Sometimes I would be on conference calls: I met with a potential director and we talked about what I wanted the girls to look like. Problems playing this file? You could have the highest cheekbones in the world, but if you were a little more broad at the beam, forget it. I thought that the song objectified women, but it made me laugh, and I thought it would be fun.
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Dana and I leafed through a book about Jean-Paul Goude, a French fashion photographer who happened to be ass-obsessed. Sometimes I would be on conference calls: I was nervous because my music had previously been on an independent label, where the threshold for success was very low.
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Then I had a meeting with Mix-a-Lot to talk about the concept. I made the gold shorts and the banana skirt see image below. It also helped put Seattle hip-hop on the map, and in ogt process making Sir Mix-A-Lot our first rap superstar. Ha ha, only if she's 5'3". Hell, I got the idea sitting up here listening to old Parliament records: I just went with it; this was my job.
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Even white boys got to shout Baby got back! But his was the loudest voice for this cultural overthrow of the Euro-centric beauty aesthetic, in favor of something more akin to what America would like twenty years hence: Rick Rubin Sir Mix-a-Lot.
It was a good-looking ass; if it was real, I would have hit it! The song debuted at number 75 on the Billboard Hot chart dated April 11, and hit number one twelve weeks later. I think I may have come up with the Josephine Baker and Madonna references, and with the white guy nervously loosening his tie.
I thought it was the second worst song on the record. Hip hop dirty rap bounce. US Billboard Hot . Mix pulled a glock on me, because I challenged the way he was dressed for art direction purposes, and he freaked out on me.
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My friend and I would constantly do that voice back and forth as a joke: She's just so black! So the dancers would come in for the audition, and I had to snap a polaroid of their butts. You should celebrate having a song that damn big. The first verse begins with "I like big butts and I cannot lie" and most of the song is about the rapper's attraction to women with large behinds. Sprung On The Cat. For the casting of all the dancers, Mix and his friends wanted to have butt approval.
There was one change he suggested: In the song's prelude there bby a conversation between two presumably thin, white Valley girls. I loh with a potential director and we talked about what I wanted the girls to look like.
I realized that I was fighting an uphill battle with Bernstein: I loved the video and remember working closely with Adam on the nuances of the edit. The last was in Panama City, Florida, and there were so many people there that the balcony collapsed.
Black men like curves.