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ALBUM REVIEW

Sir Mix-A-Lot

Mack Daddy

Released February 1992

An undeniable classic. All Seattle rap today, in many ways, is indebted to, influenced by, a reaction to, or a refutation of Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s Mack Daddy and its mega-mega-mega-hit “Baby Got Back.” This rocket ship blasted off from the Emerald City space pad in 1992–during the pinnacle of grunge–and still sounds fresh today. A couple of years back I was lucky to catch Sir Mix’s semi-secret show in front of the Dick’s Drive-in on Broadway. And man, the guy is still on fire 24 years later.

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