MC Hammer: Pumps and a Bump – Rap Critic

I… don’t know who told him this was a good idea…

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  1. TragicGuineaPig

    I agree with you. Most of my friends that were into Hip Hop at that time did dis Hammer a lot, largely because he did push a fun-loving entertainer, and they saw that as contradictory to “real” Hip Hop. (Never mind that, prior to the late 80s-early 90s, Hip Hop WAS basically just fun-loving dance music; keep in mind this genre gave us The Fat Boys, Whodini, Tone Loc, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, and Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince). Me, I felt that they should have acknowledge that he wasn’t going the same route as the rest of Hip Hop, that if all he wanted to do was entertain, they should respect him for doing just that.

    And so I agree with you: his real selling out came when he ditched what was working for him and tried to go Gangsta. It wasn’t really him, and he should have just stuck with the bubblegum style.

  2. Hey! Some rap I like. 🧀 ^.^ … Not including this… uh reboot song?

  3. I remember Can’t Touch This was everywhere, it totally crossed over to mainstream white audiences and was in a lot of movies. Pray also got radio play across the board. I always thought 2 Legit 2 Quit was the end of his career because it was so terrible…I don’t even remember his attempt to transition into a 90’s style rapper.

  4. I personally actually wish that fun rap could come back. It’s more what I like.

    I liked Thrift Shop because of that aspect.

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