Mc Hammer lost most of his wealth due to a lavish lifestyle.
|Net Worth:||$ 1.7 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Rapper|
|Born:||March 30, 1962|
|Children:||5 (Bobby, Jeremiah, Sammy, Sarah, and A'keiba)|
|Birth Name:||Stanley Kirk Burrell|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.82m)|
Mc Hammer is an American rapper, entertainer, and dancer. He is best-known known for his innovative presentations of pop rap and flamboyant dance techniques. He is one of the best rappers of all time and the first to achieve Diamond Status for a rap album.
Stanley Kirk Burrell or Mc Hammer was born on March 30, 1962 in Oakland, California. He grew up from a poor family with eight siblings. At the age of 11, he worked as a batboy for the Oakland Athletics baseball team from 1973 to 1980. The team called him Hammer as he resembled Hank Aaron. He then acquired the nickname M.C. for being a Masters of Ceremonies.
Hammer graduated at McClymonds High School, where he played as a second base. He dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but did not pass the San Francisco Giants try out. Later, he joined and served the US Navy for three years.
Hammer pants are customized/modified baggy pants suitable for hip-hop dancing. Hammer popularized the pants by wearing them often during live concerts and music videos. He had his own outlandish hammer pants custom-made. Vanilla Ice boasted that he got paid $1 million by his record label for wearing hammer pants during a show.
"You can move in 'em. You can dance in 'em ... and it gives you freedom of movement. It's a slight delay. You move, and then the pants move, so it brings a nice little flair." - Mc Hammer
As of January 2020, Mc Hammer’s estimated net worth is $1.7 million. He gained his wealth from his music career, television appearances, and recording business.
In the mid-1980s, Hammer founded his record label business Burst It Productions. It then spawned to Burstin’ Records. He released his debut album Feel My Power in 1987. It was followed by the single Ring ‘Em. His tireless street marketing and continued radio mix-show play made his album and single known. His big break came when a record executive saw his performance in an Oakland Club.
Hammer signed a record deal with Capitol Records, which gave him a $1,750,000 signing bonus and a multi-album contract. He first released Let’s Get It Started in 1988, which is a revised version of his Feel My Power. It sold more than 2 million copies. In 1990, he released his third album Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em. The album sold 18 million units making it the best-selling hip-hop album of all time and the first to receive a diamond status. A film that accompanied the album was also released in 1990 entitled Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em: The Movie.
Hammer recorded and released more successful albums and hit singles. These include Too Legit to Quit (1991), The Funky HeadHunter (1994), and Full Blast (2004). Among his hit singles are Pary, Have You Seen Her, and Here Comes the Hammer.
The single is part of Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em album. It is considered to be his signature song and the most successful. The song ranked #1 on the BillBoard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. It also secured a position on Billboard Hot 100 and other charts in several countries. The single also bagged the Best R&B Song and Best Rap Solo Performance awards. In 1991, it became the first rap song to be nominated for the Record of the Year in the Grammy Awards. It was also nominated at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video and Best Dance Video.
In 2003, he is one of the judges for the television show Dance Fever and helped co-create the dance website DanceJam.com. In 2009, he produced the reality TV show Hammertime.
In 1996, Hammer filed for bankruptcy because of his $14 million worth of debt. Despite his millions of dollars earnings, it does not sustain his extravagant lifestyle. He bought dozens of luxury sports cars and airplanes. He also spent $30 million to build his home in a 12-acre land in Fremont, California. The house was later on sold for $6.8 million.
Hammer married Stephanie Fuller on December 21, 1985. They had three sons and two daughters. They are Bobby, Jeremiah, Sammy, and A'keiba. The pair have been together for 34 years.
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