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Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001)

This film is an unbiased look into the rise and fall of late 80's and early 90's rap superstar MC Hammer. It begins showing Hammer as a ball boy for his hometown Oakland Athletics, and ends... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Marche Meeks Marche Meeks ... 2pac's Killer
Marche Cartier Meeks Marche Cartier Meeks ... 2pac's Killer
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Young MC Hammer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesse Adams Jesse Adams ... Chris
Brent Anderson ... Michael Fiebish
Sam Austin ... Pete
Angela Bennett Angela Bennett ... Lavelle
Lamont Bentley Lamont Bentley ... Tupac '2Pac' Shakur
Rosalind Branch-Muhammad Rosalind Branch-Muhammad ... Dancer
Waltriessa De Leon Waltriessa De Leon ... Dancer
Niambi Dennis Niambi Dennis ... Francine Williams
Ken Farmer ... Dick Williams
Kareem J. Grimes ... Freddie
Joe Grisaffi ... Music Video Director
Chris Hatridge Chris Hatridge ... Stage Hand


This film is an unbiased look into the rise and fall of late 80's and early 90's rap superstar MC Hammer. It begins showing Hammer as a ball boy for his hometown Oakland Athletics, and ends with his departure from Death Row Records. It delves deep into the ruthless dirty business of record companies and dirty sanchez's. The most moving scene in the film is when Hammer drops a deuce in the pool at a Death Row event.

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19 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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La historia de MC Hammer See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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11 November 2014 | by capone666See all my reviews

Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story

The hardest part of being successful is remembering to pay your taxes.

A lesson learned by the young MC in this biography.

From an early age Stanley Burrell (Robert Bailey Jr.) would dance outside of Oakland A's games for money.

Eventually his moves landed him a job as the team's batboy and a nickname that would propel him into stardom.

Spreading his gospel on Sunday years later and selling his rap singles on the street, Stanley's new pseudonym: MC Hammer (Romany Malco) starts spreading as well.

It's not until he releases Can't Touch This, however, that Hammer hits hard.

But his expansive tastes and unending generosity towards his posse soon lands him in hot water with the IRS.

An exemplary VH1 bio-picture, Too Legit not only has the highs and the lows but also top- notch dancing and unexpected cameos.

In hindsight, however, Hammer should've named his hit-song Can't Tax This.

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