MC Hammer

MC Hammer in 2008, photo by Starfrenzy/

Birth Name: Stanley Kirk Burrell

Place of Birth: Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 30, 1962

Ethnicity: African-American

MC Hammer is an American hip-hop recording artist, dancer, entrepreneur, celebrity spokesperson, and actor. He is known for his songs “U Can’t Touch This,” “2 Legit 2 Quit,” and “Pumps and a Bump,” and as an innovator of pop rap. He has also been billed as M.C. Hammer, Hammer, Hammerman, Hammertime, King Hammer, Kirk Burrell, K.B., and Holy Ghost Boy. He has also started a Christian ministry.

MC Hammer is the son of Betty (Henderson), a secretary, and Lewis Burrell, a professional poker player, gambling casino manager, and warehouse supervisor. He was raised in East Oakland. He is married to Stephanie, with whom he has five children.


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1 Response

  1. madman says:

    MC is the son of Betty D. (Henderson) and Lewis E. Burrell.

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