Sir Mix-A-Lot in the Seattle TimesFebruary 1, 2017
Sir Mix-A-Lot is coming to Nectar Lounge for two intimate performances on Thursday and Friday, February 2 and 3. The legendary Seattle MC will be laying it down the same year his hit tune “Baby Got Back” turns 25. Check out this excerpt from a recent Seattle Times article.
Anthony Ray — aka Sir Mix-A-Lot — still loves an intimate rap show, which is why the man who made the big butt immortal will perform at Seattle’s 475-person-capacity Nectar Lounge on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 2 and 3.
“I’ve been playing a lot of big arenas — especially over the last three years,” Ray says. “Don’t get me wrong, they’re cool and pay real well, but if you truly care about your craft then you gotta get in front of a crowd that’s right in your face.”
In other words, for Ray, live music is still very much about being up close with the people. And he’s noticed this same quality in other Emerald City (Hall of Fame) stalwarts.
“I saw Pearl Jam at KeyArena a few years back, and the show was sold out. So they did a bonus show the next night at the Showbox,” recalls the Seattle native. “That’s what I’m talking about! I like to get down and dirty — that’s where real performers are made. Give me James Brown in his prime in a theater that holds 800 people.”
And Nectar, specifically, says Ray, is the perfect place for face-to-face fun with fans.
“It reminds me of where I came from, what I love about performing,” says the rapper whose first hit, “Posse on Broadway,” rocketed him to stardom in 1988. But it was in the early 1990s — 1992 to be exact — when the name Sir Mix-A-Lot became a household name. This summer will mark 25 years since the phenom “Baby Got Back” hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard charts (it spent five weeks there; it was released May 7).
Make sure to grab a ticket to see Sir Mix-A-Lot on February 2 or 3. It will sell out!
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