MC Hammer

Hammer's House Party is an
Old School Hip-Hop Celebration

by Jacquari Harris
| July 28, 2019 8:12 pm CST

In its early days, hip-hop was a music genre that broke new ground in films, TV and on radio. From Boyz n the Hood to Yo! MTV Raps to the Billboard charts, hip-hop exposed the masses to rhythmic beats, rapping, and African American culture.

Hip-hop’s success was partly attributed to the artists who were able to crossover and reach mainstream audiences. MC Hammer’s pop-rap style exploded unto the music scene with the release of his third album, Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em in 1990. The album was a massive win for both Hammer and hip-hop. Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em spawned the hits “Have You Seen Her,” “Pray,” “Here Comes The Hammer,” and of course, “U Can’t Touch This.” It was the first time a rap album reached diamond status with more than 10 million copies sold. The Oakland-born Hammer raised the popularity of hip-hop with other unique acts right there beside him.

Hammer's House Party

Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher Martin, known as Kid ‘n Play, flourished in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s as a hip-hop duo that stood out for their dancing abilities, big-screen charisma and Kid’s signature high-top fade. Kid ‘n Play’s main contribution to hip-hop and pop culture was their 1990 cult classic film, House Party. From the soundtrack to the dance sequences, House Party was a relatable film that teenagers and hip-hop fanatics alike were both drawn to.

And luckily for fans, a musical trip down memory lane is coming to a city near you. MC Hammer is headlining the Hammer’s House Party tour featuring some hip-hop favorites including Kid ‘n Play, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Doug E. Fresh, Rob Base, and Tone Loc. Most of the songs from these artists still jam today. Hammer’s House Party tour is a chance to see these artists and to dance to some old school hip-hop hits.

Hammer’s House Party tour will be in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets can be purchased here.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | 2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380 | Buy Tickets Here