Trivia: MC Hammer

  • Meaningful Name: When Burrell worked as a batboy for the Oakland A's, Reggie Jackson nicknamed him "Hammer" due to Burrell's resemblance to a young Hammerin' Hank Aaron.
  • Never Live It Down: MC Hammer's name has become synonymous with bankruptcy and conspicuous consumptions.
  • Old Shame: Yes, Mr. Hammer was a Chick Magnet, and his style of dress and dance was popular with guys (and other singers) for a while.
  • One-Hit Wonder: 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".