Updated: July 6, 2022
You’ll probably get hyped, boy, ‘cause you know you can’t
You can’t touch this
Ring the bell, school’s back in
Break it down!
Stop, Hammer time!
Rapper and dancer Stanley Kirk Burrell—better known as MC Hammer—penned this poetic verse in his 1990 hit “U Can’t Touch This.” (Rick James shares songwriting credits, by the way, because Hammer borrowed James’ opening riff from “Super Freak.” Thanks to Wikipedia for clarifying something I’d always wondered about but never took the time to look up.)