Too Legit to Quit

Too Legit to Quit

by MC Hammer
     
 
With his third album, Too Legit to Quit, Hammer dropped the "MC" from his name, but didn't undergo any major changes musically. Indeed, Legit provided a heavy dose of the thing that made Please Hammer, Don't Hurt Em so successful: likeable, fun pop-rap that appealed to mainstream Top 40 audiences more than the hood. For a

Overview

With his third album, Too Legit to Quit, Hammer dropped the "MC" from his name, but didn't undergo any major changes musically. Indeed, Legit provided a heavy dose of the thing that made Please Hammer, Don't Hurt Em so successful: likeable, fun pop-rap that appealed to mainstream Top 40 audiences more than the hood. For a few years, Hammer almost seemed to be the Michael Jackson of rap. Although it fell short of Please Hammer's artistic and commercial success, Legit definitely had its share of inviting hits, including "This Is the Way We Roll" and the title song. While Hammer hasn't always been the most challenging artist in the world, the Oakland native has some noteworthy social commentary in "Living in a World Like This" and "Brothers Hang On" -- both of which are disturbing commentaries on the harsh realities of ghetto life.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/1998
Label:
Emi Special Products
UPC:
0724381984024
catalogNumber:
19840

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

MC Hammer   Primary Artist,Vocals
Tramaine Hawkins   Vocals
Special Generation   Background Vocals
James Early   Keyboards
Lawrence Matthews   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Benito   Vocals,Background Vocals
Gary Bias   Flute,Saxophone
Steve Bracey   Choir, Chorus
Ray Brown   Trumpet,Alto Horn
Michael Buckholtz   Keyboards
Zoe Ellis   Voices,Choir, Chorus
Gwen Evans   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Elizabeth Fields   Background Vocals
Edwin Harper   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Jamie Hawkins   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Home Boy Choir   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Horns of Fire   Horn
Rick House   Guitar
Dana Johnson   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Trina Johnson   Vocals
Michael Kelly   Keyboards
Terrance Kelly   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Joe Mack   Choir, Chorus
Beryl Magee   Background Vocals
Brenda Roy   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Daryl Williams   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Michael "Patches" Stewart   Trumpet
Rona Lomax   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Shirlene Hall   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Pilate II   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Walter Redmond   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Felton C. Pilate   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
James Earley   Keyboards
Reggie C. Young   Trombone
Jimmy Burrell   Choir, Chorus
Lisa Carpos   Choir, Chorus
Fred Crenshaw   Voices,Choir, Chorus
Benito Glassen   Choir, Chorus
Robin Hodge   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Adrienne Kryor   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Barnett Sneed   Choir, Chorus
Brian Sneed   Choir, Chorus
Deidre Webb   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Claudia Roper   Choir, Chorus
Steve Schwartz   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Swoop   Choir, Chorus
Trisha Winder   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Chris Levine   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Goofy   Choir, Chorus
David Swope   Choir, Chorus
Wendy Anderson   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Akeiba Burrell   Choir, Chorus
Randy G.   Choir, Chorus
Caitlin Cornwell   Voices,Choir, Chorus
Kendrick Washington   Vocals
Soja   Background Vocals
Ken Hunter   Choir, Chorus
Act A Fool   Choir, Chorus
Jim Edmunds   Voices,Choir, Chorus
Leola Clark   Voices

Technical Credits

MC Hammer   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Tramaine Hawkins   Contributor
Benito   Contributor
Ray Brown   Horn Arrangements
Wally Buck   Engineer
Michael Buckholtz   Producer,drum programming
Tom Garneau   Engineer
David Gleeson   Engineer
Stephen Hart   Engineer
Home Boy Choir   Contributor
Horns of Fire   Contributor
Trina Johnson   Contributor
Michael Kelly   drum programming
Michael Koppelman   Engineer
Tim Lewis   Contributor
David Luke   Engineer
Douglas Miller   Arranger
Sonja Moore   Contributor
Charles Paakkari   Engineer
Devon Rietveld   Engineer
Vincent Wojno   Engineer
Michael Semanick   Engineer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Pilate II   Producer,drum programming
Felton C. Pilate   Programming,Producer,drum programming
James Earley   drum programming
Scott Folks   Executive Producer
Michael Kappleman   Engineer
Manny Lacurrubbo   Engineer
Louis K. Burrell   Executive Producer
Mel Peters   Visual Consultant
Kendra Washington   Contributor
Voices   Contributor

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