Sir Mix-A-Lot is coming to town next month and we’ve got tickets to the sold out show! That’s right, Seattle based hip-hop legend Sir Mix-A-Lot will be performing at Wild Buffalo on October 20th. If you missed your chance to get your tickets, Bellingham Dental Group is here to help. Simply ask us the next time you’re in the office if we have any tickets to the show. If we still have tickets, consider them our gift to you.
Local fans already know the show has been sold out for weeks. And for good reason. 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 rap’s great D.I.Y. success stories.
Coming from a city 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 Rubin’s Def American label coupled with an exaggerated, parodic pimp image to carry him into the mainstream.
Sir Mix-A-Lot was actively rapping in the early ’80s and co-founded the Nastymix record label in 1983 with his DJ, Nasty Nes, who also hosted Seattle’s first hip-hop radio show. His first single was 1987’s “Posse on Broadway,” which referred to a street in Seattle, became a local hit, and paved the way for his first LP, 1988’s Swass, which also featured the popular novelty “Square Dance Rap,” and a Run-D.M.C.-style cover of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” with backing by Seattle thrashers Metal Church.