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Let's Get It Started
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Every rich rapper and rap executive owes their life to Mr. S
The Specialist | Parts Unknown | 12/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It makes me sick to think that these so called hiphop purist dissed Hammer for going commercial in the early 90's. Everybody dissed Hammer from 3rd Bass to Tribe Called Quest to Ice Cube. Yeah, Mr. "Are We There Yet" Ice Cube. Hammer was not the best lyricist but he was and still is one of the best entertainers hiphop ever had. These dudes dissed and tore down Hammer then went even further than he did. Every rapper that has commercials, cartoons, label deals, merchandise all got it from Hammer because he did it first. The guys that break ground first are always the one that pay the price for everything that comes after it.
Peace to MC Hammer, 2 Big MC and Oaktown's 357 (Juicy still got me going crazy)."
Fun, danceable first album!!!!!
Preston | nc | 07/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I still can't find this album in stores, because it's still a hot selling item! This debut from MC Hammer was fun and danceable all the way through! Hammer loaded this album with some very funky grooves, grooves that would have fit on James Brown's later albums! And there's a new jack swing feel on some cuts, similar to what Teddy Riley of Guy was doing. And he proved to be a West Coast alternative to the gangsta rap of NWA that also dominated the charts in late 1988/early 1989. Many songs still percolate such as Pump It Up, Let's Get It Started, Cold Go MC Hammer, the inspirational Son Of The King and my favorite on here, the bells heavy Feel My Power (Yeeaaahhh---Like a nuclear shower!). I have played Feel numerous times just like the others--I couldn't stop rewinding the tape on most songs because the album's so very catchy! And I'll do the same with pushing the buttons when I get that CD version of it!!!! This really set the tone for his second album's massive worldwide success in 1990. Hammer has the sound of a preacher preaching all morning at church and someone partying all night on a stage at an arena or stadium all throughout this album. He balances secular and spiritual feelings all within this album, a rarity for a rapper. This is still a classic party album, a dynamite effort in rap's golden late 80s era."