Hammer was born Stanley Kirk Burrell on March 30, 1962 in Oakland, California, the son of Thelma Burrell and James Burrell. He has won two Grammy Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and one American Music Award during his career. At the end of 1990, Hammer signed with BMG and released his fourth album, Too Legit to Quit the next year in 1991.
Early life & education of MC Hammer
MC Hammers real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell. He was born on March 30, 1962 in Oakland, California, United States of America. His nationality is American. He was raised by his father after his mother died when he was very young (1 year old). After passing a high school test with a score of 444 out of 450, he went to college at Laney College. During his time at Laney College MC Hammer became a member of Just Us which is an Oakland/East Bay based group that included future Oaktown rappers like Too Short, Rappin 4 Tay, Ant Diddley Dog & M-Tre Smith. In 1985 he dropped out of college as he became more focused on pursuing a career in music.
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Career Highlights and Awards
He released several albums including The Funky Headhunter (1987), Here Comes The Hammer (1988), Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em (1990), Too Legit to Quit (1991) and The Funky Headhunter: Part II (1992). He also sold millions of copies of his hit singles U Can’t Touch This, Have You Seen Her and Pray. After a couple years off from music, he released three more albums in the 2000s, including Vicious Cycle.
Personal Life & Endorsements
MC Hammer, who was born as Stanley Kirk Burrell, is a legendary hip-hop star. He is known for his charisma that he exudes while performing on stage or in a music video. The 50-year old former rapper was at his prime during 80s when he released hit after hit including U Can’t Touch This and 2 Legit 2 Quit. MC Hammer net worth has been estimated to be $10 million. His real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, which made him famous by being known as MC.
Awards & Honors
With multiple Grammys under his belt and 30 years in show business, MC Hammer is both a renowned performer and producer. Having sold more than 50 million records worldwide, he has left his mark on pop culture with hit songs like U Can’t Touch This, 2 Legit 2 Quit & Pray. The song, also known as Jump hit number one in Billboard Hot 100. In 1994 he was featured on Madonna’s album Bedtime Stories, contributing to it a song: Love Makes The World Go Round. He is also an inductee of multiple Halls of Fame including Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1997), BET Walk of Fame (2010) & Vocal Group Hall of Fame (2016).
MC Hammer’s Net Worth
In case you missed it, MC Hammer isn’t just a dated hip-hop artist — he also has an estimated net worth of $33 million. While that sum certainly isn’t enough to retire on at age 54, it makes him a very wealthy man indeed. At least there was once a time when such wealth could have made him set for life. MC Hammer took home an incredible amount during his heyday in music. This would be in addition to all of his endorsement deals with companies like Pepsi (his likeness appeared on cans), Maxwell House (his name adorned packets of coffee) and other brands that wanted to sell products with his name attached to them. In total, MC Hammer earned about $30 million by Forbes’ count.
Last Updated on January 30, 2022
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