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.
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He was in town last November for the Ladies Night Out Vol. 3 tour at the Save Mart Center.
- 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23
- Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St.
- Tickets: $20-$25
- 559- 412-7400, www.fulton55.com