Sir Mix-A-Lot, Seattle Symphony blow the roof off Benaroya

Sir Mix-A-Lot, Seattle Symphony blow the roof off Benaroya

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Sir Mix-A-Lot, Seattle Symphony blow the roof off Benaroya

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by SUSAN WYATT / KING 5 News

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Posted on June 7, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 9 at 8:48 PM

It was a wild night at Benaroya Hall on Friday when Seattle’s own Sir Mix-A-Lot performed with the Seattle Symphony.

The legendary rapper performed "Posse on Broadway" and "Baby Got Back."

For "Baby Got Back," he invited women from the audience to join him on stage.

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"What I want to do now, is something you really should not do, but since tonight is orchestral movements from the 'hood night, I'm going to leave some of this open, if a couple of ladies would like to get up on the stage," he said. "We will not bite unless you want us to."

Nearly two dozen enthusiastically danced as he performed his iconic rap.

 

"That was the most fun I've had in a long time," Sir Mix tweeted after the show.

The event was part of the critically acclaimed Sonic Evolution project, which aims to create a bridge between the Symphony and Seattle's reputation as a launching pad for some of the most creative musicians on the popular music scene.

Each year, 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 new composition inspired by 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.”

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