Sir Mix-A Lot’s “Baby Got Back” Remixed by Library to Encourage Reading
A Virginia library is trying all kinds of cool ways to get people reading, including flipping Sir Mix-A-Lot's raunchy 1992 hit "Baby Got Back" into a rhyme that encourages people to get their read on.
Christine Brantley, the Virginia Beach Public Library's community relations and development manager is good for making timely displays to "infuse some fun into the library."
She tells ABC News, "We use displays primarily to promote our library collections and to help people find things that they may not see when they're on their regular shelf."
Her latest display, a play on Sir Mix-A-Lot's classic "Baby Got Back" really has people talking though. Instead of the normal lyrics in which the Seattle rapper speaks on his love for wholesome backsides, the staff remixed the display to read something more fitting. "I like big books and I cannot lie. You other readers can't deny. When a book walks in with big plot base and a big spine in your face you get interested. Want to get out your notepad because you noticed that book was dense," it reads reads.
"Baby Got Back" has enjoyed mounds of success not only in the music realm, it reached No. 1 on Billboard charts, but in pop culture as well in the 24 years since it's release. The song has been used in multiple commercials and spoofed several times.
Nicki Minaj famously gave the song new life when she sampled the track on her hit song "Anaconda" in 2014.
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