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30 Years Ago, ‘Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ’Em’ Changed Everything

But what was it like for Gen X hip-hop fans in 1990? We convened an old heads’ summit to discuss.

MC Hammer on the Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago, Illinois, August 14, 1990.

Update 6/7/22: Level has a new home. You can read this article and other new articles by visiting LEVELMAN.com.

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