M.C. Hammer

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MC Hammer
Hammer at TechCrunch in July 2008.
Hammer at TechCrunch in July 2008.
Background information
Birth nameStanley Kirk Burrell
Also known as
  • Hammer
  • Hammertime
  • King Hammer
Born (1962-03-30) March 30, 1962 (age 60)
Oakland, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • dancer
  • entrepreneur
  • actor
Years active1985–present
Labels
Allegiance United States
Service/branchFlag of the United States Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service1981–1984
RankPetty officer third class
Websitemchammer.blogspot.com
mchammer.com

Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage name MC Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American rapper and dancer. 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.[1]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

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  

Singles[change | change source]

Year Title Chart positions
U.S. UK
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

References[change | change source]

  1. Tran, Vivyan (September 7, 2012). "Celebrities spotted at the Democratic National Convention". Politico.

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