Black History Month Great Black Person #1 of 28:
Some people like the daytime, some like nighttime, but my favorite part of the day is Hammer Time. Sure, sunrises and sunsets are nice, but Hammer Time is a time, uh, you can't touch. My my my mind has trouble grasping what life was like before MC Hammer introduced the world to Hammer Time. It must have been a very desolate place back then, full of people roaming around wondering what they could and could not touch. Lucky for us, Hammer recognized that dreary reality and saw the need to break it down. Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Oh-oh! Oh! Stop. Hammock time. Seriously though, MC Hammer is a hip/hop pioneer; he churned out catchy jams that transcended race and invented revolutionary dance moves that might have transcended race too if white people could dance a little better. No matter, Stanley "Hammer" Burrell is a role model who reminds us that we can do anything we put our minds to, whether that be singing, dancing, wearing parachute pants, becoming an ordained minister, or even declaring bankruptcy. So thanks for the memories Hammer... you're 2 legit 2 quit.