MC Hammer busts a move in his baggy parachute pants made famous in the early 90’s.
Hammer is all smiles in his Cazal-style frames and fresh white Hammer pants. The MC became the first hip-hop artist to reach diamond status, selling more than 10 million copies.
The Oakland-born rapper was known for the Hammer Dance, a quick back-and-forth shuffle with knees slightly bent.
MC Hammer throws down at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards.
Hammer, 47, shows the crowd that he’s still got it at the WB 2003 Winter TCA Tour Party in Los Angeles.
Hammer looks dapper as the late Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg chill by his side at the 23rd Annual American Music Awards.
Hammer holds Evander Holyfield’s championship belt in 2003 in Las Vegas. Hammer’s rap career brought much success in the early 90’s with endorsement deals, a Hammer doll, and even a Saturday morning cartoon show, a far cry from the financial troubles he would face a few years later.
MC Hammer is simply regal at a 1991 Seattle Seahawks game where he greeted Falcons player Mike Rozier on the sidelines.
MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice hang tight at The Grammy Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in February 1991.
MC Hammer showed fans his softer side when he made an appearance on MTV’s “TRL” Valentine’s Day special back in 2003. Hammer has enjoyed a 23-year marriage with his wife, Stephanie Burrell.
Mickey gets up close and personal with Hammer and his children.
Hammer, his wife and their young tyke give back as a family regularly.
Hammer remains a live spirit and dancer.
Married for 23 years, Hammer met his lovely wife, Stephanie, at a church revival. The couple has six children together.
Hammer’s children say cheese for a family photo.
Stephanie Burrell holds down the Hammer fort .
Even at 47, Hammer still keeps it poppin’.
An ordained minister, Hammer leads his dance group in prayer before they take the stage.
Hammer greets fans and allows them to “touch this.”
Minister Hammer’s commitment to community outreach is admirable.
VH1 Hip Hop Honors – Show
NEW YORK – OCTOBER 3: MC Hammer attends the VH1 Hip Hop Honors October 3, 2004 in New York City.