Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot teamed up with the Seattle Symphony on Friday to give his classic ode to backsides, “Baby Got Back,” a symphonic makeover.
"Something you really should not do, but since tonight is orchestral movements from the hood night,” Sir Mix-A-Lot told the crowd at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on June 6. “I’m going to leave some of this open if a couple of ladies would like to get up on the stage. I don’t touch. We will not bite unless you want us to.”
The concert was part of the Seattle Symphony's Sonic Evolution project, which aims to combine classical music with Seattle’s homegrown musical icons, according to NBCnews.com. “Baby Got Back” was orchestrated by London-based composer Gabriel Prokofiev.
"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," Prokofiev wrote on his blog.