Music Birthday: MC Hammer

🔊🥳Today, March 30, 1963, MC Hammer was born Stanley Kirk Burrell in Oakland, California. His seminal single ‘U Can’t Touch This’ earned gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America in August 2005. Released in October 1996, the song still has a nostalgic effect on fans. ‘U Can’t Touch This’ famously samples Rick James’s ‘Super Freak,’ and has since been sampled in more than 40 other songs. Some of the standout homages have been Big Sean’s ‘Dance (Ass),’ Jay-Z’s ‘Kingdom Come,’ and Far East Movement’s ‘Like a G6.’

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