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Mix also credited Rubin with the signature mute outs that were used to punctuate certain lines. But despite Rubin’s valuable feedback in building the song into something special and his proven track record for success, the Seattle rapper’s response to the finished product was lukewarm at first. “I didn’t like it, I thought it was going to piss everybody off,” he said in his Reddit AMA.

Once Mix went to work on his Def American debut Mack Daddy, “Baby Got Back” was the second-to-last song completed and submitted for review. It took several iterations before it was album ready after he sent the original demo to the label. “When I did ‘Baby Got Back’—initially it was a slow song like ‘Posse on Broadway,’” he explained in a September 2014 Reddit AMA. “And then I decided to make a fast version.”

Mix was so unenthusiastic about “Baby Got Back” that it wasn’t released as a single until April of 1992 despite Mack Daddy’s February release date. After Mack Daddy’s lead single “One Time’s Got No Case” didn’t make much of an impact, he consented and co-signed the release of his big butt anthem.

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Dorsey-Rivas’ and Mix’s annoyance with the commercial sparked an idea—Mix could turn their collective frustrations into an anthem for full-framed women. With Dorsey-Rivas providing vocals for the now-famous “Oh my god Becky look at her butt” opening, they went to work.

1989’s follow-up effort Seminar was certified gold and moved 700,000 units according to Mix, cementing his status as a rap legend in Seattle. “By the time he came out [nationally] he was almost kind of old to the people here,” veteran producer and Seattle native Jake One recalled in a 2009 entry from Andrew “Noz” Nosnitsky’s essential but short-lived “Local Product’ series for Cocaine Blunts. “He was everywhere. He had songs that were big that never even came out.”

(Click here to read the fascinating “Local Product” entry on Gary, Indiana with Freddie Gibbs and Gary pioneer Will Scrilla.)

The song was almost immediately embroiled in controversy when MTV briefly banned the music video, which featured the Seattle rapper rhyming on top a gigantic yellow ass. “We were trying to move away from MTV’s recent past, when videos showing slices of pie would drop into a girl’s lap, like in Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” were shown around the clock,” MTV’s former senior vice-president of music and talent Patti Galluzzi told Vulture.

2014 was one of the song’s best years in recent memory, as The Seattle Symphony performed a live version with Mix on vocals and Nicki Minaj used generous portions of the song her smash hit “Anaconda”. Mix is more than happy to let people re-imagine his work, as it results in more revenue and touring dates for him. “That’s what I like, man. Use it, use it, use it,” he told Danielle Harling in a 2014 HipHopDX interview when asked about Minaj’s hit single.

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Inextricably linked with his pop culture touchstone “Baby Got Back,” Sir Mix-A-Lot parlayed a gonzo tribute to women with large buttocks into hip-hop immortality, even despite his failure to score another hit of its magnitude. But even before he struck crossover gold, Sir Mix-A-Lot was one of rap’s great D.I.Y. success stories. Coming from a city — Seattle — with barely any hip-hop scene to speak of, Sir 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,” Sir 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 Rubin’s Def American label — coupled with an exaggerated, parodic pimp image — to carry him into the mainstream.

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