WATCH: Sir Mix-A-Lot Raps ‘Baby Got Back’ With Seattle Symphony

"Baby Got Back:" Sir Mix-A-Lot with the Seattle SymphonyThe Seattle Symphony's critically acclaimed Sonic Evolution project creates a bridge between the Symphony and Seattle's storied reputation as launching pad for some of the most creative musicians on the popular music scene. Each year, in celebration of the past, present and future of our city's musical legacy, Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony commission world-class composers to write orchestral world premieres inspired by bands and artists that launched from, or are related to, Seattle. In addition to writing a brand new composition inspired by Seattle's own Sir Mix-A-Lot, composer Gabriel Prokofiev also orchestrated two of the legendary rapper's most famous hits for this year's concert, including "Baby Got Back," for which Sir Mix-A-Lot joined Ludovic Morlot and the Orchestra on stage at Benaroya Hall. —– Help support our music! Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: —– The concert followed the 2014 National Conference of the League of American Orchestras. Sonic Evolution is sponsored by CTI BioPharma Corp. Media Sponsor: KEXP Sonic Evolution is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony's New Music WORKS initiative, which is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music WORKS features commissions, concerts and educational activities that use composition as a catalyst for collaboration and engagement in music.2014-06-07T15:35:50.000Z

Well add this to the things you thought you’d never see.

Last Friday night, rapper Sir-Mix-A-Lot, famous for his 1992 booty anthem Baby Got Back, collaborated with the Seattle Symphony to perform an orchestral version of the song.

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Sir Mix-A-Lot’s collaboration with the symphony was part of “Sonic Evolution,” a project aimed at creating “a bridge between the Symphony and Seattle’s storied reputation as launching pad for some of the most creative musicians on the popular music scene.”

It also was a huge audience draw for people who don’t normally attend orchestra concerts.

And check out what happens when Sir Mix-A-Lot invites big-bootied audience members on stage to dance.


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