This collection of first-class tracks by the inimitable MC Hammer (laterly just 'Hammer') is a must-have for any serious record collector.
His intelligent lyrics over an intricately woven fabric of beats and samples is a masterclass in MC-ing.
Don't forget that when these songs were written hip-hop was still in its infancy. When Hammer hit the scene with the classic 'U Can't Touch This' he sent shock waves through the music industry. Sure, rap music had been around for a decade or more but it had never hit such dizzy heights.
Only Elvis Presley, James Brown and Limahl from Kajagoogoo can claim to have had more influence on today's pop wannabes.
War, famine, suffering. What the world is crying out for now is a new Hammer album to ease the pain.