Today In Hip-Hop: MC Hammer Drops ‘Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em’

On this day, Feb. 12, in hip-hop history... 1990: Today marks the 25th anniversary of MC Hammer's third album, Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em. Spearheaded by Hammer's most successful single, "U Can't Touch This," Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em was the number one album for 21 weeks on the Billboard Hot 200 in 1990. Hammer's bouncy, new jack swing style of hip-hop helped to popularize the genre on TV, especially when the Oakland, CA rapper incorporated his signature dance moves into the videos. "U Can't Touch This" was the lead single on the LP followed by "Have You Seen Her" and ...

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