It’s Hammer time. MC Hammer has changed his name to King Hammer and released a new video for a song called “Better Run Run.” So who should be running? Jay-Z. Apparently, Hova alluded to Hammer’s money trouble on the Kanye track, “So Appalled.” And this is Hammer’s response. Sample lyrics: “Devil said, ‘Imma give you the world’ / ‘I’ll take it, plus give me a girl’ / ‘Mr. Devil, can you give me a sign’ / He said, ‘Throw the Roc up, that’s one of mine.’” Yowch. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
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Back in fourth grade, for whatever reason, I frequently would daydream in class about being a grownup with two kids—their father would be my crush of the year, Justin Coffee. In this fantasy, I’d sit them down by the CD player and reveal to them the amazing music I had listened to when I was a kid, the way my parents had done for me with the Beatles and Bob Marley. The albums I was planning to blow their minds with? MC Hammer‘s Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em and Vanilla Ice‘s To The Extreme. So I was pretty pumped last February when Rolling Stone announced that the two musical gods of 1990 would be reuniting for a one-time show, complete with 24 backup dancers and a choir. The show was in Utah and I prayed it would become a tour. In June, it looked like it might when the duo announced an Idaho date. Only, it was canceled. It was rescheduled—but this week, it was canceled for a second time. No! Both artists’ managers say the issue was that the promoter did not honor the contract, and that they are still very open to doing shows together. Will someone please, please, please book them for New York soon? I’ll be front row. [Asylum] Keep reading »
Maybe there are a few gentleman out there sporting unisex trends like Ugg boots and Longchamps bags but a certain foreign import might be making the next big splash in unisex fashion: Drop-crotch pants. Shops like Zara, H&M and Topshop have already jumped on the drop-crotch pant bandwagon after the trend hit the streets of Europe.
I found that some of my craftier, fashion pioneer friends were making their pants from MC Hammer Pants Simplicity patterns or getting them custom made. Unlike the Hammer pants, the sides on these genie-like thingies don’t billow out but cling instead and taper at the ankles. Despite its clear flaws, it does have benefits like elongating your torso and letting ones package breathe. The jury is still out on whether these will be hipster cool or just plain weird. I don’t know girls, is it time to let your man drop-crotch it like its hot? [$44 Topshop] Keep reading »