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Baller Alert’s Today In Hip-Hop:  Sir Mix-a-Lot Released “Baby Got Back” 26 Years Ago

On May 7, 1992, 26 years ago today, Sir Mix-a-Lot released the hit song “Baby Got Back.” The song was written and featured on his album “Mack Daddy.”
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Back in the early 90’s a lot music was banned due to sexually explicit lyrics about women. “Baby Got Back” caused a lot of controversy with its outspoken and sexual lyrics. The video for the song was also banned briefly by MTV.

 

It was the second best-selling song in the U.S., with sales of 2,392,000 physical copies in 1992. In 2008, the song ranked number 17 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
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The song debuted at number 75 on Billboard Hot 100 chart on April 11, 1992 and went to number one.
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In 2014, “Baby Got Back” resurfaced with Nicki Minaj’s single “Anaconda” from her third studio album, “The Pinkprint.”
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How old were you when you first heard the song?

 

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