History YMMV / MCHammer

4th May '16 2:19:10 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[WereStillRelevantDammit I'm Still Relevant, Dammit!]]: ''The Funky Headhunter'', in which Hammer responded to the many shots taken at him by from the newly-popular GangstaRap school by basically saying, hey, I'm down with this DarkerAndEdgier thing, too. It sold, but it didn't impress the gangsta crowd ''one bit''.

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* [[WereStillRelevantDammit I'm Still Relevant, Dammit!]]: WereStillRelevantDammit: ''The Funky Headhunter'', in which Hammer responded to the many shots taken at him by from the newly-popular GangstaRap school by basically saying, hey, I'm down with this DarkerAndEdgier thing, too. It sold, but it didn't impress the gangsta crowd ''one bit''.



* SampledUp: "U Can't Touch This" sampled the main riff from "Super Freak" by Rick James. At least James got some of the moola.
** Most of Hammer's songs relied on what could be... charitably... described as less than creative sampling choices. These included Music/{{Prince}}'s "When Doves Cry" for "Pray" and "Soft and Wet" for "She's Soft and Wet", The Chi-Lites' "Have You Seen Her?" for "Have You Seen Her?", [[Music/MichaelJackson The Jackson 5's]] "Dancing Machine" for "Dancin' Machine", Music/MarvinGaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" for "Help the Children" (Ah-ha! You expected "Save the Children", didn't you?) and Music/GeorgeClinton's oft-sampled "Atomic Dog" for "Pumps and a Bump". No word on whether they got their own moola, though.
* SignatureSong: "U Can't Touch This," although "Too Legit" is fondly remembered by fans as well.
** The latter is still played at every Oakland A's home game, complete with the hand gestures displayed on the scoreboard.

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* SampledUp: "U Can't Touch This" sampled the main riff from "Super Freak" by Rick James. At least James got some of the moola.
**
Most of Hammer's songs relied on what could be... charitably... described as less than creative sampling choices. These included included
** "U Can't Touch This" sampled the main riff from "Super Freak" by Rick James. At least James got some of the moola.
**
Music/{{Prince}}'s "When Doves Cry" for "Pray" and "Soft and Wet" for "She's Soft and Wet", The Chi-Lites' "Have You Seen Her?" for "Have You Seen Her?", [[Music/MichaelJackson The Jackson 5's]] "Dancing Machine" for "Dancin' Machine", Music/MarvinGaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" for "Help the Children" (Ah-ha! You expected "Save the Children", didn't you?) and Music/GeorgeClinton's oft-sampled "Atomic Dog" for "Pumps and a Bump". No word on whether they got their own moola, though.
* SignatureSong: "U Can't Touch This," although "Too Legit" is fondly remembered by fans as well.
**
well. The latter is still played at every Oakland A's home game, complete with the hand gestures displayed on the scoreboard.
6th Oct '15 4:20:23 PM JamesAustin
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* NeverLiveItDown: From the tv show ''Series/{{Leverage}}'':
-->'''Parker:''' Who ripped out the toilets?
-->'''Hardison:''' This was an IRS foreclosure. I got it cheap.
-->'''Eliot:''' IRS doesn't take toilets.
-->'''Hardison:''' They do when they're solid gold. Heard this used to be MC Hammer's place. I guess you can touch this, with a SWAT team and a federal warrant.

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* NeverLiveItDown: MC Hammer's name has become synonymous with bankruptcy and ConspicuousConsumption. From the tv show TV series ''Series/{{Leverage}}'':
-->'''Parker:''' Who ripped out the toilets?
-->'''Hardison:'''
toilets?\\
'''Hardison:'''
This was an IRS foreclosure. I got it cheap. \n-->'''Eliot:''' \\
'''Eliot:'''
IRS doesn't take toilets.
-->'''Hardison:'''
toilets.\\
'''Hardison:'''
They do when they're solid gold. Heard this used to be MC Hammer's place. I guess you can touch this, with a SWAT team and a federal warrant.
29th Aug '15 8:35:19 PM Kingault
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* [[WereStillRelevantDammit I'm Still Relevant, Dammit!]]: ''The Funky Headhunter'', in which Hammer responded to the many shots taken at him by from the newly-popular GangstaRap school by basically saying, hey, I'm down with this DarkerAndEdgier thing, too. It sold but it didn't impress the gangsta crowd ''one bit''.

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* [[WereStillRelevantDammit I'm Still Relevant, Dammit!]]: ''The Funky Headhunter'', in which Hammer responded to the many shots taken at him by from the newly-popular GangstaRap school by basically saying, hey, I'm down with this DarkerAndEdgier thing, too. It sold sold, but it didn't impress the gangsta crowd ''one bit''.
28th Jul '15 11:27:48 PM MechWarrior
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[{{Music/Psy}} Best. Mashup.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck6i3HtktaY Ever.]]


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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: [[{{Music/Psy}} Best. Mashup.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck6i3HtktaY Ever.]]
11th Jul '15 11:57:33 AM wyattte
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[{{Music/Psy}} Best. Mashup.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlUyF6q0zKg Ever.]]

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[{{Music/Psy}} Best. Mashup.]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlUyF6q0zKg com/watch?v=ck6i3HtktaY Ever.]]
21st Feb '14 11:16:55 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* {{Padding}}: In addition to the [[SampledUp constant sampling]] as opposed to rapping to original beats, the other criticism laid heavily on Hammer was the constant repetition of his songs' choruses. This usually happened as his music videos were very long, and the album versions usually matched that length as opposed to being trimmed. This is exceptionally noticeable in "2 Legit 2 Quit", in which the chorus of "Too legit, too legit to quit" is played over the final ''three and a half minutes'' of the song without any lyrics from Hammer; this is fine in the music video, where there's a ton of athlete cameos popping up in the meantime, but it can drone on for someone listening to the single on its own.

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* {{Padding}}: In addition to the [[SampledUp constant sampling]] as opposed to rapping to original beats, the other criticism laid heavily on Hammer was the constant repetition of his songs' choruses. This usually happened as his music videos were very long, and the album versions usually matched that length as opposed to being trimmed. This is exceptionally noticeable in "2 Legit 2 Quit", in which the chorus of "Too legit, too legit to quit" is played over the final ''three ''two and a half minutes'' of the song without any lyrics from Hammer; this is fine in the music video, where there's a ton of athlete cameos popping up in the meantime, but it can drone on for someone listening to the single on its own.
14th Feb '14 8:30:15 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* {{Padding}}: In addition to the [[SampledUp constant sampling]] as opposed to rapping to original beats, the other criticism laid heavily on Hammer was the constant repetition of his songs' choruses. This usually happened as his music videos were very long, and the album versions usually matched that length as opposed to being trimmed. This is exceptionally noticeable in "2 Legit 2 Quit", in which the chorus of "Too legit, too legit to quit" is played over the final ''three and a half minutes'' of the song without any lyrics from Hammer; this is fine in the music video, where there's a ton of athlete cameos popping up in the meantime, but it can drone on for someone listening to the single on its own.
14th Feb '14 8:22:33 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* SignatureSong: "U Can't Touch This," although "Too Legit" is fondly remembered by fans as well.

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* SignatureSong: "U Can't Touch This," although "Too Legit" is fondly remembered by fans as well.well.
** The latter is still played at every Oakland A's home game, complete with the hand gestures displayed on the scoreboard.
23rd Jan '14 3:50:12 AM SomewhatMisleading
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The only reason the majority of music-lovers ever heard of Rick James' "Super Freak" was because of the lawsuit Rick James filed against MC Hammer for the use of the song's EpicRiff.
** The majority of music-lovers under the age of 10 at the time, perhaps. "Super Freak" had been as much of an EarWorm in the early '80s as "Can't Touch This" was in its time.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The only reason the majority of music-lovers many younger people ever heard of Rick James' "Super Freak" was because of the lawsuit Rick James filed against MC Hammer for the use of the song's EpicRiff.
** The majority of music-lovers under the age of 10 at the time, perhaps. "Super Freak" had been as much of an EarWorm in the early '80s as "Can't Touch This" was in its time.
EpicRiff.
22nd Dec '13 10:20:03 AM DanielCase
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* [[WereStillRelevantDammit I'm Still Relevant, Dammit!]]: ''The Funky Headhunter'', in which Hammer responded to the many shots taken at him by from the newly-popular GangstaRap school by basically saying, hey, I'm down with this DarkerAndEdgier thing, too. It sold but it didn't impress the gangsta crowd ''one bit''.
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