Sir Mix-A-Lot Chats With Jackie & Bender

Sir Mix-A-Lot phoned into Jackie & Bender on KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Monday morning. He had a late night performing in Montana and called in late so they gave him a rough time. They then joked about his ‘Baby Got Back’ satirical ringtone and discussed their part in the local ‘Idol’ style singing competition, where Mix-A-Lot was a judge. Audio at kiss1061.com has since been removed.

Jackie & Bender Chat With Sir Mix-A-Lot

Jackie & Bender of KISS 106.1 in Seattle spoke with Sir Mix-A-Lot on Monday and Thursday earlier this week, where they spoke about a local version of ‘American Idol’ where he’s judging along with Bender. He says the woman with her the other night is an artist he’s producing for. The Thursday interview was on his 41st birthday. KISS1061.com has since removed the audio.

Mixing It Up With Sir Mix-A-Lot

Michaelangelo Matos of Seattle Weekly caught up with hometown veteran rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot and asked if he felt the need to compete with the way other rappers rhyme now. “Not necessarily increasing my tempo, but I feel it’s important, especially for old-school cats, to upgrade their skills,” he responded. “Guys that are still like, [one syllable at a time] ‘I-like-big-butts-and-I-cannot-lie,’ it’s like, goddamn, there are some guys still doing that. When I did it in ’92, it was sarcastic—it sounded old then.” Mix also weighed in on the current state of the industry. “If you watch it, the music business as we know it is over,” he said. “I think it’s good—$20 for a CD is ignorant; guys paying $50 to watch a rapper play for 15 minutes at the Paramount is stupid. That sh** has to stop. What you’re gonna have is guys like Tek 9, who’s totally independent, sold 350,000 records out of Kansas City, and he’s a millionaire. That’s where I’m at mentally.” Read more.

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