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Sir Mix-A-Lot

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Seattle, United States (1963 – present)

Born Anthony Ray in Seattle on August 12, 1963, Sir Mix-a-Lot is a Grammy Award winning artist known as a champion of north-west-coast and for his mainstream break-out in the early . Where there was previously no scene, he helped create it with fun, bass heavy tracks relying on booty shakin’ just as much as a playful sense of humor. His first album, ‘Swass’, featured him humping the Space Needle to show his commitment to the Seattle scene and went platinum. After hooking up with producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin, Mix-a-Lot hyped a new, in-your-face image culminating in the booty shakin’ anthem “Baby Got Back”, a groovy cut about thick booty that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and signaled the high point of his career.

The track, which earned him a Granny Award, has continued to be a success with VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop including it in 2008. As trends in gangsta rap and other shifts of hip-hop culture took place, Mix-A-Lot kept on releasing tracks to a cult fanbase before going more into production and studio work. Other notable fan favorites include “Posse On Broadway” (rapping about a street in Seattle, discussing local landmarks, with success that proved his first hit with some MTV airplay), “Testerossa” (a comparison of his lyrical power to the cars’ horsepower), and “Swap Meet Louie” (a comical look at counterfeit goods such as Louis Vuitton items being sold at swap meets and night markets).

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  • promisedeyes

    BUTTERMILK BISCUITS FREE TODAY

    31 Mar 5:08am Reply
  • BewitchedVanity

    Have to agree with some people here, while everyone knows him for Baby Got Back, he's far more talented than that one song which while is humorous doesn't really identify who he is. It's just a shame a lot of people see him as a one hit wonder artist.

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • OxyCyrus

    We share the same birthday.

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
  • nachobemol

    i like big tits

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • NihilisticRobot

    I went to Taco Bell for some mexican eating, but Taco Bell was closed.

    22 Oct 2012 Reply
  • nuburu

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    29 Sep 2012 Reply
  • nuburu

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    29 Sep 2012 Reply
  • theking2008

    anybody got those infant demos?

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • OrdealByFire

    Been mixin' since birth, apparently..

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • Nfeeltraita

    Used to love 2 of his songs back in the day , with chorus " Lock jaw " and " a rapper reputation"

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • MrTurtleshell

    THE TRUE IRONMAN OF RAP

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BoGi666

    I don't know others his song than Baby Got Back :D But this one is fuckin' awesome :D

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    it is SOOO BIIIIG

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • brownieboy

    he said he still likes butts

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Go_diego

    I like big butts :DDDDDDDDDDD

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • sjm26b

    Buttermilk biscuits!

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Holy_War

    Baby Got Back in friends episode >>> all [4] nice promo

    8 Dec 2011 Reply
  • born2bextrem

    Every track on "Swass" is way better than "Baby Got Back". He is one of the most underrated MCs.

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • cruelpersonn

    Ross and Rachel did it perfectly <3

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • carol_lilly

    Baby Got Back in friends episode >>> all [2]

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
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