MC Hammer is a diligent American rapper and songwriter as well as a fabulous dancer. MC Hammer earned a lot of popularity throughout his career but one of the breakthroughs of his career was that he achieved diamond status for his album. He was the first hip-hop artist who earned this diamond status.
As of 2023, MC Hammer's net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Given Name||Stanley Kirk Burrell|
|Famous Name||MC Hammer|
|Source(s) of Fame||Rapper, Dancer, Entrepreneur|
|Date of Birth||March 30, 1962|
|Place of Birth||Oakland, California, USA|
|Relationships||Married, Stephanie Fuller,|
Stanley Kirk Burrell, famously known as MC Hammer was born on the 30th of March, 1962 in Oakland, California, USA. His father’s name was Lewis Burrell, he worked as a warehouse supervisor for many years. Hammer’s family’s life got nearly ruined due to gambling done by his father as he was a professional poker player.
The eight children along with Hammer were raised by their mother alone and they spent the early ages of their lives in poverty.
Outside the Oakland Coliseum parking lot, the 11 years old Hammer used to sell stray baseballs. He also danced at that place supported by a beatboxer.
MC Hammer was hired as a batboy by Oakland Athletics baseball team owner, Charles O Finney as he had seen him dancing outside the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
MC Hammer received his high school education from Castlemont High School in Oakland. Before starting his rap career, he served in the Navy for almost 3 years.
Before the start of his professional music career, Hammer formed a Christian Rap Music Group along with a famous singer Job Gibson. This musical group was named Holy Ghost Boys. Hammer also got featured in the song, The Wall.
MC Hammer released his debut album Feel My Power in 1987 produced by Felton Pilate under his own label in which he produced the song Son of the King.
Oaktown’s 3.5.7, James Greer, The Stooge Playaz, Ho Frat Hoo!, Analise, and Common Unity are some of the new talents introduced through MC Hammer’s record labels including Bust It Records, Full Blast, and Oaktown Records.
Now, again talking about his first released album Feel My Power, some famous tracks of this album include Ring ‘Em, Let’s Get It Started, The Thrill Is Gone, and I Can Make It Better. The single from this album, Ring ‘Em gained an ample amount of popularity.
His first album was re-issued in 1988 when Hammer signed to Capitol Records. The revised version of Feel My Power sold over 2 million copies making it his best-selling rap album.
MC Hammer released his third album Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em in 1990. This album was released under the labels of Capitol Records and EMI Records. The tracks of this album include U Can’t Touch This, Dancin’ Machine, Here Comes the Hammer, Have You Seen Her, Pray, She’s Soft and Wet, and many others.
All the songs from this album earned massive popularity and made it the first hip-hop album to achieve diamond status. The song U Can’t Touch was a signature song of this album.
In addition to this, MC Hammer worked in his movie named Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em: The Movie (1990). Hammer received a Grammy Award for this project. The movie featured the story of a rapper who defeats a drug lord using children while returning to his hometown.
MC Hammer released his fourth studio album, 2 Legit 2 Quit in 1991. It was also his greatest commercial success with a sales of more than five million copies. The tracks of this album include Good To Go, Do Not Pass Me By, 2 Legit 2 Quit, This Is the Way We Roll, and several more.
Hammer’s fifth studio album was released in 1994 and named The Funky Headhunter. This album was released under the labels Giant Records and Reprise Records. Tracks for this album include It’s All That, Don’t Stop, Oaktown, Pumps and a Bump, Help Lord (Won’t You Come), The Funky Headhunter, and various others. This album got second place on the R&B Charts.
Some of his other albums and compilations include Inside Out (1995), Greatest Hits (1996), Family Affair (1998), Back 2 Back Hits (1998), The Hits (2000), Active Duty (2001), Full Blast (2004), Look Look Look (2006), and a few more.
Hammer is a great record producer along with the best dancer and rapper. He has appeared in many television shows and TV commercials throughout his career. Hammer starred in Hammerman, a morning cartoon in 1991. MC Hammer was the dance judge on the reality show, Dance Fever in 2003.
He is also the co-founder of the dance website DanceJam.com and also ran his reality show Hammertime in 2009. Hammer can also be seen in the music videos of his several songs showing his flamboyant dance techniques. He also innovated the idea of pop-rap. His estimated net worth is $2 million.
MC Hammer’s wife is Stephanie Fuller and they got married on the 21st of December in 1985. The couple has 5 children named Jeremiah Burrell, Samuel Burrell, Sarah Burrell, A’Keiba Burrell, and Stanley Burrell Jr.
There isn’t any past relationship or dating history of MC Hammer.
Born Stanley Kirk Burrell, MC Hammer is extremely active on various social media platforms. He has 297 thousand followers on Instagram, 336 thousand on Facebook, 3.2 million on Twitter, and 3.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
MC Hammer is the recipient of numerous awards in various award shows for his outstanding performances throughout his music career. MC earned American Music Award for favorite rap/hip-hop artist, two times in 1990 and one time again in 1991.
In 1990, he won the VMA Awards for best dance video and another for the best rap video. MC Hammer was also the recipient of Grammy Awards in 1991, in the category of best rap solo performance for the song ‘U Can’t Touch This.
Other achievements of MC Hammer include the Razzie Award (1992) and the Soul Train Award (1991,1992) in the categories of best music video and some others.
He also got nominated several times for various awards including Grammy Award, MTV Movie Award, Soul Train Award, and a few more.
Hammer pants were popularized by Hammer. These pants are specifically customized for hip-hop dancing. Hammer usually wore those pants during his concerts and music videos.
Besides being a rap artist and his hip-hop dancing career, MC Hammer has invested in many tech companies along with having his own record label. He has invested in numerous tech start-up companies including Youtube and Twitter.
Before Hammer filed bankruptcy, It was reported that Hammer was listed among Forbes’s list of highest-paid entertainers with a net worth of $33 million. It was during the peak of his career, that MC Hammer spent his money extravagantly.
He purchased dozens of luxury sports cars, a private jet, 21 racehorses, and a helicopter also. He also spent a huge amount of $30 million on a property in Fremont, California which was later sold for $5.3 million. Hammer also hired 200 people and spent massively on this and some other personal luxuries.
MC Hammer filed for bankruptcy in 1996. It was reported that had not cleared some debts which he was struggling to pay. Almost all of his assets were taken by the court, after declaring bankruptcy.
MC Hammer is a fabulous rap artist and an excellent hip-hop dancer. He has risen to popularity since the mid 90’s with a huge net worth of around $33 million. At this time, his net worth is valued to be around $2 million.