Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em
Label: EMI/EMI Records (USA)
Though he had some earlier singles, this was the record that really established Hammer as a megaplatinum, arena-filling superstar. Danceable beats and G-rated rhymes won him millions of fans mesmerized by the chart-topping hits "U Can't Touch This" and "Pray." Although his fame and fortune would eventually dwindle, this LP finds Hammer at the top of his game.