Stanley Kirk Burrell
March 27, 2001
November 9, 2014
Claim to fame:
"U can't touch this", and few could. The song topped charts in 1990 and earned an estimated $30 million. At the top of the ride Hammer had a $12 million dollar mansion in Fremont, CA, 17 luxury cars and a staff of 250.
Where are they now?
"Hammer time" was over by 1996, when $13.7 million in the red, he declared bankruptcy. After breaking his leg in 1996 and the murder of friend Tupac Shakur, Hammer experienced somewhat of an epiphany and went back to being "a man of God" (Hammer grew up in a religious envronment and was no stranger to spiritual endevours). Hammer is now an evangilist, his shows now consist of prayer, preaching and gospel singing. He lives in a four-bedroom home in Northern California with his wife and 4 children.
Update: March/04: Reader HiRoll3r reports to us "Just an update. I was invited to a party in the SF Bay Area a few weeks ago. Turns out it was a party for the release of his new album and video(perhaps single) Full Blast. So it looks like Hammer's getting out of the preaching game and back into music. Til his backers figure out that this will not be a lucrative venture.
Update Feb 26/06: Hammer starts a webblog Look Look Look, see references.