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MC Hammer

  • Let's Get It Started [Capitol, 1988] C+
  • Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em [Capitol, 1990] Choice Cuts

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Let's Get It Started [Capitol, 1988]
If EPMD's surprise rise was a revelation, the unheralded progress of this Bay Area rapper up the black album chart is a story in the trades. With his stolid boasts, heavy beats, and circumspect samples, he sounds like D.M.C. gone solo, but he's also got a local base, some new jack steps, and a video. In short, he's a pro as in product--already. C+

Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em [Capitol, 1990]
"U Can't Touch This" Choice Cuts