Sir Mix-A-Lot Brings Booty Bass To Classical, As He Performs Baby Got Back With An Orchestra (Video)

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Applaud Seattle Hip-Hop pioneer Sir Mix-A-Lot. For 30 years, the MC/DJ/radio personality and producer has been making a unique brand of Rap music, helping co-pioneer Booty Bass (with the L.A. faction of 2 Live Crew) just about as far from Miami as an American can get.

Although S.M.A.’s hits go back into the mid-1980s, Heads never saw Mix-A-Lot go as mainstream as he did with “Baby Got Back” 22 years ago last month. The self-produced anthem went to #1, and was ’92’s second-best-selling single, behind Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” Well, still in the game, and still appreciating those “fat-bottomed girls” (word to Queen) as much as anybody, Sir Mix-A-Lot recently rocked Rainy City’s Benaroya Hall, with a full orchestra, and a legion of stage-rushing rumpshakas’ in formal wear.

What’s not to love?

Never forget it was the O.G. who helped The Pussycat Dolls’ find a breakthrough.

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