Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Hammer don't play that

According to Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story:
- MC Hammer and the owner of the Oakland A's were tight friends.
- MC Hammer used to rap while preaching. His wife told him he should start making music if that is what he wants to do most.
- MC Hammer recorded his first album in what looked like a wet suit.
- MC Hammer, while a bat boy for the aforementioned A's, said God told him he was going to be big-time during a three-run homer.
- MC Hammer was with Tupac the night he got shot, but sensed something sinister and decided to stay in for the night. Hammer could've been hurt that night.
- MC Hammer recorded a song that repeatedly said, "We like girls with pumps and a bump, pumps and a bump, pumps and a bump!"
- During the video for the song mentioned above, MC Hammer was wearing a speedo.
- Said video was recorded at MC Hammer's house.

19 comments:

lisa said...

i also want to point out that (according to the show) the creation of "hammer-pants" came about as a pracical/logical solution to pants that were too tight to dance effectively in. hammer's wife whipped them up one night before going to a club. i thought that was pretty amazing.

sugarcube said...

To add to that, when Hammer walked into the club that night, a lot of his fellow club-goers shouted things like, "Hey, man, you got somethin' in your pants!"
If only they knew that they were seeing history...

k tron said...

i bet those pants took exactly one hour to make.

f*bomb. said...

Please. EVERYONE likes girls in pumps and a bump.

sugarcube said...

Now they do, but before 1996 it was unheard of.

Damian said...

some of those items are half truths.

Sherpa said...

MC Hammer is the new Chuck Norris...Or the Forrest Gump of the past 25 years...

B. said...

The pumps and a bump scene is priceless.

sugarcube said...

Damian- If you've got something to say, say it to my face.

SJ said...

Reminds me of Poulains, which, if you've read the latest Mental Floss, were invented to help (ahem) small men look bigger.

Catholic officials said the plagued was retribution for their popularity.

Perhaps MC's dissappearance from "the scene" was retribution for those pants.

lisa said...

kristin,
i believe they were "one-hour pants". otherwise, she wouldn't have been able to make them in time for him to go to the club that night.

if you're interested, i have the pattern. (or did you borrow it?)

Carmen said...

I had a pair of pants like Hammer's. No sh**.

Great story, regardless of it's accuracy, although Shuga isn't prone to elaborations....

nathaniel said...

when is lisa going to start a blog already?

Carmen said...

Where are the puppets we were sewing that one time Lisa? I want my "charity" puppet to wear Hammer-pants.

lisa said...

yes, come make your charity puppet some hammer-pants! i think the tiny size will only take 1/2 hour! plus, i think those poor kids in ecuador or wherever will REALLY get a kick out of it!

sugarcube said...

I can't see Lisa as a blogger.

SJ- Do you subscribe to Mental Floss? What do you do with your old copies?

Jefe said...

I think your title should have been...


MC Hammer, "you can't touch this" but you know whatever.

As far as the hammer pants goes, that is a by gone fad never to return, thank goodness boys are now wearing girl pants instead...VIVAL LA EMO KIDS!

Mike said...

whatev jefe, I'm bringin the hammer pants back


cause I'm too fat for girl pants.

Jefe said...

Mike, I will support that!