Despite the Internet being free and history providing all the necessary lessons, millennial and Gen Z Hip-Hop fans still find ways to question the credentials of certified OGs. One such person is getting a grand lesson that Hammer, also known as MC Hammer, was about that action in those streets despite his dance-friendly music and image.
Anthony Duckett of Houston’s Apollo Media team posted a tweet that featured an image of Hammer standing alongside Suge Knight, Snoop Dogg, and the late Tupac “2Pac” Shakur. The tweet caption reads, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone more out of place than Hammer was in this photo lol,” prompting a flurry of “well, actually” responses from those who know the real.
Duckett bravely left the tweet up to live and be dissected by all sorts of folks, and he even questioned why folks were angry with him. Just to be clear, we’re not angry with the brother, we’re just reporting the facts. However, Twitter is sharing all the facts about Hammer’s infamous hood ties at will, including videos from his Oakland peers such as Too Short and Redman, who said he was made to apologize to Hammer after dissing the rapper’s mother.
As many people noted after perusing the image Duckett posted, there was a universal agreement that Hammer may have been the most dangerous man in the flick. These days, Hammer is mellow and basking the glow of his weighty chart accomplishments and fairly recent commercial placements. That said, there was a time when Hammer wasn’t about the fun and games if he felt his name was disrespected.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone more out of place than Hammer was in this photo lol pic.twitter.com/eAYUuFzulM
— Anthony Duckett (@a_duckett) February 25, 2022
Check out the reactions below.
Internet been alive for 3 decades and folks still think Hammer is to be played with and Turn This Mutha Out is about some dancing? If I could ghostwrite a memoir of any performer in my lifetime, it would be of Hammer. “Please Hammer, don’t hurt em” is an actual uttered sentence.
— Fraud and Dem Said (@KieseLaymon) February 25, 2022
You think Hammer looks out of place because you don’t realize he’s actually the most dangerous man in this photo https://t.co/9iGNs7cwJx
— ashley yates (@brownblaze) February 25, 2022
— Splakavelli45 (@cluk45) February 25, 2022
Greatest trick devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. Don’t sleep, SKB is THE MOST gangsta mofo in this photo
— ahmir•quest• 5 letters only (@questlove) February 25, 2022
Hammer is the most gangsta person in that pic
If you think MC Hammer was so “soft”, why didn’t anyone diss him during the “gangsta” rap era https://t.co/EXPY04hjZv
— P. Prefers Country Pleasin Over Conecuh (@chillin662) February 25, 2022
Lmao Too short got asked about Hammer putting $50k on MC serch head and Too short said he didnt believe it bc Hammer could get anybody touched for free
— Trill Withers (@TylerIAm) February 25, 2022
Say you’re unfamiliar with MC Hammer without saying you’re unfamiliar with MC Hammer
— #DTWD (@J_Ran85) February 25, 2022
Naw. Hammer is legit
— Forever Trill (@mccauley713) February 25, 2022
I know that guy is probably way past annoyed at the responses to his MC Hammer tweet but it was really nice to have some renewed appreciation for one of our legends. Hammer got to have a Black History Month moment!
— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) February 25, 2022
I still watch myself on MC Hammer jokes cause he’ll get in contact with you and ask what the problem is
— MonsterKing (@CerromeRussell) February 25, 2022
Then you don’t know Hammer, bro. At all. https://t.co/h82YQ7r049
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) February 25, 2022