Stop! Hammer time! MC Hammer rose to fame and helped put rap on the map in the early 1990s. Then he fell from grace almost as fast,...

Rumors have been running rampant across celebrity gossip sites this week that MC Hammer is dead. Well, we're pleased to report that Hammer's time has not come.

Apparently, the rapper, whose real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, is very much alive. His rep says someone else named Stanley Burrell died in the recent past, and rumors spread like wildfire confusing the two.

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MC Hammer Biography

MC Hammer Time!
Stop! Hammer time! MC Hammer rose to fame and helped put rap on the map in the early 1990s. Then he fell from grace almost as fast,... More »
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