That’s right. THE Sir Mix-a-Lot is coming to Savannah, so get ready for an evening of nostalgia and nonstop dancing.
The Seattle native founded the record label Nastymix with partner Nasty Nes in 1983. He released his first single, “Posse on Broadway,” via that label in 1987. Mix-A-Lot debuted with Swass in 1988. The record went platinum, and he followed it with Seminar in 1989.
It was his third album, Mack Daddy, released via Def American, that produced the now-classic hit “Baby Got Back.” The song won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, was a number-one hit, and went double platinum.
“Many artists love to claim they knew they were writing a hit before they write lyric 1,” Sir Mix-A-Lot states on his website. “Bullshit. Actually, I never expected ‘Baby Got Back’ to hit. 25 years ago, the climate was so different. Beauty was defined by magazines selling clothes nobody could afford. So, when I wrote ‘BGB,’ I assumed only like-minded people would listen. Who’d a thunk 25 years later...”
Since the release of “Baby Got Back,” Mix-A-Lot’s teamed up with Mudhoney, The Presidents of the United States of America, and Puscifer, released three albums, created his own radio show, and appeared as himself on an episode of Bojack Horseman. And, of course, an immortal line from “Baby Got Back” got new life when Nicki Minaj sampled the song for her hit single “Anaconda.”
tuesday, april 24, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., $25 via savconcerts.com, all-ages