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Hooked on Rap

Comment by David Toop, The Face, January 1991

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

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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