Thursday, March 30, 2006

It's My Birthday!!! I Have Gone

From the humble and violent streets of East Oakland/
To the glorious magnificent Pyramids in Egypt/
I have gone/
From the government aided apartments on Fairfax avenue/
To the Presidents guest at the White House
I have gone/
From the free breakfast program of the Black Panthers/
To the Tokyo Dome in front of fifty thousand/
I have gone/
From the drug infested hustle/
To the revenue generating flex of my muscle/
I have gone/
From the darkness of disappointment/
To the jubilation of fulfillment/
I have gone/
From the hardness of a dry heart/
To the wells flowing with living water/
I have gone/
From the loneliness of a crowd/
To the happiness of a family/
I have gone/
From the heat and pain of the microscope/
To the gentle hands of the potters touch/
I have gone/
From the wounds of spiritual warfare/
To the power of deliverance/
I have gone/
I Have Gone

As I celebrate my predestined free will journey of life, I must say I am grateful. God, my Heavenly Father, expressed in the image of Jesus, encompassed in the Holy Spirit, you have been so kind to me. You have always answered my prayers and blessed my dreams and visions.
A constant friend, you have been. My Birthday is truly happy, because you have allowed me to know what happiness is. I am complete. I no longer live for me. I have purpose. I am your vessel. I see the beauty that life is. I see the freedom of love. I see the blessings in helping my brothers and mankind. I see the depths of your love in the eyes of my children. I see U. My God. My Lord. My Savior. It is a Happy Birthday indeed.


doubleknot said...

So wonderful. Your journey has taken you to God and without him we are nothing. He knows what it takes to get us to where he wants us even if we don't - that is why sometimes the bad things happen but there is always a lesson we just have to listen.
Thank you for sharing.
Is it your birthday? Happy Birthday. Your mother has a good son.

William T said...

Happy Birthday, Hammer !!!!!

Wish you success with your upcoming music project !!!

It's Hammer time !

Malaika said...

Happy Birthday...many blessings. thanks for the kind comment, but according to tag...a blogging game you might not be interested HAVE to answer the qsns in the tag post. here i will give em to you...then you have to tag like 3 other ppl that you read often or are interested to see what they say...

1. Black and White or Colour; how do you prefer your movies?

2. What is the one single subject that bores you to near-death?

3. MP3s, CDs, Tapes or Records: what is your favourite medium for pre-recorded music?

. You are handed one first class trip plane ticket to anywhere in the world and ten million dollars cash. All of this is yours provided that you leave and not tell anyone where you are going … Ever. This includes family, friends, everyone. Would you take the money and ticket and run?

5. Seriously, what do you consider the world’s most pressing issue now?

6. How would you rectify the world’s most pressing issue?

7. You are given the chance to go back and change one thing in your life; what would that be?

8. You are given the chance to go back and change one event in world history, what would that be?

9. A night at the opera, or a night at the Grand Ole’ Opry –Which do you choose?

10. What is the one great unsolved crime of all time you’d like to solve?

11. One famous author can come to dinner with you. Who would that be, and what would you serve for the meal?

12. You discover that John Lennon was right, that there is no hell below us, and above us there is only sky — what’s the first immoral thing you might do to celebrate this fact?

Noel Heikkinen said...

Happy Birthday, Hammer!

North said...

Dear Mr. MC; HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!

May your day/life continue to be blessed, MC; because you bless US, with your music, and your zest for God and life, is so deliciously contagious!

May God continue to Bless you!!

Love, Blessings, North

Fat Dan said...

Happy Birthday Hammer. Hope there are several more years and songs.

YouToldHarpoTaBeatMe said...

Happy Birthday, Hammer!

North said...

A 600x600 Birthday Card I just made for you, Dear MC- in lieu of your BIRTHDAY TODAY!!

From all of us here, at Hammerblog...HapPy BiRtHdAy!!

Love, North

The Rev said...


I wish more people would think like you do. That post hit home.

Happy birthday!

Chickie said...

Lovely post. Have a most happy birthday.

Kent MacDonald said...


You are really a one of a kind. Enjoy your birthday and many more. Stay true.

sports guy north

Christoph said...

Happy birthday man!

Noone can touch you.

Chris Dugan said...

Happy Birthday and God Bless you Hammer!

ProfessorGQ said...

Happy Birthday, Hammer...may God bless you with more birthdays to come...

Berry said...

Happy Birthday, S! Enjoy your day to the fullest. Your journey has truly been an inspiration to so many.

Will said...

Happy Birthday Hammer! You inspired me as a young man despite my little dancing ability and now you inspire me in my walk with Christ as a man of God.

Frank said...

Happy Birthday, Hammer!

Thanks so much for your spirit and attitude.

Have a GREAT birthday and Life!

- Frank

The Great One said...

Happy birthday Hammer. Without this day, there would be no Hammertime! LOL.

God bless and may you have many more happy bdays!

Abigail said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

FStoneS20 said...

Happy 43rd Birthday to You Mr. MC HAMMER

i found out it was your birthday on my daily Rolling Stone email, and thus was inspired to wish a good man a happy birthday

god bless you

Michal said...

Dear Stanley, I wish you from the bottom of my heart happy birthday and I wish you could receive all the wonderfull gifts you gave me since I am your fan - and it is since 15 years.. Thank you for your existence, thank you for everything you gave me through your music, thank you for making my last 15 years so beautiful and for the memories... Luv ya much, Stan... said...

Happy Birthday Hammer!

Conley said...

Have A Happy and Blessed BDay

joe said...
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joe said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Hammer!!!
I loved your songs and still love it, 1991-was a wonderful time. Hammer Time! You hit Top10 in Europe and USSR! McHammer and his energy were everywhere! Even in my car!
Today, I don`t listen present afro-american music, because - it`s trash!
Thank you for your music McHammer!

subbasement said...

Hey Hammer,

I love your positivity! I know that God plays a wonderful part in our lives. I sing and I teach, among other things. I am definitely blessed as well. Have a great birthday, stay 2 Legit 2 Quit! Word!! ;-D


alG said...

Happy Birthday MC.

may God bless you further in this coming year.

- Al

David said...

Happy Birthday Hammer!! You rock.

BakaGaijin252 said...

Happy birthday, Stanley! Hope your birthday is off the chain from here on out. God bless you.

Bad Habit Brota said...

Happy Birthday, Hammer. Watch out for the cake.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birhtday Hammer...

Please Hammer don't hurt'

Pinky said...

Happy Birthday, Hammer!!!

n8ivwarrior said...

Happy Birthday Hammer!

Live well.

Keva Ford said...

Happy Birthday! It's Hammer Time!


Happy Birthday! What a fantastic day, no?

Brant W. Fowler said...

Happy Birthday, Hammer, I hope you had a blessed one. Mine was 9 days ago and was a very pleasant one. Much love and God Bless.

BornAgain5683 said...

Stopped by to wish you a happy birthday. Peace out.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Hammer, and many more to come. My sister and my mother's birthday was yesterday's as well.

Egg said...

Happy Birthday & God Bless!!

jovino said...

Wow, Hammer...

Your posting is amazing and inspirational. Happy Birthday from East Oakland! :)

MC Hammer said...

Thank U to all!!
God Bless

hitman said...

Happy late B-day from a friend.Oakland still need ur help.

Cixelsyd said...


I watched your show pertaining to your life on VH1 tonight. I went and pulled out some old CD's. Thanks for the fun times in my childhood! God Bless and Happy Birthday! If you ever get back in Vegas, post when I would like to buy you dinner! A friend at MGM Grand.

thomas said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday
Hammer God Bless You!!1
Your friend Thomas

thomas said...

oh oh oh Here comes the Hammer
Who? The Hammer!!
Hammer is back,because is Too Legit To Quit!!!!!!

thomas said...

In Italian


Hye HAEMER hapy britdhay BUT stopp with teh 'jeesus this GODD taht' stuf adn RAP abuot shoting peeple agian!! RAPP RAPP RAPP!!

Sali said...

(In Japanese) Otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu, Hammer-san! ♡

Phil said...


Happy Birthday, Hammer...

ocg said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Spill The Beans said...

Happy birthday. What an inspiring post!

lorelyn said...

Wow...happy birthday Hammer!

Great post and the disparity of then and now is so great, all the more reason to be thankful that you came out physically, mentally, and most importantly; spiritually richer, wiser, and stronger.

Again Happy Birthday!!

Me said...

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The_Aitch said...

Happy B-day Hammer.

nicole said...

I'm so sad that I couldn't respond to this post on time. But I'll still wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY along with many, many more. I'm glad your year has been so good to you. :)

theorymaster said...


Qu Ni Sheng Er Kuai Le!
Don't know Chinese,
Ok, then lets try German.
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
Or should I try Turkish,
Dogum gunun kutlu olsun!
How about Spanish
Feliz Cumpleaños!
Still dosen't ring a bell, then lets go for English
Happy Birthday

Penrick said...

I celebrated my birthday a week before you. I worried so much that my family was far away, friends all busy and depressed for another year coming....thanks for the reminder to be grateful for so many things and people. My selfishness hid the glory of all he has given me......including your message.

Please register at - you don't have to post. I would love to know you were there.

Love ya

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Kelly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY a lil early. im tellin everyone i no....ur my biggest idol ever!!! Im only 18, n ppl my age dont no much about u around i let them no!! HAV A GREAT DAY!!

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