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Band: Sir Mix-a-Lot
Date: Saturday, April 7, with doors at 8 p.m.
Venue: Midnight Rodeo, 7790 Tanner Road, www.midnighrodeomob.com
Tickets: $17.50-$30, available through Ticketfly
Midnight Rodeo is shaking off its honky-tonk sensibilities for a night of rump shaking on the dance floor, courtesy of Sir Mix-a-Lot.
Thirty years ago, this hip-hop legend used his debut album “Swass” to jump into the national spotlight, demonstrating his versatility and hip-hop innovation. Offbeat songs such as “Buttermilk Biscuits” and “Square Dance Rap” were instant hits. As hip-hop and heavy metal began to join forces, Sir Mix-a-Lot collaborated with Metal Church on “Iron Man.”
The 1992 album “Mack Daddy” included the single for which Sir Mix-a-Lot is most famous: “Baby Got Back.” This anthem to the posterior spent weeks at No. 1 and earned him a Grammy for “Best Rap Solo Performance.” From radio to television, the shelf life of “Baby Got Back” has never expired, continuing to introduce new generations to the world of Sir Mix-a-Lot.
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