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Ohtani discovers MC Hammer after hitting 100th home run

This story was excerpted from Rhett Bollinger's Angels Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. When Shohei Ohtani was honored by his teammates in the clubhouse after hitting his 100th career home run on Saturday, he not only received the ball he hit for his milestone homer, but one that may or may not have been signed by musician and Oakland legend MC Hammer.
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Too $hort talks to Jalen Rose about his long legacy, Tupac and MC Hammer

If you were writing the hip-hop dictionary, this Bay Area legend would be responsible for a large portion it. And listening to Todd Shaw, also known as Too $hort, on this “Renaissance Man” episode is like taking in a history lecture on the rap culture and the slang that just rolls off the tongue today. He came around in the ’80s, when he planted seeds of inspiration that would manifest itself in the work of so many huge rappers like Snoop Dogg and Outkast. Naturally, his earliest influences came from New York City. “Right when I moved to Oakland, that’s when Sugar Hill...
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BIA Channels Kelis And MC Hammer In Her Colorful ‘Can’t Touch This’ Video

Riding the wave of the success of her viral hit “Whole Lotta Money,” Boston rapper BIA follows up with a new single, “Can’t Touch This,” from the recently released deluxe version of her debut album, For Certain. Produced by DJ Pharoah, IROCC, and London Jae, the single samples Kelis’ 2003 hit “Milkshake” while borrowing some lyrical inspiration from MC Hammer’s signature hit of the same name. The result is a confident, surprisingly smooth club anthem BIA used to assert her supremacy.
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Clock Radio Classic – MC Hammer – 2 Legit 2 Quit

I noticed ‘2 Legit 2 Quit’ turns 30-years-old this year. How ’bout that. forced smile emoji. So here is today’s 6:30a Clock Radio Classic. I always like to play this song every year at Hit The Road, Road America’s Walk/Run with the American Cancer Society. And I’m happy to see the event is scheduled to happen this fall on Saturday, November 6th. You can get more details and register here. Hope to see you there!
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Chart Rewind: In 1990, MC Hammer Nailed Down the No. 1 Spot on the Billboard 200

His third LP became the first hip-hop record nominated for an album of the year Grammy. On April 28, 1990, MC Hammer stutter-stepped to No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with his third LP, Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, thanks to the runaway success of its hit single "U Can't Touch This." The set ultimately spent 29 weeks in the coveted top spot.
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Digital Underground Singer Gregory Jacobs AKA Shock G And Humpty Hump Dead At 57 — MC Hammer, Ice T, More React

Digital Underground's Gregory Jacobs who performed as Shock G and Humpty Hump, died earlier this week aged 57. Jacobs' father, Edward Racker, confirmed the sad news to TMZ, and said his son was found dead in a hotel room in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday, April 22. His cause of death is unknown but Racker said authorities would carry out an autopsy.
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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/13/21: George Kirby, Francisco Lindor, and MC Hammer

Good morning everyone! Here’s the latest from around baseball. This should help the M’s make more money from their ownership of the network. Forbes did a special story on Braden Bishop and his charity work. Some video of George Kirby in camp. Around the league... Francisco Lindor is the topic...
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Australian scientist gets baby fish to bust a move to MC Hammer classic

What happens inside the brain of a baby zebrafish when you play MC Hammer’s timeless 1990 hip-hop track, U Can’t Touch This, and why is this even a question?. “I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the video over and over again to see if there are neurons that respond to the bass or the vocal. In my opinion, there’s something there.”
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Australian DJ and neuroscientist discovers that zebrafish go off to MC Hammer

Meet the coolest fish in school who are ready to party as soon as MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This starts playing. Rebecca Poulsen, a.k.a. BeXta, is an Australian DJ studying neuroscience at the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute. As a part of her sound experiments, Poulsen placed baby zebrafish...
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MC Hammer Went Deep on Philosophy and Science and People Are Loving It

If you had MC Hammer taking a stand for the proposed intersection of philosophy and science on your proverbial bingo card for 2021, then today’s your day. As you may have seen in circulation on your timeline this morning, the Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em artist has emerged as a leading inspirer of spirited discussion thanks to his response to a certain tweet. The tweet in question, as seen below, saw someone replying to Hammer’s sharing of an analysis paper on “the visibility of philosophy of science in the sciences.” In their reply, the Twitter used shared their opinion that philosophy was “flirtation with ideas,” while science marked a “commitment to truth.”
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