MC Hammer Kicks Off His First Tour In 28 Years
According to a report from the San Francisco Gate, the California artist, MC Hammer, has announced his first tour in almost thirty years. The "U Can't Touch This" rapper released a tweet earlier today, revealing the unexpected tour.
The star first came to prominence with tracks like the aforementioned, "U Can't Touch This," which became a cultural phenomenon since its release. MC Hammer took to his Twitter to announce his Hammer House Party tour, which will start in Florida.
Clearly, the party has a 90s theme, like other big-name acts from that era will also be present, including The Funky Bunch without Hollywood sensation, Mark Wahlberg, Doug E. Fresh, 2 Live Crew, and Biz Markie.
Moreover, fans that attend the Lincoln event will get to see the "This Is How We Do It" artist, Montell Jordan, who had one of the biggest songs of 1996, although, it ended up being a one-hit wonder.
As it was noted above, it was MC Hammer's third record, Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em that made him one of the biggest stars of the 90s. The album stayed on the Billboard R&B and Hip-Hop chart for a little over 7 months. It was also the first hip-hop record to get a nomination at the Grammys.
Three decades later, MC Hammer still holds the record for the longest amount of time spent on the Billboard albums chart as well as the highest selling rap album.
Now that rap and hip-hop music has become the dominant genre on the Billboard charts in the last 5 years, it's unclear how long MC Hammer will hold the distinction as having the highest-earning hip-hop record of all time
Despite his massive success, MC Hammer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1996 due to lavish spending and other expenses. In 2011, the US government filed a lawsuit against Mr. Hammer, claiming that he owed for the years 1996 and 1997.
MC Hammer has spoken about his troubles in the past, including on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and with Ebony Magazine. Furthermore, Hammer's financial troubles became somewhat of an inside joke regarding the, sometimes, tragically ironic misfortunes of fame.