Anthony Ray (born August 12, 1963), better known by his stage name Sir Mix-a-Lot, is an American MC and producer based in Seattle, Washington. The founder of the Nastymix record label, he debuted in 1988 with Swass. Sir Mix-a-Lot is best known for his 1992 album Mack Daddy and its Grammy Award-winning single 'Baby Got Back.' In 1986, Sir Mix-a-Lot and his DJ, Nasty Nes founded the Nastymix record label. His first hit, released in 1987, was the single 'Posse on Broadway,' whose title referred to a street in Seattle's Capitol Hill district. The Godzilla remix of 'Posse on Broadway' contained a sample from David Bowie's 1975 hit 'Fame,' but neither the album version nor the original seven-inch edit version (which was used for the video) used the Bowie sample. Swass, his debut album, was released in 1988, with two other singles: 'Square-Dance Rap' and a hip hop cover of the Black Sabbath song 'Iron Man' backed by the band Metal Church.
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