MC Hammer reality show coming soon

MC Hammer: too legit to quit.
MC Hammer: too legit to quit.

It's been revealed that Twitter-loving, '90s chart-bothering hip-hopper MC Hammer has been given his own reality TV show.

Almost inevitably, the series will be called Hammertime, and is set to feature not just Hammer, but also his wife, five children and two nephews, all of whom live in their California home.

Speaking to Associated Press, Hammer revealed: "You're going to see an American family in the current environment of America. College. High school. Junior high school. All the things that come along with family in day-to-day life, with the caveat that their dad is also a world-renowned recording artist."

Whether that caveat still applies is open to debate - Hammer's last major hit was 1991's Addams Groove, from the original Addams Family movie - but it seems that the rapper has remained in the public's affections, if not their record collections.

Hammertime will air in America on cable channel A&E, with reports suggesting that its run could begin in May.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.