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An Oral History of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back’ Video…

As soon as he heard the finished track, he said, “People are gonna be talking about this twenty years from now.”

Really, how frequently are you sitting around contemplating the cultural shift early 90s hip-hop videos caused? Frequently? Me, not so much, unfortunately. Thanks to Longform.org — an essential non-fiction jumping off point — I stumbled on an oral history of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” video featuring commentary from the MC, the legendary visionary Rick Rubin, and the video’s director, Adam Bernstein.

The video with its 50 foot yellow/gold ass, blatant sexual innuendo, and enough tail to even make white boys shout paved the way for racier, in-your-face videos. And oh, it let the masses know that a waif isn’t sexy. Nor will ever be.

Essential reading….

‘And I Cannot Lie’; The Oral History of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back Video

 

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