Who remembers MC Hammer? MC Hammer will never be considered the greatest rapper ever or anything close to it. If you’re a true hip hop or music head, you know that MC Hammer has the best selling rap alum ever. Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em dropped 30 years ago today. Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em was his second major label project and follow-up to Let’s Get It Started. Let’s Get Started went on to sell over two million records. Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em went on to sell over 18 million copies worldwide. The album was the first hip hop album to go Diamond, which means it sold over ten million copies. U Can’t Touch This be the first single and the most successful one from MC Hammer. U Can’t Touch This is his signature single and it received several awards.
The song is notable as the winner of the Best R&B Song and a Best Rap Solo Performance. It was the first rap song to be nominated for Record of the Year at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1991. For his second single, MC Hammer remade a classic Chi-Lites track. Have You Seen Her is the track and it was another standout cut. In the summer of 1990, Hammer dropped his third single and it was called Pray. Pray contained a sample of Prince’s classic, When Doves Cry. Once again, MC Hammer continued to bang out great tracks and this was no different. To finish out his historic 1990, he released his final single in December called Here Comes the Hammer. If you’re someone that loves to have fun and dance, this is probably the album for you. Check out the track listing and stream links below.
- Here Comes the Hammer
- U Can’t Touch This
- Have You Seen Her (The Chi-Lites Cover)?
- Yo!! Sweetness
- Help the Children
- On Your Face (Earth, Wind & Fire Cover)
- Dancin’ Machine (Jackson 5 Cover)
- Crime Story
- She’s Soft and Wet
- Black is Black
- Let’s Go Deeper
- Work This
Who remembers MC Hammer? Do you remember his Please Don’t Hurt Em album? What are your thoughts about the album? Did you know this was the highest selling hip hop album ever? Leave some feedback below about this album or anything related to MC Hammer.