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MC Hammer

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MC Hammer (born Stanley Kirk Burrell on March 30, 1962) is an American MC who was most popular during the late and early as he released a string of hits, labeled by critics such as those at Allmusic as “one of the best-selling rappers of all time”. Known for his dramatic rise to and fall from fame and fortune (going from top 40 acclaim to bankruptcy) as well as his trademark ‘Hammer Pants’ and ‘Hammerman’ cartoon, he became a preacher in the mid-, and he now works as a television show host and CEO. He lives in Tracy, California, with his wife Stephanie and six children, three boys and three girls.

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 after the successful release of the independent album.

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).

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  • cadavreflex

    gripe #5: unhappy people who believe in happiness.

    30 Jan 2:59am Reply
  • cadavreflex

    gripe #4: people who believe in love. enough said. (there's a fiction between us nothing can touch)

    30 Jan 2:56am Reply
  • cadavreflex

    gripe #3: people who ridicule or minimize the very real suffering of other sentient creatures.

    30 Jan 2:49am Reply
  • cadavreflex

    gripe #2: certain co-workers and their hypersensitivity, passions, fusses, furies and stupid insistences on their unattainable needs. stop crying on my shoulder, you stupid douchebags. if you really recognized your own worthlessness you'd never raise your eyes, let alone part your lips (this goes for me as well as for anyone else). egomaniacs ostentatiously blather while a genuine depressive keeps a safe distance, mouth closed, hands as two broken claws. draw your own conclusions.

    30 Jan 2:44am Reply
  • cadavreflex

    gripe #1: if there's one thing on this planet i can't stand it's people and their obnoxious, petty, pretentious overstatements. go to hell, send me back something nice.

    30 Jan 2:32am Reply
  • NINEMETERSOFCUM

    FIRST! 4 teh New Year!

    16 Jan 10:06pm Reply
  • kosolyasyan

    STOP !! HAMMER TIME !))

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • realcyndre

    pistaches!

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • FCA19795

    Hate and poke fun all you want. This guy was the biggest thing in Hip Hop for a few years. I still think 'Turn This Mutha Out' has one of the best beats of all time. Not the intro version on his first album, but the version they used on music video (the edited version). Not sure why the song needed to be edited?

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • TilionPL

    Hammer time!! :)

    11 Jun 2014 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    Fantastic rapper!

    11 May 2014 Reply
  • edikstepanov

    Эй, толстый!

    21 Mar 2014 Reply
  • alefspfc

    lmao one hit wonder

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • menswear2112

    Stop! Grammar Time!

    12 Mar 2014 Reply
  • sjm26b

    Hammer gets the gas face

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Keila_M

    U Can't Touch This!!

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • GabrielaCarrer

    SUPERFREAK SUPERFREAK

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    break it down!!

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Shadowlord39

    I'm only here for the Addams Groove.

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • iPowers

    mc hammer with psy was fucking amazing!!

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
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