MC Hammer recently started a blog.
According to this article, the MC grew up in a Christian background. But popularity hurt him.
Hammer believes he was living an illusion: "You create a utopia around you so you don't have to deal with the reality that you're not in the will of God. You wake up and realize you're a backslider."
I don't really follow the rap world, but I totally see where he's coming from. That was me too, for a time, when I worked solely as a computer programmer.
So, who cares if MC has a blog? He's just trying to get back some of his destroyed popularity, right? I don't think so. I think he really is trying to use the remains of his fame to make a difference in people's lives. Many of his posts are about the culture of hip-hop and inner-city life. He's admonishing the both mainstream culture and the hood to grow up and do something for a change. But he doesn't just focus on social issues. He recently wrote a moving post about his love for his son.
He then talks about how God's love for him inspires his love for his son.
In this awesome audio post, MC Hammer says:
MC Hammer's blog contains a lot of ideas and ideals about life and culture. It's worth reading.
I could harly post this without remembering what has to be the most moving piece of art I have seen in quite a while: Johnny Cash's final music video, a cover of "Hurt."