Sir Mix-a-Lot

(Anthony Ray)

Sir Mix-a-Lot
Sir Mix-a-Lot
  • Born: August 12, 1963
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Rapper, Songwriter, Producer

10

Quotes

0

Citations

2

Concepts

0

Videos

Anthony Ray, better known by his stage name Sir Mix-a-Lot, is an American rapper and recording producer. He is best known for his hit song "Baby Got Back". Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, he grew up in Seattle's Central District and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1981. Early on, Sir Mix-A-Lot had an ear and a passion for music. Soon after high school he began DJing parties at local community centers. By 1983 Mix-A-Lot had begun playing weekends regularly at the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club in South Seattle. Soon he moved locations and started throwing his parties at the Rotary Boys and Girls Club in the Central District. It was there that he met ‘Nasty’ Nes Rodriguez, a local radio DJ and host of Fresh Tracks, the West Coast's first rap radio show on Seattle station KKFX (KFOX).

Quotes About
Author Quote
Quotes
Quote Topics Cited
After 'Return Of The Bumpasaurus' in '96, I just got away from music for, like, a year. Literally, I think I produced two songs in a year. I was totally kicking it, running around. Music, Chants & Rapps
I follow politics in a big way, and always have since I was a kid. I've got opinions, but they're opinions on both sides - not just anti-Republican, which is a real popular thing for a rap artist to do. If you dis Republicans, nobody will get mad. I think the two-party system sucks. It's absolutely ignorant. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I have never met a successful person who talked about failing. The glass is always half full. I don't even like being around negative talkers.
I love listening to old school stuff. I listen to some new cats out here, but I'm really into, like, Tech N9ne and his clique; I really like Eminem and those guys - cats that got real flow: I really connect with that. But I do love rock. I love a lot of electronica because I love programming synthesizers. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I never envisioned being number one for five weeks, knocking Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men off the charts. That's the scariest thing and the greatest thing that ever happened to me.
I think what's beautiful when you're looking at artists like Macklemore and you're looking at artists like Ayron Jones, they're proud of Seattle and they're bringing it back. Seattle's a real music town. When you act ashamed of that, you should be pushed outta the game as far as I'm concerned. Music, Chants & Rapps
I'm not really a Democrat or a Republican, but I don't like rhetoric.
In hip-hop, what you have is you have a lot of formulaic-type bands or rappers that come up. They saw something on the radio, and they want to mimic that formula. And that's just boring. I don't wanna record something just to make money; I want to record something to enjoy it and have fun because I'm a music lover. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Money, Coins & Minting
Pop concerts create an audience for Pops concerts, not an audience for classical symphonic concerts.
Successful people jump at opportunity and take advantage of it.