Celebrities | Music | Pop Culture | 80s | 90s

It's Been 25 Years Since Sir Mix-A-Lot Was Hooked And Couldn't Stop Staring, But Where Did He Go?

- Page 1

There are few singers who are quite as iconic as Sir Mix-a-Lot. His song "Baby Got Back" came out all the way back in 1992, but it's still well known to this day. The thing is, does anyone know where he actually went? Sure, we still hear the song, but when was the last time you actually saw him?

Def American

Sir Mix-a-Lot is actually named Anthony Ray. He was born in Washington in 1963, and it was in the 80s when he developed his love of hip-hop music. He joined forces with Nasty Nes in 1983, and at only 20 years old, he co-founded the Nastymix record label. He released his first single "Posse on Broadway" in 1987 and made the Top 100 charts but quickly fell out of popularity.

His first album went platinum but that's not the one that people remember. They don't even remember his second album Seminar that was released in 1989. The only one that matters is the 1992 hit Mack Daddy.

Def America

The single "Baby Got Back" went double platinum and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. The song caused a bit of controversy, as MTV would only air the music video at night because of the adult themes. It seems a little ridiculous given that every 90s song is inappropriate, but I guess it made sense at the time.

But where did he go after his huge hit left the airwaves?

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks

Pop Culture

Bet You Didn't Know Julie Andrews Was The Reason Why Mia's Dad Was Killed Off In "The Princess Diaries"

Although we knew that the movie adaption of Meg Cabot's "The Princess Diaries" book series was a work of fiction, we still couldn't help but wish that we had a long-lost grandmother who would one day show up to rescue us from our boring life, and inform us that we were the princess of a European country called Genovia. VarietyThe dream has been slowly dying since the 2001 movie and its sequel were released. However, we still won't hesitate to watch the movie any chance we get and live vicariously through Mia Thermopolis. DisneyAnyway, in our quest to learn more

90s

Dana Carvey Was A Star We Were 'Not Worthy' Of, But What Happened That Made Him Vanish?

There are a lot of stars who completely fell out of the spotlight even though they seemed too big to fail. Whether they leave for personal reasons, medical issues, or just because they want to slow down, it's always interesting to take a look back and see where our old favorite celebrities went. Dana Carvey managed to become one of the biggest character actors of his time. After getting his big break on Saturday Night Live, Carvey seemed to be headed for success. He had many breakout characters but it all started with the Church Lady, who helped him become

Pop Culture

The Chilling Story Behind Jeff Buckley, A Rising Star Who Was Literally Swept Away

The sun was just beginning to set on a warm evening on May 29, 1997. Wolf River Harbor, a water channel of the Mississippi River, was calm and still. Memphis Riverfront30-year-old singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley was captivated by the serene surroundings, unable to keep his eyes off the tranquility as he waded into the water, while still wearing his boots, shirt, and pants. Then he began singing the chorus of Led Zeppelin's song "Whole Lotta Love," which is basically the name of the song repeated over and over again. And that's where his story ends, leaving millions of fans shocked and

80s

Which Major '80s Event Happened The Year You Were Born?

We are all products of our time, and many of us are who we are today because of the environment we grew up in. Which is interesting because we have no memory of the year we were born in. So for all those 80s kids out there, check out the biggest things that came from the decade (besides you)!1980 - Disco's PeakRolling StoneThis was the first, and only year that the award show offered a Grammy for Best Disco Recording. Might have been a good decision.1981 - A Royal WeddingDaily ExpressIt was a big year for British royalty,