Hammer at TechCrunch in July 2008.
|Birth name||Stanley Kirk Burrell|
|Also known as||M.C. Hammer, Hammer, Hammertime, King Hammer|
|Born||March 30, 1962
Oakland, California, United States
|Genres||Hip hop, pop, dance|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman, actor|
|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.
|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|
|Look Look Look||2006||# 1 Hot Rap & R&B Records|
|1988||"Pump It Up"||46||-|
|1990||"U Can't Touch This"||8||3|
|"Have You Seen Her"||4||8|
|"Here Comes the Hammer"||54||15|
|"(Hammer Hammer) They Put Me in the Mix"||-||20|
|"Too Legit to Quit"||6||60|
|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|
|1995||"Straight to My Feet"
(with Deion Sanders)
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MC Hammer performing with Vanilla Ice in July 2009.
M.C. Hammer Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.