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MC Hammer Talks Internet On the Hill

Internet policy? Yes, MC Hammer, you can indeed touch this.

SV Angel's Ron Conway and MC Hammer -- yes, that MC Hammer -- spoke to a packed room of more than 100 people at an SV Angel lunch held today at Sonoma, The Internet Association communications director Betsy Barrett tells the Alley.

MC Hammer, if you didn't know, is actually quite the investor in tech ventures and is no stranger to Silicon Valley circles. He's a known associate of Conway, and the pair talked about how social media impacts politics and encouraged policy affecting tech start-ups to take into account venture capitalists' perspectives, Barrett says.

The Internet Association's Michael Beckerman introduced Conway to the crowd of Internet influencers and policymakers, which included the likes of: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski; former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty; National Cable & Telecommunications Association's Michael Powell; Mike Ference of Majority Leader Eric Cantor's office; Tammy Haddad of Haddad Media; Joel Kaplan of Facebook; Melika Carroll of Salesforce; Pablo Chavez from Google; Tekedra Mawakana of AOL and Melissa Wojciak of Monster.

We were going to include a "Too Legit To Quit" joke here -- something like, MC Hammer is too legit to quit from the public realm -- but we'll refrain. Instead, enjoy:

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