Stanley Kirk Burrell, better known to many as M.C. Hammer, had his biggest success in the 1980’s and 90’s as a rapper with hits like, “Let’s Get It Started,” “2 Legit 2 Quit,” and “U Can’t Touch This.” Over 20 years later, the now 52-year-old dancer, minister and entrepreneur, spends much of his time speaking, doing appearances, watching his investments in the tech world and staying fit. All of which boils down to his daily routine (see below):
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Hammer has been married to his wife for 30 years! They have six children and she’s been with him before the fame, through it and still with him after it. Hammer simply says, “You have wealth when you have family. Family is all that I need.” Praying for them, listening to them and taking his wife and family with him on his travels is apart of Hammer’s routine of building a close, tight-knit family.
“I average between four and five hours a night,” admits Hammer. “I can’t go to bed before 1am either; I have to stay up, whether watching tv or catching up on mail. I suppose that’s the musician in me being used to operating into the night. You have to do what works for your body.”
On Staying Fit
“You know what the secret is? The secret is God. When you have Him, you have an endless supply of youth and of energy. With God, plus working out and eating right, it’s a great mix. For the past 20 years, I’ve started each morning with a shake that includes protein powder, fresh and frozen green vegetables, a multivitamin for men, 2 mg of fish oils and four capsules of glucosamine to keep my joints supple. It keeps my immune system pretty robust — I haven’t had a cold or flu in 20 years”…