Label: Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
Worst Song: "Pumps And A Bump"


HARDCORE FAILOUT OF STEPFAILED EXPERIMENT

In 1994, Hammer was four years removed from the biggest song of his career and three years removed from releasing any new material. So he needed to reinvent himself on his fifth album. The problem: He chose to do that by hanging up his Hammer pants and going gangsta. And even with Teddy Riley handling a bunch of production and Suge Knight lending his support to the project, it didn't work. Just one year later, the old Hammer with the squeaky-clean image was back.