Sir Mix-A-Lot provided a chance for the audience of the Seattle Symphony to shake it up on stage when he performed his hit single "Baby Got Back" during one of their recent events on Friday, June 6.
The 50-year-old rapper's appearance, which can be seen here (Warning: Video contains expletives) was part of Seattle Symphony's Sonic Evolution series.
According to the Symphony's website, the event "celebrates the past, present and future of music with brand-new symphonic compositions inspired by icons Bill Frisell, Ray Charles and Sir Mix-A-Lot, written by composers Luís Tinoco, Du Yun and Gabriel Prokofiev."
"Something you really should not do, but since tonight is orchestral movements from the hood night, I'm going to leave some of this open if a couple of ladies would like to get up on the stage," Sir Mix-a-Lot, whose real name is Anthony Ray, said. And boy, did a lot of ladies go on stage for this song.
Gabriel Prokofiev, a composer and producer who composed the orchestral version of "Baby Got Back" used at the event wrote on his blog, "So my aim with this new Sir Mix-A-Lot inspired Orchestral work was to really get inside the musical mind of Sir Mix-A-Lot; to understand how his rhythms, textures, sounds and harmonies worked, and to create a contemporary orchestral composition that was true to the music of Sir Mix-A-Lot."
He added, "My aim was to make an orchestral fantasy that evolved out of the wildest musical elements of Sir Mix-A-Lot, and took all the central elements of his music into a contemporary classical orchestral setting."