From the Sir Mix-a-Lot AMA on Reddit, 20 September 2014
While browsing Bacon Reader over the weekend, I came upon what looked like an interesting AMA (ask me anything). It was Sir Mix-a-Lot, and he introduced himself as follows: I’m Sir Mix-A-Lot, Artist, Producer, Engineer, Entrepreneur and Car Nut. AMA. I remember Mix-a-Lot talking about his Buick Regal and Porsche Gemballa back in the day. Knowing him to be a gearhead, I figured I’d check it out.
A NOTE ABOUT REDDIT: A lot of the clever automotive media you see these days tends to come straight from Reddit. For those unfamiliar (I’ve only been exploring for about a year, personally), Reddit is a social network wherein people share links to all sorts of interesting content on pretty much any topic. Users up- or down-vote things to the “front page,” where even the major media outlets tend to pick it up. Your typical Redditor (person who uses Reddit, since we all curate content) will be happy to give you examples of things you saw today which were on Reddit at least 48 hours ago.
Dear Mr. Sir Mix-A-Lot,
Praise: I’m 38 and I still know almost every lyric on Seminar, which I probably recite a good portion of each week in response to something… so mission accomplished – you’re etched into my psyche.
Question: This has been on my mind for the past 25yrs: Is the 69 Buick still rollin’?
Sir Mix-a-Lot replied:
I no longer own my ’69 Buick, hardcore dip, Exorcist vomit green. Nor do I miss that car. I had to put 2 gallons of water in it every morning just to get it to work.
Redditor ArmyOfMe asked:
Greetings, Sir. As a fellow car nut, I’m curious…what’s your dream car, and what’s your favorite car from your personal collection?
Sir Mix-a-Lot replied:
My dream car – I’m-ma give you 3. One dream car, one car i expect to have in the near future, and my favorite car I have right now.
My dream car, obviously: a Bugatti. That would be my dream. The reason I won’t buy one: two million dollars, and costs as much as a Lear Jet to maintain. YES. So Bugatti, fantasy car, if you want to buy me one, I’ll take it.
The car I’m probably going to own in the near future: Lamborghini Aventador. I’m thinking either off-black or Monterey Blue.
My McLaren. I have a McLaren MP4-12C, everybody just calls it a 12C. And that’s my favorite right now. When I get that Aventador, that’s going to change.
And, just because I thought it was funny, another redditor asked what it was like to be on the set of the Baby Got Back video…
One word: surreal. Remember now – I’m a brother from Seattle, so I walk into this place and there was a 45-foot paper mache ass in the middle of the room, first thing. Second thing: the director told me “You’re going to go on top of the ass, and you’re gonna rap from there.” So I tried to stand on the left cheek, that didn’t work, I tried standing on the right cheek, that didn’t work, so I stood in the crack delivering the song from up there, and I was wearing all brown. I was like a dancing turd, you know?
That was it, that to me, once I got used to standing in the 45 foot butt crack and rappin’ – what else could surprise me, right?
Anyway. I thought this was something neat anyone else who likes big butts might appreciate.