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Sir Mix-a-Lot

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Tom McCall Waterfront Park Southwest
Sat., June 3, 8 p.m. 2017 21+

$10-50

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With the resurrection of Becky-related disses, it’s high time we pay homage to the artistic ingenuity that birthed the beloved adage. Exactly 25 years ago, hip-hop royalty Sir Mix-A-Lot made Becky a household name when he dropped the classic hit “Baby Got Back”—an ode to big booties everywhere. The track opens with a white girl scoffing at the bodacious bod of a Black woman in true Becky form. Sir Mix-A-Lot has laid low in the quarter of a century since the slang was cemented into our lexicons, but he reentered the world of radio last year with his fire programming, “Explicitly Old School,” which you can hear weekdays at noon on 107.5 in Portland. His last release came out about a decade ago, and we’re still waiting on the comeback album he promised in 2010. Luckily, keeping up with the Mix-A-Lot is cake, whether you choose to catch him on the airwaves or at the Waterfront Rose Festival for the third year in a row. EMILLY PRADO

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