It’s (still) Hammertime at the Fox Theatre

on September 27, 2009

Hammer performed at the Fox Theatre in downtown Oakland Friday night.

Oakland native Stanley Kirk Burrell, a.k.a. MC Hammer, but now preferring simply Hammer, brought his dance and rap show to the recently reopened Fox Theatre in downtown Oakland Friday night.

The scene on the street outside was atwitter with Hammer talk. Oakland North posed this question to the Hammer faithful: What makes the rapper so great? In an audio slideshow, fans attending the show talk about what makes their beloved Oakland icon special.

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  1. […] It’s (still) Hammertime at the Fox Theatre Oakland native Stanley Kirk Burrell, a.k.a. MC Hammer, but now preferring simply Hammer, brought his dance and rap show to the recently reopened Fox Theatre in downtown Oakland Friday night. The scene on the street outside was atwitter with Hammer talk. Oakland North posed this question to the Hammer faithful: What makes the rapper so great? Story by Richard Parks. […]



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