Friday, October 27, 2006

Caught On Tape: MC Hammer - 'Addams Groove'

They do what they want to do, say what they want to say, live how they want to live, play how they want to play, dance how they want to dance, and they even kick and they slap a friend. Who could I be talking about? Why, none other than the Addams Family, of course.

The family began as a comic strip in the 1930s and moved on to become a successful television series between 1964 and 1966. A television cartoon series followed in the 1970s, and eventually, another cartoon series and several live-action movies were produced in the 1990s. This macabre take on family life was able to transcend generations of viewers. In 1993, for the second feature film, Addams Family Values, hip hop phenomenon MC Hammer produced his own spin on the original show's popular theme song. Titled 'Addams Groove', the single became an instant success in the midst of the film's release.

The music video for the song starts with Hammer getting his head chopped off in a guillotine. The head then procedes to bounce around the floor, rapping the lyrics to the song. From there, we see Hammer as the victim of much of the family's torturous amusement. Hammer, his dancers, and his big pants also make sure to bust some pretty wicked moves throughout. Even Thing, the Addams' pet hand, leads the viewer through the chorus in part of the song.

In a nutshell this video is pretty legit. In fact, it is almost 2 legit 2 quit. With that said, and with the Halloween holiday just around the corner, enjoy this devilishly funny trip back to a time when MC Hammer was all the rage. Scary, isn't it?

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