October 8th, 2016
Ryan Tedder reveals how a song by ‘God-loving’ MC Hammer got him into hip hop
Growing up, OneRepublic lead singer Paul Ryan Tedder says he was only allowed to listen to Christian music. That is, until his mother let him listen to “Pray” by MC Hammer. Tedder says he leaped right to O.P.P., N.W.A., and Dr. Dre after getting a small taste of hip hop.