How big was MC Hammer? Considering the dude had a cartoon, a doll, and near 20 years later people still call a certain pair of roomy pants, “Hammer Pants”, I’d say that he was pretty big. It’s funny how people think that Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em was his first album. That’s how big he was. He was so big that his first (and better) album Let’s Get It Started is pretty much forgotten. And how many people opened their ears to “rap music”, simply because U Can’t Touch This found it’s way to their speakers. Well, let’s thank Rick James for that one.

When his third album came out, Too Legit To Quit, I was anticipating something Michael Jackson-esque. And when I didn’t get it, I was pretty disappointed. But I still enjoyed his single for it’s incredible energy.

  • My cousin Bruce thought the song was called Do The Jerk.
  • Who here thought the most catchy part of the song was the girl singing, “Hey, hey!!!!!!!!!”?
  • Looks like Hammer worked out hard for this one after being made fun of for being a little chunky in the U Can’t Touch This video.
  • Bill Cosby would’ve called the dancing in this video, “having a fit”.
  • I wonder if Hammer was going to wrestle in that double singlet after he was done shooting the video.
  • You can see what eventually became the Deion Sanders end zone dance when Hammer is dancing in the streets.
  • How much longer was Hammer on that throne?
  • That’s called the “rock, paper, scissors” dance.
  • Ok, let’s see if I can get all of these guys: Jose Canseco, Isiah Thomas, Kirby Puckett, Jerry Rice, Rickey Henderson, Prime Time, Andre Rison “House on Fire”, Chris Mullin, Roger Clemens, Roger Craig and Ronnie Lott (in Raiders gear, boo!), the woman from the Harlem Globetrotters, David Robinson, and Jerry Glanville.
  • Too bad the 2 legit hand sign didn’t get over, but I’ll still rock it from time to time.
  • Damn, I forgot there was a fake MJ at the end of this thing.

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