By Patrick Fancher
Before Macklemore put the Seattle hip-hop scene back on the mainstream map, there was an iconic late 80s early 90s MC from the Emerald City who shared his fondness of women with big derrieres, Ferrari Testarossas, and much more with us. I’m referring to the mack daddy himself, Sir-Mix-a-Lot. And although his glory days are far behind him, it’s my pleasure to pass on word that he’s going to perform in Albany on Thursday, June 12.
In the eyes of some, Mix-a-Lot was nothing more than a one-hit wonder with “Baby Got Back.” But to many old-school rap fans, his commercial hit was simply the most MTV/radio-friendly on his list of memorable tracks. Songs like “Posse on Broadway,” “Swass,” “Testorossa,” “Jump on It,” and “You Can’t Slip” are better examples of this lyricist’s immense talent on the mic.
Doors will open at 9 p.m. with Albany’s own Poverty Posterboy and DJ EPS opening for Mix-a-Lot. Everyone should take this opportunity to see a legendary hip-hop artist in the flesh, and tickets are still available.
The Mix-a-Lot show is on Thursday, June 12 at Riley’s Billiards, 124 Broadalbin Street SW, Albany. Tickets are $25 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com and $40 at the door. This is a 21-and-over event.