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Please Hammer Don't Hurt Em

HammerAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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listen  2. U Can't Touch This 4:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  4. Yo!! Sweetness 4:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  6. On Your Face 4:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Dancin' Machine 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Pray 5:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Crime Story 5:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. She's Soft And Wet 3:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen13. Work This 5:03$1.29  Buy MP3 


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  • Audio CD (February 2, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002UVD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,774 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In hip-hop, respect is like currency, and by the mid-'90s MC Hammer was as bereft of props as he was of cash. But there was a short period in the early '90s when every clock in the land read "Hammer time," and truth be told, he was the artist who introduced a lot of kids to hip-hop and its many possibilities. The driving force behind Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, of course, is the irrepressible single "U Can't Touch This," built on the central riff from Rick James's immortal "Super Freak." Hammer also scored with album cuts "Here Comes the Hammer," "Have You Seen Her," and "Pray," but after that, it was a short trip from Benzes to VH1's Behind the Music. --Daniel Durchholz

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In hip-hop, respect is like currency, and by the mid-'90s MC Hammer was as bereft of props as he was of cash. But there was a short period in the early '90s when every clock in the land read "Hammer time," and truth be told, he was the artist who introduced a lot of kids to hip-hop and its many possibilities. The driving force behind Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, of course, is the irrepressible single "U Can't Touch This," built on the central riff from Rick James's immortal "Super Freak." Hammer also scored with album cuts "Here Comes the Hammer," "Have You Seen Her," and "Pray," but after that, it was a short trip from Benzes to VH1's Behind the Music. --Daniel Durchholz

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Album that launched Hammer to mega-stardom February 3, 2003
Format:Audio CD
MC Hammer (and later, just Hammer) was one of those musical performers who can be likened to a shooting star. He burned brightly for a brief moment and then flamed out. Unlike other performers who had this fate befall them, Hammer's disappearance was not because of drug problems or any violent criminal issues. He simply stopped making good music. Yet, for the brief period he was on top, he was among the brightest of the stars in the musical sky.

"Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em" was his second album, but the first to truly make an impact on the music charts. "Can't Touch This", a rap-dance track that borrowed liberally from funkmeister Rick James' hit "Super Freak", ignited the frenzy of fans clamoring to hear his music on the radio and in clubs. He continued to churn out hits with his remake of the Chi-Lites "Have You Seen Her" and with his 'signature' tune "Here Comes the Hammer" (The 'signature' tune being a device employed by many rappers in the late 80's and early 90's to announce their arrival on the hip-hop scene with in the form of a music track on their debut album. See Snoop Dogg's "Who Am I? (What's My Name?)" for a good example).

The best track off "Please Hammer..." is "Pray". It's an inspiring track based in Hammer's gospel tendencies and borrowing its beat from Prince's "When Dove Cry". It's a fun track to listen to and the accompanying video is Hammer at his best. It was the second major hit off this album and helped push Hammer into the stratosphere of musical stardom. His stay there may have been brief, but oh what a ride it was!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YO!! SWEETNESS July 27, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This Album is one of my favourites! Pure energy, dance, movin',
groovin',"Dancin, Dancin, HAMMER!!" I love it, and it's righteous too!! Some of the best artists like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and also MC HAMMER come straight out of the church, not staight outta Compton, and that's a good thing!
MC Hammer puts his gospel roots to good use in this doo-wop-um-bop classic. He speaks from the heart and does in his own righteous way. He spins, moves, shouts, raps and tears the house down! This album is one of the only albums that really gets me pumped and energized!! I cant really put a finger on what the music does, but it just gives me new energy.
Every song is great on this album.Here are my favourites,
U Cant touch this - Never overplayed, this song is tight!
Yo!! Sweetness - This song makes me want to shout HOOOOO!!!!!
On Your Face - This one is a gem. "Aint it funny that the way you feel shows on your face, and no matter how ya try to hide it, it'll state your case" That is so true.
DANCIN' MACINE - Forget about the Jacksons, this is the real thing!! I cant help listening to this song without groovin' on the spot! HAMMER!!!!!!!!!! Ughh!! love it!
Pray - This one is timeless! "Thats what we pray"
Crime Story - "Homeboy, You get no Glory!! And I aint givin em no proppers!!" Maybe all those studio gangsters should take a hint from the Hammer.......really!
She's Soft and Wet - Honest and straight to the point! We guys know what we want and Hammer is just bein real about it!
No song in history is as righteous and honest about this subject.
Most artists are just crude and vulgar when singin about it.
Work This - It took me a while to get into this one, but I really dig the energy in it!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Memories from a flash in the pan July 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD
So after I lost all of my CDs in a burglary, one of my friends helpfully thought to get my new music collection started with...MC Hammer! Popping it into the CD player reminded me why MC Hammer was super-cool for about a year and a half.

It's an uneven album. There are some great, if dated, songs on this album. "U Can't Touch This" really was good, and "Pray" has worn surprisingly well. On the other hand, some of the other songs, like "Crime Story" and "Have You Seen Her" are just plodding. And the album ends really weakly, with hardly any rapping on "Let's Go Deeper" and "Work This."

If you buy CDs for just one or two songs, there's some nostalgia value here, and you'll have the only car on the block with MC Hammer blasting out your windows. On the other hand, it's really not an album to listen to in its entirety, even if you're on a nostalgia trip.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Say what you want but this album's a classic... May 2, 2006
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Format:Audio CD
This album brings you back to a time where you didn't need to be shot 9 times to get a record deal, it was actually about skills and not many mcs could rock a flow and show the way MC Hammer could, that's why this album sold over 10 million albums,you

can't deny tracks like "U Can't Touch This", "Pray", "Black Is Black", "Can U See Her"and "Save The Children",

If you appreciate hip-hop music that's fun and has a message unlike a lot of the crap out today that promotes violence and negativity then this album's for you, buy this album and every other MC Hammer while you're at it, he's a legend, peace
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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The biggest idiocy is the belief that MC Hammer was a lame rapper who damaged Rap and its credibility.

It is because of MC Hammer that rappers are living in multi-million dollar mansions and driving around in Bentleys while their fans ride the bus. MC Hammer made Rap mainstream and acceptable. And it's this acceptability that has provided grand profit for all those involved--whether it be rappers or those behind the scene. You can preach about selling out, but the fact remains, if it weren't for making mainstream music, there would be no wealth attached.

Hammer was criticized for making rap accessible. He was criticized for making Pop Rap. He was criticized for doing commercials. He was criticized for dancing. He was criticized for keeping his music clean from vulgarity and misogyny. He was criticized for actually wanting to make a good living doing what he was doing. He was criticized for wanting to make Rap fun. He was criticized for starting a clothing line. He was critcized for acting. And he was criticized for not making white people fear him. Now, every single rapper has done at least some of these things, and nobody is saying anything.

But I guess the thing that angers me most is the continuous picking by people who think rappers should adhere to stupid rules about what it means to have street cred. No other genre of music is subjected to so much illogical and lame brained "unwritten rules" about how to behave in order to be accepted.

Rappers should be thanking MC Hammer, not criticizing him. He made Rap fun and enjoyable; and he is one of the only rappers I have genuine respect for. Please Hammer, Don't Hurt Em provided some great rap music. Period!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brought back so many good memories
Published 6 days ago by Mr. Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the buy!
This is by far MC Hammer's best album. This is when he was in his prime and cranked out this infectious hip hop filled with pop hooks. Great album to buy.
Published 14 months ago by dan
5.0 out of 5 stars No rapper since has been nearly a worldwide household name
Youngsters today absolutely have no clue whatsoever just how INSABELY successful MC Hammer was in the 90's
Hammer was the first MEGA superstar rapper, no disrespect to all the... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Brian W. Theisen
5.0 out of 5 stars Mc Hammer
i accidentaly ordered on tape, but i got it on cd already, quite decent and full of soul before he got inside the hard rap.
Published 16 months ago by David Hochman
5.0 out of 5 stars Hammer time
Come on you know this CD was huge when it came out. It is still a good listen after all these years.
Published 18 months ago by reviewinator
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to find
I got this for a buddy for Christmas kind of as a funny thing and I wasn't sure I would even find an un opened cassette tape but I did. Read more
Published 20 months ago by shousden
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Has Changed
This album was wack back in the day and it's still wack today. Not surprising. Now go ahead and vote that my review was not helpful.
Published on March 4, 2011 by B. Falcon
5.0 out of 5 stars MC Hammer
Michael Jackson's worst nightmare on a dance floor was:MC Hammer! Hammer destroyed the competition in the early nineties in the BET/dance categories. Read more
Published on July 25, 2010 by Mark J. House
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST RAPPER IN THE HISTORY OF RAP!
OMG!!!! HAMMER IS TEH BEST RAPPER IN EXISTENCE! SCREW NWA OR ALL THE CLASSICS! THESE SONGS HAVE DEEP BEAUTIFUL LYRICS AND ORIGINAL BEATS. Read more
Published on April 1, 2009 by Destitute
4.0 out of 5 stars Old memories???
This CD brings back old memories. Wish it had more older tunes but its still good
Published on March 29, 2009 by spottedwalker1
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