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Sir Mix-A-Lot Performing in Missoula, Oct 24th [EVENT]

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Anthony Ray — better known as Sir Mix-A-Lot — is one of those rappers whose noggin is always spinning with a new idea, whether it’s music or tech-related.

It’s one of the big reasons the nearly half-century old performer is still bouncing between producing, as well as performing an eclectic mix of music.

His is a cross of hip-hop and rap, but Mix doesn’t like to stereotype his style because it keeps evolving.

According to the Top Hat press page -

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 — 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 Rubin’s 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.Sir Mix-A-Lot was born Anthony Ray in Seattle on August 12, 1963. An eclectic music fan but a rabid hip-hop devotee, he was already 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, not New York; it 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.

Sir Mix-A-Lot will bring his unique stage show to The Top Hat on October 24th with opening act, and Zoo FM DJ Aaron Traylor.

We will have free tickets to dish out in the days ahead during the 90′s at Noon. It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to become a Zootown VIP member to increase your odds of winning. Just sayin’.

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