I don't get the Hammer hate.
Niggas always danced in rap. Of course some didn't but he was with the dancing shit and stayed in his lane.
I don't agree with everything Hammer did like the dancing in the chicken commercial but that man gets more hate than he deserves or deserved back then.
I do not disagree with your point but as far as commercial success Jay has capitalized the most off of his music of any other artists hands down 50, Dre, Diddy all have super capitalized on their Commercial appeal but as you pointed out Jay started with less made less significant hits yet has grossed more than just about every other artist of all those discussed while also holding the distinction of having the longest continued genre success. Not a fan of dude other than a few joints but I can definitely respect his grind and ability to capitalize off of the resources at his disposal...
His biggest hits are features on originally not his song can I get,money cash,big pimp,the city is mine,hard knock
An ja rule has more commercial hits then jay as does 50cent wym