Where Are They Now?: MC Hammer's "2 Legit 2 Quit" by Andy Boyle

We all remember where we were when MC Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit” music video first debuted: Transfixed in front of our television sets. Many of us had to sit there because our parents couldn’t afford a remote control, and it was our job to change the channel. Some of us weren’t born yet, but we still remember that November day in 1991.

Featuring a bevy of World Famous Athletic Persons -- and Jim Belushi, one of Chicago’s 10 up and coming comedians -- it’s been 24 years since this music video behemoth was released into the national -- no, universal -- zeitgeist. And it’s time to let you know Where They Are Now of some of the hottest and most famous guest stars. Here’s the top seven:

Jose Canseco
Back in his music video days, Canseco was a major slugger for the Oakland Athletics and probably using steroids. Now he’s a loud person on Twitter, most recently sending a tweet hug to the singer of Matchbox 20 and most recently learned all the letters that are vowels.

Isiah Thomas
When he was 2 Legitting 2 Quitting, Thomas was a point guard for the Detroit Pistons, having just come off a championship. He most recently overdosed on sleeping medication and learned the true meaning of friendship.

Kirby Puckett
Back in 1991, Puckett was living it up and winning the World Series with the Minnesota Twins. Lately, he’s been dead, after suffering a massive stroke and learning you don’t always get what you want.

Jerry Rice
The MC Hammer era was great for Rice, because he was just crushing it as a San Francisco 49er. Most recently he’s been the dad of a son who’s also good at sports and learning that sharing is caring.

Rickey Henderson
Henderson was spending the early 90s being a teammate of Jose Canseco and maybe batting a blind eye to steroid use. As of late he’s probably helping coach someone somewhere and learning his multiplication tables.

Wayne Gretzky
Gretzky spent 1991 chilling in Los Angeles, playing for the Kings and got gold in the Canada cup. More recently he’s been trying to get Mighty Ducks IV off the ground and learning the primary colors.

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Little is known about these cowpokes from the early 90s, other than whispers about their involvement in cocaine trafficking with the CIA and the Cali cartel, as well as being hired mercenaries who helped start the Bosnian War, committing mass genocide against people on all sides of the Balkans. Since then, they added a Western-style belt buckle to their shorts and learned love can conquer all.

And where is MC Hammer these days? The answer is at the end of the “2 Legit 2 Quit” music video...or is it?

-Andy Boyle