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MC Hammer
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Hammer at TechCrunch in July 2008.
Background information
Birth name Stanley Kirk Burrell
Also known as M.C. Hammer, Hammer, Hammertime, King Hammer
Born (1962-03-30) March 30, 1962 (age 59)
Oakland, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, pop, dance
Occupation(s) Rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman, actor
Years active 1985–Present
Associated acts Keyshia Cole, Jon Gibson, 2 Bigg MC, Vanilla Ice, Tupac Shakur, Deion Sanders, Doug E. Fresh, Tha Dogg Pound, Big Daddy Kane, Teddy Riley, BeBe & CeCe Winans, B Angie B, Johnny "J", Paperboy, Psy, D'Angelo, Rick Ross, Sean Combs , DJ King Assassin, Young Boss, Insane Clown Posse

MC Hammer (born Stanley Kirk Burrell on March 30, 1962) is an American rapper. He was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Hammer is known for becoming very rich and well known in a short period of time. His fame and money did not last long though. He lost it all in a very short period. Hammer was also known for the pants he wore. "Hammer Pants" became a fashion trend while he was popular . He became a preacher in the 1990s. Hammer now works as a television host and CEO.

Hammer was a contestant in the first season of The Surreal Life.

Hammer is a Democrat and attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of President Obama's re-election.



Album Released Chart position Certified
Feel My Power 1987    
Let's Get It Started September 28, 1988 # 30 US, #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, 2x Platinum
Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em March 13, 1990 #1 US, #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Diamond
Too Legit to Quit October 29, 1991 #2 US, #3 Top R&B/Hip-Hop 3x Platinum
The Funky Headhunter March 1, 1994 #12 US, #2 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Platinum
Inside Out December 9, 1995 #119 US, #23 Top R&B/Hip-Hop  
Family Affair 1998    
Active Duty 2001    
Full Blast 2003    
Look Look Look 2006 # 1 Hot Rap & R&B Records  


Year Title Chart positions
1988 "Pump It Up" 46 -
1990 "U Can't Touch This" 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

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