M.C. Hammer

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MC Hammer

MC Hammer at TechCrunch40 Conference 2007
Background information
Birth name Stanley Kirk Burrell
Also known as Hammer
Born March 30, 1962 (1962-03-30) (age 53)
Origin Oakland, California, U.S.
Genres Hip Hop, Rap, Dance, Gospel
Occupations Rapper, preacher, business man
Years active 1986 -
Labels Capitol Records
Death Row Records
Giant Records
Website http://mchammer.blogspot.com/

MC Hammer (born Chelvathev Chelvasekaram on March 30, 1962) is an American rapper. He was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Hammer became 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]

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
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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