Blog Spotlight: Hammertime - Season 1 : Episode 1 & 2

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And so, inevitably, MC Hammer gets a reality show. And why not? Those who were around when Hammer stormed the charts in 1990 remember him well, if not fondly. For those who weren’t he’s a living symbol of one of pop culture’s sillier sidetrips, a hitmaker who helped bring hip-hop into the mainstream in the most embarrassing way possible. And at least 800,000 people have to care enough to follow him on Twitter (a site Hammer both mentions and uses conspicuously on the first two episodes of A&E;’s Hammertime.) Factor in a second career as a prominent victim of fame thanks to widely publicized financial trouble and a third career as a pastor and Hammertime at least has the elements of a compelling reality show.

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