KOREAN MUSIC: PSY Performs with MC Hammer at 2012 AMAs


MC Hammer joined PSY on American Music Awards finale tonight and their mashup of "Gangnam Style" and "2 Legit 2 Quit" (Too Legit to Quit) brought the house down.  PSY once said when he was a Berklee student in Boston, he had so much fun dancing in the club instead of studying - such students or people in general are vulgarly called Nallari in Korean (lol) - and I don't think it was a waste of time for him. Ever. Look, he is one heck of a swagger! And it was great to see you again, Mr. Hammer! (Or should I call you Pastor?)  Actually, I'm quite positive that it was PSY's idea to get Hammer back to the stage.

(UPDATE) Yeah~~ I was right it was PSY's idea! Click to watch him explain why he wanted Hammer to do the performance with him.



[HD] At 4:38, you can see Joe Hahn of Linkin Park


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MTV Article: "Psy, MC Hammer Unite At AMAs, Send America Into Gallop-Like Frenzy"
Korean rapper Psy was the icing on the cake at the 2012 AMAs.... MC Hammer hinted that the two might work together again. “He’s got the whole world dancing,” he said and compared Psy to James Brown, Michael Jackson and himself.” After the AMAs, Psy said to the press, “That was awesome. We experienced a miracle tonight.” (Excerpt from the Examiner Article, Justin Bieber wins big, Psy steals the show at the 2012 AMAs, by Jackie Kass)
No 1. PSY & MC HAMMER:  P!nk's performance was braver and harder to pull off, but PSY's feverish rendition of "Gangnam Style" accomplished what so few award show performances can: a palpable sense of excitement. The combination of the K-pop star and MC Hammer, who shimmied onstage to mash up "Gangnam" with his 1991 hit "2 Legit 2 Quit," was a stroke of genius that very few could have seen coming -- although PSY's baggy pants might have been a sly tip-off. Furthermore, "Gangnam Style" and "2 Legit 2 Quit" sounded incredible when paired together, with PSY's international dance anthem given a stronger backbone by Hammer's throwback barks. The PSY performance was always going to be a highlight of the 2012 American Music Awards, but upping the ante with MC Hammer made the sort of water-cooler fodder that doesn't happen often enough. (Excerpt from the Billboard.com Article: AMAs 2012: Top 5 Best Performances, by Jason Lipshutz)
Greatest Ending Ever: Don't lie, you know the dance—Psy got the crowd going with "Gangnam Style." And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, MC Hammer got on stage and they mixed the Korean dance song with "Too Legit to Quit." (Excerpt from the E!online Article, 2012 American Music Awards: Best & Worst From the Show, Plus Full Winner's List, by Bruna Nessif) 


Dance Practice: Gangnam Style/ 2 Legit 2 Quit Mashup