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MC Hammer: Let's Get It Started (Capitol); DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip: Masters Of The Rhythm (Phonogram)

Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 27 January 1990

THE FIRST general rule of hip-hop is that most albums contain a couple of killer club cuts and a dozen cardboard fillers. Just to be ...

Hammer delivers several sharp hits

Interview by Steve Turner, The Times, 4 September 1990

Steve Turner talks to MC Hammer, whose rap album has topped the US charts for 13 weeks ...

Hooked on Rap

Comment by David Toop, The Face, January 1991

David Toop on the rise of Hammer and Ice ...

MC Hammer: Hammering pop peace and Pepsi

Profile by Bruce Dessau, The Guardian, 2 May 1991

IF ANYONE was still sceptical about the mainstream of rap, a quick glance at MC Hammer's considerable commercial achievements will soon put them right. His ...

MC Hammer: NEC, Birmingham

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 4 May 1991

Hammered home: Adam Sweeting sees MC Hammer let the rap rip at the Birmingham NEC on a night of music and moralising ...

Trousers Of The Holy: All You Ever Wanted To Know About MC Hammer But Didn't Have The Time To Ask

Report and Interview by Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, 4 May 1991

His voluminous trews tell only part of the story. MC HAMMER may well be as huge as the cut of his keks saleswise, but at ...

MC Hammer: Me, Jesus and the President

Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 7 May 1991

Adam Sweeting is privy to a generous 15 minutes of MC Hammer's hard-earned fame ...

MC Hammer: NEC, Birmingham

Live Review by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 11 May 1991


MC Hammer

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Stanley Burrell, 30 March 1962, Oakland, California, USA ...

Capitol at 75

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Capitol 75' (Taschen), 2016

NOTE: Herewith the full "director's cut" version of the historical essay I contributed to the spectacularly lavish Taschen book marking the 75th anniversary of West ...


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