Sir Mix-a-Lot – Baby Got Back

Sir Mix-a-Lot, real name Anthony Ray, is an American rapper and songwriter. By far his best known single is this track, Baby Got Back, which reached number one in the US in 1992, selling over two million copies. The song has always been a source of controversy with its sexual lyrics and strong references to the female derriere, but remains world famous to this day.

The song is a celebration of the bigger booty, and it perhaps comes as no surprise that it remains popular to this day in an era where curves are being widely celebrated. There is an emphasis on African American women, and the notion that black men in particular are attracted to curvier women, although the song also acknowledges an attraction to curves among white men as well.

The track was sampled in the song “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, released in 2014.

 

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