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DJ YRS Jerzy’s Wednesday Throwback: Sir Mix-a-Lot – “Baby Got Back”

Baby Got BackBy DJ YRS Jerzy
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

This year marks twenty one years since Sir Mix-a-Lot dropped his “Baby Got Back” single, which was included on his Mack Daddy album. A lot of people write Sir Mix-a-Lot off as a one hit wonder, but he was in the game for a while. Mack Daddy was actually his third studio album, but “Baby Got Back” was his biggest single.

“Baby Got Back” is so popular because most guys think that when they see a woman who’s got it in all the right places. Not to mention the “Baby Got Back” single starting the phrase of the same title that people still use. Had it not been for “Baby Got Back,” there would have been no “Birthday Song.”

Before Sir Mix-a-Lot, there was no mainstream Seattle hip hop scene. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are doing their thing, but Sir Mix-a-Lot opened that door. So, this week, it is Sir Mix-a-Lot who gets the tribute, simple as that and this was 1992’s second-best selling single.

Watch “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot below:

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