* OldShame: Yes, Mr. Hammer was a ChickMagnet, and his style of dress and dance was popular with guys (and other singers) for a while.
* OneHitWonder: Retroactively, he is only remembered for "U Can't Touch This", even though he had six top 40 hits. Most of those other hits are forgotten these days, except maybe "Too Legit to Quit".
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: "Pumps and a Bump", the song that was ultimately the CreatorKiller for him, had 2 music videos - the official one (which showed him dancing in a zebra stripe thong at a party) and a second one (Which showed him and some backup dancers wearing black Atlanta Falcons jerseys). WebVideo/TheRapCritic speculates that had the latter been the official one, it would've aged better, noting that the song itself isn't bad, but the music video makes it impossible to take the song (and, by extension, Hammer) seriously.
** Prior to the rise of Gangsta Rap, he was actually seen as rap's possible answer to Music/MichaelJackson simply because of the energy he put into his shows. Odds are that had he not changed his style, or at the very least, adapted better, he might've stuck around longer (at the very least, he would've faired better in the long run).