Stanley Kirk Burrell born March 30, , better known by his stage name MC Hammer or simply Hammer , is an American rapper, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur who had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late s until the early s. Remembered for his rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for hit records such as " U Can't Touch This " and " 2 Legit 2 Quit " , flashy dance movements, choreography and eponymous Hammer pants. A multi-award winner, M. Hammer and Friends. Throughout his career, Hammer has managed his own recording business. As a result, he has created and produced his own acts including Ho Frat Hoo! He recalled that six children were crammed into a three-bedroom housing project apartment. The Burrells would also frequent thoroughbred horse races, eventually becoming owners and winners of several graded stakes.
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He launched himself into full-fledged stardom with the release Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em , the first recording credited with bringing rap to the mainstream. After a rapid financial downfall, Hammer has rebounded as a musician and businessman. His father, Lewis Burrell, worked as a warehouse supervisor for several years before gambling took over his life and nearly drove the family to ruin. Fortunately for his son, Hammer never inherited his father's gambling gene. Instead, his passions lay with music, baseball and dancing. By the age of 11, young Hammer was regularly earning money performing dance routines outside Oakland Coliseum during A's home games. By chance, he caught the attention of the team's owner, Chuck Finley, and was invited to watch a game from his luxury box. Finley grew fond of Hammer and eventually hired him as the team's batboy.