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MC Hammer

Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage name M.C. Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American rapper, entertainer, business entrepreneur, dancer and actor. He was commercially most popular during the late 1980s until the mid-1990s. Remembered for a rapid rise to fame before losing the majority of his fortune, Hammer is also known for his hit records, including "U Can't Touch This", flamboyant dance techniques and trademark Hammer pants. Hammer's superstar-status made him a household name and pop icon. He has sold more than 50 million records worldwide, demonstrating hip hop's potential for mass market success.

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MC Hammer -- The IRS Is Too Illegit To Quit

MC Hammer
The IRS Is Too Illegit To Quit

MC Hammer says the IRS is shamefully out to get him ... belatedly demanding penalties on taxes he fully paid 7 years ago.Hammer famously went belly up in 1996 -- declaring bankruptcy and in the… READ MORE >

IRS to MC Hammer -- We're Too Legit To Quit ... You Owe $800K In Back Taxes

IRS to MC Hammer
We're 2 Legit 2 Quit ... Pay Your $800K in Back Taxes

MC Hammer just got touched in a big way by Uncle Sam ... for failing to pay almost $800K in back taxes ... according to court documents obtained by TMZ.The Feds sued Hammer,… READ MORE >

- 258 days ago
Insane Clown Posse to GQ Magazine -- How DARE You Call Us the Worst Rappers Ever

Insane Clown Posse to GQ
SCREW YOU How DARE You Call Us the Worst Rappers Ever???

You don't diss Insane Clown Posse and get away with it -- at least that's the lesson the rappers are teaching GQ Magazine for calling 'em the worst rappers of all time ... telling TMZ, GQ's… READ MORE >

- 407 days ago
MC Hammer -- Arrested for Obstruction, But Claims Profiling

MC Hammer
Arrested for Obstruction, But Claims Profiling

MC Hammer was arrested yesterday for obstructing an officer, but he paints a story of racial profiling by the police ... claiming an officer pulled out his gun and randomly asked him, "Are you on… READ MORE >

- 545 days ago
MC Hammer vs. Psy: Who'd You Rather?

MC Hammer vs. Psy
Who'd You Rather?

Proving they're too legit to quit, MC Hammer resurfaced to perform with "Gangnam Style" sensation Psy at the American Music Awards on Sunday.Question is ...More Who'd You Rather? Robert Pattinson… READ MORE >

- 642 days ago
MC Hammer to Uncle Sam -- I Don't Owe You Anything!

MC Hammer to Uncle Sam
I Don't Owe You Anything!

Not too many people fight back when the U.S. Government comes after them for money -- but MC Hammer is not most people ... so he's standing up to The Man.As TMZ first reported, the government… READ MORE >

- 972 days ago
Uncle Sam to MC Hammer -- Pay Me My $700,000 in Taxes!

Uncle Sam to MC Hammer
Pay Me My $700,000 in Taxes!

The U.S. government isn't letting MC Hammer off the hook for the $779,585 it claims the rapper owes in back taxes -- and has now filed a lawsuit against the rapper and his wife ... to… READ MORE >

- 985 days ago
MC Hammer -- TMZ PHOTO CAPTION-O-RAMA!! (We Have a Winner!)

MC Hammer
TMZ PHOTO CAPTION-O-RAMA! (We Have a Winner!)

12:17 PM PST -- WE HAVE A WINNER!!! Congrats to Paul Lee for the winning caption: "Hey superstar! Enough with the pictures, those tables aren't going to bus themselves."Paul gets a couple of TMZ… READ MORE >

- 991 days ago
MC Hammer Defeats Juggalos w/ Mesmerizing Dance Moves

MC HAMMER
Defeats Juggalos with MESMERIZING Dance Moves

MC Hammer did TWO incredible things at the Gathering of Juggalos festival in Illinois last night -- first, he wasn't killed ... and second, HE DID THE HAMMER DANCE!!!!!!!! Hammer gyrated the hell… READ MORE >

- 1106 days ago
MC Hammer -- When Insane Clowns Attack

MC Hammer
When Insane Clowns Attack

MC Hammer has a better chance of surviving the apocalypse than the Insane Clown Posse's annual Gathering of the Juggalos. So pay attention Hammer ... if you want to LIVE! Check out TMZ on TV --… READ MORE >

- 1172 days ago

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