What Did the Rapper Who Inspired ‘Anaconda’ Think of Nicki Minaj?

by Jeremy Spirogis
What Did the Rapper Who Inspired ‘Anaconda’ Think of Nicki Minaj?

“Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj is likely one of the most well-known rap songs of the 2010s. It samples Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” probably the most well-known rap songs of the 1990s. What does Sir Mix-a-Lot consider Minaj and “Anaconda”?

Nicki Minaj attends The 2019 Met Gala | Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic

The delivery of ‘Anaconda’

The derriere has impressed quite a few rap songs and songs from different genres. Minaj made her personal ode to the posterior, “Anaconda,” again in 2014. It solely made sense that “Anaconda” sampled what is maybe the definitive hip hop tune on the topic: “Baby Got Back.” Surprisingly, Sir Mix-a-Lot was within the room as Minaj was reworking his tune into one thing new.

In a 2014 interview with Billboard, Sir Mix-a-Lot defined how “Anaconda” was born. “Nicki got my manager’s number through Universal, we both have deals with Universal, and she got on the phone with us one night. It was just old school vibing. She had this idea she was feeling pretty good about.”

He continued “We had already told her it was cool to use it [but] she called back saying she wanted to change something about the chorus. She ended up coming up with all the ideas. Next thing I know, the song was done.”

What does Sir Mix-a-Lot consider Nicki Minaj?

Nicki Minaj attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

In spite of what Minaj’s detractors say, Sir Mix-a-Lot was very impressed with Minaj for working arduous. “One thing I’ll say about her is she’s a beast in the studio. I think sometimes, people look at the sexy stuff and they think she shows up and does her vocal time and then leaves…I was very impressed with her work ethic.”

Sir Mix-a-Lot mentioned “I really like it and it’s funny because some people tell me, ‘oh, that’s not the meaning of ‘Baby Got Back,’ because it’s not ‘Baby Got Back!’ Don’t get me started on that. But, when I first heard it, I really liked it.”

He elaborated “I liked the change in feel. She did a lot of things, like at one point she really slowed the track down at half-speed and then went back to full speed. It was pretty fun. It was a cool song.”

‘Anaconda’ introduced Sir Mix-a-Lot an enormous amount of cash

Sir Mix-A-Lot performing | Suzi Pratt/WireImage

Sir Mix-a-Lot has each cause to love “Anaconda” on a creative degree. It’s a enjoyable tune that retains the partly-silly partly-risque spirit of his musical output alive. He additionally has each cause to love the tune on a monetary degree.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, 25% of the earnings from “Anaconda” will possible go to Sir Mix-a-Lot. Considering the tune was an enormous hit which has already been used within the musical movie Sing and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he’s most likely already made a killing off the tune. Since Minaj and “Anaconda” are extremely fashionable, there’s a very good likelihood Sir Mix-a-Lot stands to revenue off the tune for the remainder of his life. Successful like that’s each songwriter’s dream come true.

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