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has 9 songs in the following movies and tv shows.

MC Hammer began his music career as a dancer and rapper with the rap group called the Oakland Raiders, which also included rappers like Antoine Carraby (later known as DJ Yella of N.W.A) and Ronnie Hudson in Oakland, California. The group had some success in the early 1980s, but ultimately disbanded without releasing an album. He rose to fame with his hit single "U Can't Touch This" in 1990, and became one of the most successful rappers of the early 1990s. However, his career was derailed by financial problems and legal troubles in the mid-1990s, and he has not had the same level of success since then. Nevertheless, he remains an influential figure in the rap world and has continued to release new music and perform live over the past two decades. Hammer was born Stanley Kirk Burrell in Oakland, California, on March 30, 1962. He grew up in a poor neighborhood and was raised by his mother, who worked as a secretary. He later said that she was "strict but loving," and that she encouraged him to stay out of trouble and pursue his dreams. In 1986, Hammer released his first solo single, "Ring My Bell," which was a minor hit. He followed it up with his debut album, Feel My Power, in 1987. The album was not a commercial success, but it did garner some attention for Hammer's energetic rapping style and flashy dance moves. In 1988, Hammer released his second album, Let's Get It Started. The album's title track was a moderate hit, but the album itself was not a commercial success. Hammer's breakthrough came in 1990 with his third album, "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em." The album's lead single, "U Can't Touch This," became a massive worldwide hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and selling more than two million copies in the United States. The album itself was also a huge success, selling more than 10 million copies worldwide and becoming the best-selling rap album of all time. However, Hammer's success was short-lived. In the mid-1990s, he ran into financial troubles after making some poor business decisions, including investing in a record label that went bankrupt and paying too much for his lavish lifestyle. He was also sued for copyright infringement by Rick James over the use of a sample from James' song "Super Freak" on Hammer's song "Too Legit to Quit." These legal and financial problems led to Hammer declaring bankruptcy in 1996. He has since made a comeback, releasing several new albums and performing live. However, he has not been able to achieve the same level of success that he did in the early 1990s. Despite his decline in popularity, MC Hammer remains an influential figure in the rap world. He is credited with helping to popularize the use of sampling in hip-hop music, and he has also been praised for his charitable work. In 2010, he was inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame.

Too Legit to Quit - MC Hammer | Song Album Cover Artwork

Too Legit to Quit

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"2 Legit 2 Quit" is a 1991 single by American rapper MC Hammer, released as the lead single of his fourth studio album, "Too Legit to Quit." The song was produced by Felton Pilate and James Earley, with co-production credit from MC Hammer himself. The song samples "Super Freak" by Rick James, as well as "Here Comes the Hammer" by M.C. Hammer from his previous album "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em." The song was an instant worldwide hit, reaching number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the UK Singles Chart. "2 Legit 2 Quit" also peaked at number one in Australia and New Zealan...more

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Think Like a Man Too

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Lets Go Deeper - MC Hammer | Song Album Cover Artwork

Lets Go Deeper

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Lets Go Deeper was produced by MC Hammer in 1991. It was the fourth and final single from his album, Please Hammer, Dont Hurt 'Em. The song peaked at number sixty-two on the Billboard Hot 100. Lyrically, the song is about Hammer's dedication to his music and wanting to take it "deeper" than anyone else. He also references other artists in the rap game at the time, including Vanilla Ice, LL Cool J, and EPMD. The song was praised for its catchy hooks and production values. Hammer has said that "Lets Go Deeper" was one of his favorite tracks from Please Hammer, Dont Hurt 'Em. Critics also pra...more

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Here Comes The Hammer - MC Hammer | Song Album Cover Artwork

Here Comes The Hammer

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The song "Here Comes The Hammer" by MC Hammer was released in 1990 as a single from his album Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em. The song was a huge success, peaking at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming one of the most well-known songs of the early 1990s. The song peaked No 6 in New Zealand on The Recorded Music NZ chart. "Here Comes The Hammer" helped to make MC Hammer a household name and cemented his status as one of the biggest rappers of the era. The music video for "Here Comes The Hammer" was directed by Michael A. Nickles and released in 1990. The video features MC Hamm...more

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Yo!! Sweetness - MC Hammer | Song Album Cover Artwork

Yo!! Sweetness

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The song "Yo!! Sweetness" is the debut single by American rapper MC Hammer, released in 1990. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song's popularity helped Hammer's album "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em" become a breakout success. "Yo!! Sweetness" remains one of Hammer's most well-known songs. The song is built around a sample of "Super Freak" by Rick James. The sample was looped and used as the basis for the song's chorus. MC Hammer's lyrics are based on his own life experiences growing up in poverty in Oakland, California. The lyrics ...more

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Turn This Mutha Out - MC Hammer | Song Album Cover Artwork

Turn This Mutha Out

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"Turn This Mutha Out" is a song by MC Hammer that was released as the second single from his album, "Let's Get It Started" which was released in 1988. Other songs on the albuim with "Turn This Mutha Out" include "Pump It Up" and "They Put Me in the Mix." "Turn This Mutha Out" peaked awell on different charts. It peaked the highest at No. 3 on the US Rap charts, then also on the Top 15 of the Dance and R&B charts at No. 12. "Turn This Mutha Out" has been described as a "party anthem" and "an ode to letting loose." The song's lyrics are about having a good time and dancing. The song has b...more

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South Park

South Park • s23e5 • Tegridy Farms Halloween Special1997

Tegridy Farms Halloween Special; Towlie passes out weed bags to the party guest.

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Addams Groove - MC Hammer | Song Album Cover Artwork

Addams Groove

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"Addams Groove" is a 1991 song by American rapper MC Hammer. The song features a sample of the theme song from the 1964-1966 television series The Addams Family. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Rap Songs chart. Additionally, it attained gold certification in the United States from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song's accompanying music video was directed by Rupert Wainwright and features Hammer dancing in front of a live-action version of The Addams Family mansion. The video was nominate...more

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I Got It from the Town

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"I Got It from the Town" is a song by MC Hammer that was released as the lead single from the 2006 album, "Look Look Look." The song was written by MC Hammer and produced by Rick Rubin. Rubin had originally wanted to produce a rap album for Hammer, but Hammer was not interested. However, after seeing how successful Rubin had been with producing other artists, such as the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J, Hammer decided to work with him. The song samples the track "Superappin'" by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. The song is also about how Hammer wants to give back to his hometown of Oaklan...more

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift2006

Twinkie and Sean driving to the parking garage.

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That's What I Said - MC Hammer | Song Album Cover Artwork

That's What I Said

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That's What I Said is a song by MC Hammer that was released in 1986. The song became a hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is about Hammer telling someone that they need to be careful about what they say because words can have a lot of power. That's What I Said was written by MC Hammer and produced by James Brown. The song's music video was directed by David Fincher and features Hammer dancing in various locations around Oakland, California. The video was a big success, becoming one of the most popular videos on MTV at the time. The song won a Grammy Award for ...more

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U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer | Song Album Cover Artwork

U Can't Touch This

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"U Can't Touch This" by Stanley Kirk Burrell popularly known as MC Hammer was released in 1990 from his album, Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em. The song was co-written, produced and performed by MC Hammer. The song became a worldwide hit and is often considered one of the most iconic songs of the 1990s. "U Can't Touch This" is based on the hook "Can't Touch This" from the Rick James song, "Super Freak". The song became a huge hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has been used in many movies and television shows. The music video for the song was directed by David Fi...more

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The Proposal

The Proposal2009

While Margaret and Gert stands outside the stripclub talking

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The To Do List

The To Do List2013

End credits song.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction2014

Bee shows KSI that no knockoff can even come close to touching Bee's original and completely badass ass

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Into the Wild

Into the Wild2007

When Chris encounters the Danish man and Woman after kayaking

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Tag

Tag2018

First song in the Tag movie trailer.

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Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder2008

Fourth song from The Fatties 2 Trailer.

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Space Jam: A New Legacy

Space Jam: A New Legacy2021

Buggs Bunny dances to this song after Lebron writes out the fundamentals on the board.

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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003

Natalie and the Angels dance to this song.

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Glee

Glee • s1e17 • Bad Reputation2009

 The group takes over the library.

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Lost Girl

Lost Girl • s2e21 • Into The Dark2010

Flashback of The Morrigan dancing under Vex's control.

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MacGyver

MacGyver • s2e12 • Mac + Jack2016

Riley gets her photophone working and hears Jack singing.

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iZombie

iZombie • s4e1 • Are You Ready For Some Zombies?2015

Angus McDonough is pulled out of the well, then attacks his rescuer with a hammer.

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Lucifer

Lucifer • s4e9 • Save Lucifer2016

Ella quotes the MC Hammer song while making a joke about the murder via hammer.

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