Sir Mix-a-lot Launches ‘baby Got Back’ NFT Collection
Hip-hop legend Sir Mix-A-Lot is launching an NFT collection celebrating the 30th anniversary of his 1992 hit “Baby Got Back”. To translate his ideas into the NFT space, the rapper collaborates with META-X Studios. It is known that the joint collection was named NFT “BIT BUTTS”, which will go on sale on May 9th.
The collection consists of 6666 hand-drawn images. Despite the fact that the collection was made by the world’s animators, the rarest NFT tokens were drawn by the rapper himself.
The audacious project has a charitable purpose. Proceeds will go to the world’s most underfunded cancer fund, Sir Mix-A-Lot said. The rapper emphasizes, unlike BIT BUTTS, colorectal cancer is not a joke. A share of each sale will go to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending this life-threatening disease.
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“When the META-X team showed me what they were doing, there was no doubt for me. And as an artist coming into this new NFT environment, the idea of designing my own signature BIT BUTTS was exciting. Add to this the benefit of raising funds for such a great cause as the fight against colorectal cancer, and wow! I hope everyone enjoys grabbing the beautiful BIT BUTTS NFTs while helping others,” the rapper shared.
In turn, Joe Sichta, CEO of the studio with which the hip-hop legend collaborates, also shared the good news:
“NFT is a supercharged medium for storytellers. We chose BIT BUTTS as our debut launch because we all need a good laugh right now for a good cause.”
What’s more, following the announcement of their collaboration, Sir Mix-A-Lot and META-X Studios released a 1-minute teaser of the collection at the NFT LA show just recently.
“Baby Got Back” is a 1992 hip hop song written and recorded by American rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot. The musical composition appeared on his third album “Mack Daddy”. The song is inspired by Channel One’s 1986 Detroit techno single “Technicolor”. At first, the single was repeatedly condemned, but this did not stop him from breaking many music streaming records. Today this track is considered a cult. And in 2014, American rapper Nicki Minaj, in her equally popular track “Anaconda” , used a sample of the single “Baby Got Back” to tell the story that was laid down in the original track from the point of view of an unnamed woman, which became a kind of diss track on rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot.