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Sir Mix-A-Lot

Sir Mix-A-Lot (born Anthony Ray, 1963) is the most famous rapper from Seattle, Washington.

Sir Mix-A-Lot had an important voice in the West Coast rap scene of the late 1980s. Part of what distinguished him from the others is a tendency to avoid glamorizing violence popular in Gangsta rap. His hits have tended to focus on a humorous take on the popular topics of girls and cars. Sir Mix-A-Lot's first hit was the single "Posse on Broadway," giving some the impression that he was a New Yorker. The reference was actually to the street in Seattle of the same name. The song was released on Nastymix Records in 1988. Other popular hits include "Beepers" (1989)and "My Hooptie," (1990) a song about a car in disrepair. Probably the biggest hit by Sir Mix-A-Lot is the novelty song "Baby Got Back" (1992), which was a number one hit. Sir Mix-A-Lot has tended to write, arrange, program, perform, and produce his own music.


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