MC Hammer is one of those artists you’re bound to hear on The Beat Chicago.

From a bat boy for the Oakland A’s to an international rap star with a stage show that still hasn’t been touched by any of today’s rap stars, Hammer was truly visionary and amazingly talented.

The 2 Legit 2 Quit video was to 90’s music videos what Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video was to the 80’s, a massive, major full-length feature production. It was also one of the most expensive music videos ever made.

The song featured vocalist Saja (aka Sonia Moore) was released on September 5, 1991 as both the title track and first single of his fourth studio album, Too Legit to Quit (1991). The song peaked at #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Watch the video starring Jim Belushi, James Brown, José Canseco, Isiah Thomas, Kirby Puckett, Jerry Rice, Rickey Henderson, Deion Sanders, Andre Rison, Wayne Gretzky, Chris Mullin, Roger Clemens, Roger Craig, Ronnie Lott, Lynette Woodard, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, David Robinson, and former Atlanta Falcons coach Jerry Glanvillem Danny Glover, Henry Winkler, Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Eazy-E, DJ Quik, 2nd II None, Tony Danza, Queen Latifah and Milli Vanilli among others commenting on Hammer’s apparent decision to “quit”.

Check out more of Hammer’s music videos, interview and more below.

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