Sir Mix-A-Lot

When
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Where
Yoshi's San Francisco - Live Music & Japanese Restaurant
Time
10:30pm
Cost
$18 - $22
Tags
Music, Hip Hop

Description

"Baby Got Back" hip hop innovator
Friday, Nov 15 - open dance floor

10:30pm $18 adv, $22 door

Sir Mix-A-Lot parlayed a gonzo tribute to women with large buttocks into hip-hop immortality. But even before he struck crossover gold, Sir Mix-A-Lot was one of raps great D.I.Y. success stories. Coming from a city Seattle with barely any hip-hop scene to speak of, Mix-A-Lot co-founded his own record label, promoted his music himself, produced all his own tracks, and essentially pulled himself up by the proverbial American bootstraps. Even before Baby Got Back, Mix-A-Lot was a platinum-selling album artist with a strong following in the hip-hop community, known for bouncy, danceable, bass-heavy tracks indebted to old-school electro. However, it took signing with Rick Rubins Def American label coupled with an exaggerated, parodic pimp image to carry him into the mainstream. Perceived as a one-hit novelty, he found it difficult to follow his breakout success, but kept on recording, and even toured as part of a rap-rock supergroup called Subset, a collaboration with the Presidents of the United States of America.

Solo again, Sir Mix-A-Lot signed with the small Artist Direct label and released his sixth album, Daddys Home, in 2003; the lead single, Big Johnson, was a satire of men who exaggerated their manhood, written at the behest of female fans who wanted equal treatment in Mix-A-Lots sex rhymes.

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Call
415.655.5600 (Box Office)

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Location

  1. Yoshi's San Francisco - Live Music & Japanese Restaurant
    1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA