Saturday, November 19, 2016

Musical Interlude: Help The Children (1990)

MC Hammer took the late Marvin Gaye's "Mercy, Mercy Me", which had been covered by Robert Palmer roughly around the same time, and created a new song around the backbeat. "Help the Children" is a message about inner city violence that had gotten innocent kids caught in the crossfire. We could've done without Hammer doing his dance moves in the recording studio when the camera was on him, though.

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