Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage name MC Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, spokesman and actor. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s until the mid-1990s. Remembered for a rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for his hit records (such as 'U Can't Touch This' and '2 Legit 2 Quit'), flamboyant dance movements and trademark Hammer pants. Hammer's superstar-status made him a household name and hip hop icon. He has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Burrell also became a preacher during the late 1990s, is a record label CEO, was a television show host and dance judge, and was co-creator of a dance website called DanceJam.
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