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‘Baby Got Back’ rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot comes to Fulton 55

Sir Mix-A-Lot
Sir Mix-A-Lot Special to The Bee

You can’t mention Sir Mix-A-Lot without reference to his uber-popular 1992 hit “Baby Got Back.”

The song is the rapper’s legacy, artistically and monetarily. It is ingrained in the pop-culture lexicon word-for-word (who hasn’t sung along with the song on the radio?). It was a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1992 and the year’s biggest single behind behind Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road.” It also won the rapper a Grammy Award.

Decades later Niki Minaj sampled it heavily on her single “Anaconda.”

Mix-A-Lot continues to write, record and produce music. He also continues to perform live, with shows that appeal to the hardcore Mix A-Lot fans who remember him as a popular underground rapper. You can expect to hear “Mack Daddy” and “My Hooptie,” too.

He was in town last November for the Ladies Night Out Vol. 3 tour at the Save Mart Center.

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee

Sir Mix-A-Lot

  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23
  • Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St.
  • Tickets: $20-$25
  • 559- 412-7400,