MC Hammer is Oakland, California’s Official Spokesperson.

Oakland, California has a new spokesperson and his name is Stanley Kirk Burrell.


MC Hammer. Yes, MC Hammer’s real name is Stanley and he will now be the spokesperson for his hometown Oakland as part of their new campaign “To Know it is To Love It”

Hammer has been unofficially reppin’ Oakland for years.  The Oakland A’s batboy turned super performer is says he has love for his hometown,

My admiration, love and understanding of what the culture of Oakland is, is from experience. I’ve been here 50 years. Our city is one of the greatest cities to ever rise up and stand up.”

As part of the campaign Hammer has created a small video and provided his 6 reasons why visitors should visit Oakland:

  • Unique Neighborhoods
  • Magnificent theaters
  • Lake Merritt
  • Jack London Square
  • Oakland Sports
  • Oakland’s Technology

Watch Stanley take on his new role as official spokesperson.  Go Stanley get that paper!