, see Nelly (disambiguation). ...


However, he has also influenced the industry. Hammer's sampling of large portions of well-known pop oldies (as opposed to short James Brown or George Clinton funk riffs) has increasing popularity among mainstream rappers, particularly Diddy's Bad Boy Records stable. Other examples include Eminem's Like Toy Soldiers which samples nearly the entire chorus from Martika's similarly-named 1989 hit. For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... James Brown, known variously as: Soul Brother Number One, the Godfather of Soul, Mr. ... For other persons named George Clinton, see George Clinton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969)[1] is an American record producer, CEO, clothing designer, actor and rapper. ... Bad Boy Records (originally Bad Boy Entertainment) is an east coast Hiphop/R&B record label founded by producer/rapper Sean Diddy Combs in 1988 that is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Like Toy Soldiers is a song by rapper Eminem on his worldwide hit album Encore, that tells the story of his feuds in an attempt to settle down the rap community. ... Marta Marrero (born May 18, 1969 in Whittier, California, USA), better known as Martika, is an American pop singer and actress. ... Appearing on Martikas self-titled debut album in 1989, Toy Soldiers is a slow ballad. ...


Hammer's catchphrase, "Stop! Hammer time!" is considered something of an Internet phenomenon, appearing in various spoofed error messages in the Windows XP operating system [citation needed]. Notoriously, British TV presenter Mark Lamarr interrupted Hammer repeatedly with this phrase in an interview filmed for "The Word", much to Hammer's annoyance. The phrase also appeared as graffiti on Stop signs. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... An Internet phenomenon occurs when something becomes extremely popular, often quite suddenly, through the word-of-mouth and self-publishing made feasible by the Internet. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... Mark Lamarr (born Mark Jones on January 7, 1967 in Swindon, Wiltshire) is an English comedian and a presenter on radio and television. ... The Word was a 1990s Channel 4 television programme in the United Kingdom. ...


Hammer recently performed a self-parody role in a television ad for Lay's potato chips. 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 chips to appease him. He throws back their ball, their dog, a car belonging to one kid's dad, and MC Hammer, still dressed in golden sparkle shirt and parachute pants. MC Hammer instantly breaks into the chorus of "U Can't Touch This." The kids then toss Hammer back over the fence. 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. Self-parody is parody of oneself or ones own work. ... Lays is the brand name for a number of potato chip varieties as well as the name of the company that founded the chip brand in 1938. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company & Affiliated Companies are a group of large US insurance and financial services companies. ... A bottle of Purell Purell is an instant hand sanitizer which claims to kill 99. ...


Hammer also began the trend of rap artists being accepted as mainstream pitchmen. Prior to Hammer, it was virtually unheard of for a hip-hop artist to be seen in a major commercial spot. Hammer appeared in major marketing campaigns for companies such as Pepsi and Taco Bell to the point that he was criticized as a "sell-out".[11][12] Today, many rappers appear in various major commercials and market their own clothing lines, such as Jay-Z, Nelly, and P. Diddy. Ironically, two of Hammer's biggest detractors, LL Cool J and Run D.M.C., appeared together in a Dr Pepper ad during Super Bowl XXXVIII. Dr. Dre appeared in a Heineken commercial in 2001, and Ice Cube, another one of Hammer's biggest detractors, filmed St. Ides malt liquor ads in the early 1990s and has since become an actor and producer. Pepsi Cola is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... Taco Bell Corp. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... For other uses, see Nelly (disambiguation). ... P. Diddy Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... LL Cool J (born James Todd Smith III on January 14, 1968 in New York, New York) is a legendary American hip hop artist and actor. ... Run-D.M.C. was a pioneering hip hop group during the 1980s, founded by Joseph Rev Run Simmons, Darryl D.M.C. McDaniels and Jason Jam-Master Jay Mizell. ... For the alcoholic cocktail said to taste the same, see Flaming Dr. Pepper. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... For the New York radio and television presenter, see Doctor Dre. ... Heineken is a Dutch 5% abv pale lager made by Heineken International since 1868. ... For the American emcee and actor, see Ice Cube. ... St. ...


Pastoral career

Hammer reaffirmed his Christian beliefs in October 1997[13] and now has a television show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.[14] Hammer has officiated at the celebrity weddings of actor Corey Feldman and Susie Sprague on 30 October 2002[15] and Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil and Lia Gerardini in January 2005.[16] The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the largest Christian religious television network in the world and is headquartered near Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, California with studios near Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Irving, Texas and near Nashville in Hendersonville, Tennessee. ... Corey Scott Feldman (born July 16, 1971) is an American film and television actor. ... Susie Sprague was born in San Bernardino, California to Sue Egberts and Scott Sprague. ... Mötley Crüe (pronounced Motley Croo) is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California in 1980. ... Vincent Neil Wharton (born February 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California), better known as Vince Neil is the lead singer for American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. ...


Discography

Albums

Album information
Feel My Power
Let's Get It Started
  • Released: September 28, 1988
  • Chart positions: # 30 US, #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums,
  • Last RIAA certification: 2x Platinum
  • Singles: "Intro: Turn This Mutha Out", "Pump It Up", "They Put Me In The Mix"
Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em
  • Released: March 13, 1990
  • Chart positions: #1 US, #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Last RIAA certification: Diamond
  • Singles: "U Can't Touch This", "Have You Seen Her?", "Pray", "Here Come the Hammer", "Yo! Sweetness"
Too Legit to Quit
  • Released: October 29, 1991
  • Chart positions: #2 US, #3 Top R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Last RIAA certification: 3x Platinum
  • Singles: "Too Legit to Quit", "Addams Groove", "Do Not Pass Me By", "This is the Way We Roll"
The Funky Headhunter
  • Released: March 1, 1994
  • Chart positions: #12 US, #2 Top R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Last RIAA description: Platinum
  • Singles: "Pumps and a Bump", "Don't Stop", "It's All Good"
Inside Out
Family Affair
Active Duty
  • Released: 2001
  • Chart positions: Did Not Chart
  • Last RIAA description:
  • Singles: "No Stoppin' Us", "Pop Yo Collar"
Full Blast
Look Look Look
  • Released: 2006
  • Chart positions: # 1 Hot Rap & R&B Records
  • Last RIAA description:
  • Singles: "Look 3X", "Get 2 No U"
Too Tight

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Compilations

Album information
Greatest Hits
The Hits

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Singles

Year Title Chart positions
U.S. UK
1988 "Let's Get It Started" - -
"Pump It Up" Music Video 46 -
1989 "Turn This Mutha Out" - -
"They Put Me in the Mix" - -
1990 "U Can't Touch This" Music Video 8 3
"Have You Seen Her?" 4 8
"Pray" 2 8
"Here Comes The Hammer" 54 15
1991 "Yo!! Sweetness" - 16
"(Hammer Hammer) They Put Me In The Mix" - 20
"Too Legit To Quit" 6 60
"Addams Groove" 7 4
1992 "Do Not Pass Me By" 62 14
"This Is The Way We Roll" 86 -
1994 "Pumps and a Bump" 26 -
"It's All Good" 46 52
"Don't Stop" - 72
1995 "Straight To My Feet"
(with Deion Sanders)
- 57
2001 "No Stoppin' Us (USA)" - -
"Pop Yo Collar" - -
2006 "LOOK" - -
2006 "So Long" - -

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Trivia

  • Not only was Hammer featured on one of the first episodes of VH1's Behind the Music in 1997, he was also the subject of a 2001 biopic titled Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story, which also aired on VH1 and starred Romany Malco in the title role.
  • Stanley Burrell has performed on USO tours for men and women of the Armed Forces.
  • Is very close friends with Deion Sanders.
  • MC Hammer performed as a special guest at the 2007 Bamboozle music festival in New Jersey.
  • MC Hammer performed as the headlining concert in Nike's "Run Hit Remix: The Power Song Edition," at the Los Angeles Coliseum on September 15, 2007.

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Music sampled by Hammer

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List of athlete appearances in Hammer's "Too Legit to Quit" video

(in chronlogical order)

José Canseco Capas, Jr. ... For the boxer, see Isiah Thomas (boxer). ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who is baseballs all-time leader in stolen bases[1] and runs scored. ... Andre Previn Rison (born March 18, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former American football wide receiver who played professionally for the National Football Leagues Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and the Canadian Football Leagues Toronto Argonauts. ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and is currently an NFL Network commentator. ... Christopher Paul Mullin (born July 30, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is the General Manager of the Golden State Warriors and a former American basketball player. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... Roger Craig (born July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1985, 1989, 1990) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lynette Woodard (born August 12, 1959, in Wichita, Kansas) was a womens basketball player who made history by becoming the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters and who tasted success abroad before finally reaching, at age 38, her dream of playing in a American womens professional basketball... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Jerry Glanville (born October 14, 1941 in Perrysburg, Ohio) is a career American football coach who is currently the head coach for Portland State University. ...

Sampling Court Case

Hammer was a defendant in a landmark 1998 sampling copyright decision in the case of Santrayll v. Burrell. The Hammer song in question was "Here Comes the Hammer". Federal Court Judge Peter K. Leisure concluded that Hammer had sampled music by another rap group, The Legend. The Legend admitted to sampling LTD's "Back In Love"; Wham!'s "Everything She Wants"; Barry DeVorzon's "S.W.A.T." theme in their songs "In Full Effect"/"Uh-Oh". The Legend also admitted that they did not disclose the sampled works when filing for copyright registration. In essence, Hammer argued that because The Legend admitted to sampling, this constituted a knowing failure to advise the Copyright Office of facts that might have led to the rejection of the copyright application. Meaning: no copyright protection for The Legend means no lawsuit for infringement against Hammer. But the court disagreed with Hammer and found that: (1) it was possible that a jury might find that the failure to disclose the samples was not deliberate and (2) the samples played such a minor role in The Legend's song that the unauthorized use of samples "could not possibly have led the Copyright Office to reject the copyright applications." This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Everything She Wants was a song by British pop duo Wham!, released in 1984 on Epic Records on a double A-side with Last Christmas. It was written by George Michael, one half of the duo. ... Barry De Vorzon (born July 31, 1934 in New York City) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. ...


Hammer ultimately admitted in depositions and court documents to taking the song 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. While "Here Comes The Hammer" was similar to The Legends song, musical experts agreed that it was almost identical to Mr. Christian's (Abdallah's) song entitled "Oh-Oh, You Got The Shing" and one would have to have heard the other in order for this to happen. This fact compounded with witness testimony from both Hammer's and Christian's entourages and other evidence including photos brought about a settlement from Capitol Records in 1994. The terms of the settlement remain sealed. Hammer settled with Christian the following year.


-"Hammered" Dallas Observer -February 26, 1998


Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Rebels of Oakland: The A's, the Raiders, the '70s. HBO, 10 December 2003.
  2. ^ Hardy, Amanda: BayFest, Retrieved on May 29, 2007
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:6etqoawabijb
  4. ^ http://63.194.19.185/~rawattitude/v2.php?subaction=showfull&id=1078785985&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&
  5. ^ http://www.sfweekly.com/Issues/2005-06-29/summer7.html
  6. ^ http://www.answers.com/topic/mc-hammer-1
  7. ^ http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/special2/article.adp?id=20050328135309990003
  8. ^ http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Greatest_Hits_M_C_Hammer
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.chartFormatGroupName=Albums&model.vnuArtistId=1035&model.vnuAlbumId=507384
  10. ^ http://mchammer.blogspot.com/
  11. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/mchammer/biography
  12. ^ http://www.pub.umich.edu/daily/1996/feb/02-08-96/arts/mc.hammer.html
  13. ^ Rap Artist MC Hammer Returns to Faith in God.
  14. ^ MC Hammer's TBN Site.
  15. ^ Corey Feldman Wed by MC Hammer.
  16. ^ MC Hammer Marries Vince Neil.

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External links

  • MC Hammer at the Internet Movie Database
  • MC Hammer at TV.com
  • MC Hammer on Yahoo! Music
  • What Ever happened to ... MC Hammer
  • MC Hammer blog
  • Hammer Time widget. A dancing MC Hammer for your desktop.
  • "Hammered" Sucessful Copyright Infringement Lawsuit by Kevin Christian(Abdullah)

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