It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and if nothing else can distract you from the sense of loneliness and overwhelming despair that follows you around, you might as well be dead. Alternatively, you can let Sir Mix-A-Lot help.
The Grammy-winning MC and producer, straight out of Seattle, WA, is making a stop at Eugene’s Cozmic Pizza this week and is bound to tear the place apart with “Baby Got Back,” one of the quintessential hip-hop songs and cultural touchstones of the early ’90s, right up there with slap bracelets, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, grunge music and Nelson Mandela’s release from a 30-year prison sentence.
Sir Mix-A-Lot’s modern revival is partially due to Nicki Minaj’s 2014 hit “Anaconda,” in which “Baby Got Back” serves as the tune’s bedrock. “Baby Got Back” came out 23 years ago, but Sir Mix-A-Lot’s tush fixation cannot be shackled by the restrictions of time. And as long as butts are in vogue, we will always hear that iconic intro, “Oh. My. God. Becky…”
Don’t think about relationships this Valentine’s Day weekend. Put everything else out of your mind. Just think about butts.
Sir Mix-A-Lot will be performing at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 at Cozmic Pizza (199 W 8th St). Tickets cost $23 at the door, $21 in advance.