|MC Hammer Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11½ in|
|Date of Birth||March 30, 1962|
MC Hammer is a multi-award winning American rapper, dancer, record producer, preacher, spokesperson, and entrepreneur who is best known for his flashy dance movements and the release of his popular tracks U Can’t Touch This (1990) and 2 Legit 2 Quit (1991). He also has a huge fan base with more than 250k followers on Instagram, more than 4 million followers on Twitter, and more than 300k followers on Facebook.
Stanley Kirk Burrell
M.C. Hammer, Hammer, Hammertime, King Hammer, Hammerman
Oakland, California, United States
He divides his time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Oakland.
He studied at a high school in Oakland and later went on to enroll for a degree in communication. However, he did not complete it due to lack of interest.
Rapper, Dancer, Record Producer, Preacher, Spokesperson, and Entrepreneur
- Father – Lewis Burrell (Poker Player, Manager, Supervisor)
- Siblings – Chris Burrell (Older Brother), Louis Burrell (Older Brother), he had 6 other siblings.
MC Hammer is represented by Richard De La Font Agency.
Hip Hop, Gospel, Dance
He has released his music with various recording labels such as Capitol Records, EMI Records, Giant, Death Row, Reprise, Warner Bros. Records, and Full Blast Music.
5 ft 11½ in or 181.5 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Hammer has dated –
- Stephanie Burrell (1985-Present) – The couple got married in 1985. They have 3 sons named Bobby Burrell, Jeremiah Murry Burrell, and Sammy Burell and 2 girls named, Sarah Burrell and A’keiba Burrell (b. September 29, 1987).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
He prefers to keep a shaved head.
- Shaved head
- Wears hip-blingy apparel
- His goatee beard and pair of sunglasses
He has appeared in commercials for various brands such as Command™, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Apple Music.
MC Hammer Facts
- He was raised in East Oakland.
- His career-high was from 1980 to 1990.
- He was 11 years old when businessman Charles O. Finley gave him a job as a clubhouse assistant and batboy after seeing him doing splits at the Oakland Coliseum parking lot where Hammer would sell baseballs and dance to a beatboxer.
- In the late 1990s, he started preaching for a show called M.C. Hammer and Friends on TBN with a Christian ministry program.
- Hammer once starred in a Saturday morning cartoon show called the Hammerman in 1991.
- He is the creator of various acts including Ho Frat Hoo!, Oaktown’s 3.5.7, Special Generation, Analise, DRS, B Angie B, and Wee Wee.
- From the ’80s to the ’90s, he popularized the “Hammer pants”.
- In April 2007, he was ranked by Black Entertainment Televisions at #7 place on their “Top 25 Dancers of All Time” list.
- In the past, he endorsed the “SAFE California Act” which was rejected in November 2012.
- He built his Xanadu-like home in Fremont, California for an estimated US$ 12 million. 6 years later, he sold the house for US$ 5.3 million.
- During the ’90s, he was estimated to have been worth an astonishing US$ 33 million.
- He once had more than 200 employees working for him.
- Burrell once ran a blog called the “Look Look Look.” It consisted mostly of articles based on his personal life.
- He is a complete geek who had invested and consulted for 8 technology companies and would spend at least 10 to 12 hours each day working with them.
- In the past, it was estimated that Hammer was tweeting at least 30 to 40 times a day.
- He was raised in a not so well-to-do family who thoroughbred horse races and went on to own and win a few graded stakes.
- Growing up it was his dream to become a baseball star.
- His moniker “M.C.” originated from the word “Master of Ceremonies.”
- He served as a Patron for the United States Navy for 3 years in the past.
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