Y'all been sleepin on 'Active Duty'.
I'll say it again.
I already said it. Twice is all you get.
I don't know what to think of MC Hammer's current hyphy incarnation, or his previous evangelical preacher phase, but I do know what to think of his post-911 patriotic chapter.
Capitol Hill represent! Ok so maybe that didn't work. So if you still need more convincing head over to amazon.com and plop down the 71 cents for 1 of the 31 used and new copies of 'Active Duty' for sale. I had a chance to pick one up for 99 cents and I let it go and I was so pissed! But now I can atone.
Man check out these user reviews from Amazon and tell me it doesn't tickle your pink. Tell me!
(5 stars) mc hammer at his best, January 20, 2006
A Kid's Review
Mc Hammer Active Duty is my favorite cd. Active Duty is better than all of his other cds. Pop Yo Collar is almost the best song I have ever heard in my life. I like how in the cd he intruduces new artists like The Stooge Playas, Analise, and Wee Wee. If you don't have this album, buy it right now.
(3 stars) Black Like Me, October 17, 2004
Reviewer: A Very Hip Dood "with many black friends" (Lumberton, Iowa) - See all my reviews
Although I happen to have white skin, I also happen know that many black people really like me. (Or at least they haven't hurt me yet, which is the same thing.) I don't think of these people as black, they're just friends. And I don't see "color" when I look at Mr. Hammer, I just see a good person with a lot of musical talent. This is the kind of fun party music that transcends racial barriers and heals racial wounds. It is not like the kind of "music" that is popular now on MTV, that tries so hard to antagonize others and make them feel guilty about things they never did. Look, I wasn't responsible for slavery, okay? I also think it's great that they made Martin Luther King's birthday a national holiday. Because many of my friends happen to be black and they don't mind that I happen to have white skin, I can feel at ease around ALL people of color now, so that I don't even think about race anymore. Anyway, because of them (my friends of color) I can see how stupid racism is. I can truly say that I know how it feels to be black in this country. With this new insight, I feel it's all right for me to criticize the kind of "music" that is being played on MTV instead of Mr. Hammer's happy celebration music. The new "music" they call rap just isn't what we need right now. It isn't helping things. Bring back Hammer! He is a healing presence for both blacks and whites. You people should be proud of this man, he is a credit to your race.
(hm that was kinda weird, but after looking at his other reviews it appears he is being ironic)
(5 stars) SWEEEEET!, January 17, 2002
Reviewer: A music fan
These raps is ill!And there ain't no cure for these illin'hip-hops!This be my favorite album of ALL TIME.This is old school Hammer.He knows his way around the world of hip-hops,and this be his bestest record yet.Hammer is all about the US of A in a ghetto way.He's all red,white and blue,bro,and he is like don't tread on me these colors don't run God bless America.This is goin on my shelf with my other favorite raps,like Vainilla Ice,Snow,and Color Me Bad.Bling bling.
So where do you stand on this controversial issue? Get off the fence! Should more hip hop stars get Congressmen to roll in their videos?