Today in Hip-Hop: Sir Mix-A-Lot Drops “Baby Got Back”

On this day, May 7, in hip-hop history... 1992: Sir Mix-A-Lot releases the single "Baby Got Back." Leading up to the song's release, the Seattle rapper signed with Rick Rubin's Def American Recordings after his 1988 debut release Swass was certified platinum in 1990. Upon its release, "Baby Got Back" - the second single from his third album Mack Daddy - became an instant hit and held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for five straight weeks. The rap about Sir's love for a woman's behind was both funny, sexy and catchy and the song earned Mix-A-Lot a Grammy Award for Best ...

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