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M.C. Hammer stars in San Francisco mayor’s campaign video

An independent group supporting interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s bid for reelection has adapted the M.C. Hammer hit “2 Legit 2 Quit” to promote their candidate.

An independent group supporting interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s bid for reelection has remade the M.C. Hammer hit “2 Legit 2 Quit” and released a video to promote their candidate.

Silicon Valley investor Ron Conway heads the group, San Franciscans for Jobs and Good Government, and a cast of celebrities appear in the video, which was released on Tuesday, Time Magazine reports.

In the video, M.C. Hammer, San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson, NFL Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott, 49ers owner Jed York, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Google executive Marissa Mayer and YouTube’s Hunter Walk all take turns singing the praises of Lee, who’s served as interim mayor of San Francisco since January, when former mayor Gavin Newsom became lieutenant governor of California.

While the video is silly, electing Lee is important to the technology community, Conway told TechCrunch. “We believe that Ed Lee is very tech friendly and that’s why the tech community is embracing him,” he said. “He kept Twitter in San Francisco and he abolished the tax on private company stock options.”

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