Hammer attended high school at Fremont, but there’s more lore here than just that. According to Hammer, The Robot dance was invented here in 1969 during halftime of a basketball game. The robot has that “Oakland hit;” it’s a little move near the end that distinguishes it from L.A. boogaloo. The West Coast boogaloo scene was big in the ‘70s, so when hip-hop came, Oakland was ready. All that really changed was the emphasis on the drums, as opposed to the rhythm or the melody. Boogaloo is a major reason why Oakland and the West Coast embraced hip-hop culture from the start—it was already here, in a sense.MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This"
Fremont High School
Nov. 4–5, 2017 in Long Beach, CAExclusive drops, one-of-a-kind art, and
riveting panels featuring André 3000
A$AP Ferg · Don C · Lonzo Ball and more
Performances by N*E*R*D · Gucci Mane
Young Thug · M.I.A. · A-TRAK
DJ Khaled · Jaden Smith and more