Today In Hip-Hop: MC Hammer’s “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em” Goes Diamond

On this day, April 15th, in hip-hop history... 1991: MC Hammer's third album Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em reaches Diamond status. Armed with the singles "Have You Seen Her" and "U Can't Touch This," Hammer's album quickly became a commercial success after its release in February 1990. It spent 21 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned an accompanying film of the same name, in which Hammer returns to his hometown and defeats a local drug lord. Since its release, Hammer's album has become a staple of pop culture, with "U Can't Touch This" being used and parodied in ...

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