M.C. Hammer is a master showman when it comes to creating excitement and the live concert experience. He makes it a point to envision and create shows that leave his fans impressed each time he arrives to a venue to put on a show. When it comes to his various talents, he is a prolific live dancer, rapper, producer and songwriter who has set the bar high when it comes to live performances. His abilities are unique when it comes to his quiet moments when he comes up with ideas that he sets in motion resulting in high energy live concerts with Hammer center stage surrounded by his talented crew of professional dancers, lights, dazzling outfits and always surprises for his fans. Hammer is a true pioneer as a trailblazer in innovating music videos and concert presentations. Hammer merged complex choreography, high energy and hip-hop taking the genre from the urban scene to mainstream recognition and success. There is more to Hammer’s accomplishments when it comes to career success. Here are 5 interesting things that fans may not know about M.C. Hammer.
Hammer is a military veteran in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged after several years of outstanding service. According to sources, he served as a Third Class Petty Officer.
When Hammer arrived on the music scene, he catapulted to success with popularity and a growing fan base thanks to his live shows and hit records. He is the first rapper/hip-hop recording artist to go Diamond on Billboard with his album Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em, In addition to going Diamond, it is listed as one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Hammer’s album, Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em, continues to maintain its position as one of the top albums in music that held the No. 1 position on Billboard for the most consecutive weeks. It held the number one position for a record breaking 21 weeks.
Hammer was a student of the tech scene before its current boom in popularity. He enjoys researching about the latest tech inventions in the modern gadget and software industries.
Hammer worked as a bat boy for the Oakland A's as a kid. He was told by baseball star Reggie Jackson that he looked alot like Hank Aaron aka "The Hammer." Jackson gave him the nickname of Little Hammer. After entering the music industry, he decided to keep his nickname and use it as his stage name, "M.C. Hammer."