Was MC Hammer really a sell-out?

i hear people say Hammer was a sell-out because he did TV commercials (Pepsi, Taco Bell..) and he had a MC Hammer cartoon. but for the past ten years i see a rapper in just about every movie, i see rappers in sitcoms, i see rappers with their own energy drinks, clothing label, reality shows.... the list goes on. ... show more i hear people say Hammer was a sell-out because he did TV commercials (Pepsi, Taco Bell..) and he had a MC Hammer cartoon. but for the past ten years i see a rapper in just about every movie, i see rappers in sitcoms, i see rappers with their own energy drinks, clothing label, reality shows.... the list goes on. and all the backlash that Hammer got for crossing over to a pop audience really wasn't fair. today, hip-hop is more pop than it ever was. just take a look at MTV.
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