Sir Mix-a-Lot is the name of the famous American rapper and recording producer. Ones who are unaware of this name, they might know his song “Baby Got Back” which was a hit. The 1980s saw the rise of Sir Mix-a-Lot to fame. There are more interesting bits in his life story which makes it worth reading. Here is a quick summary of the life and career along with the net worth of Sir Mix-a-Lot in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Anthony Ray is his birth name, and Sir Mix-a-Lot is his stage name. He was born on 12th August in 1963. Auburn of Washington is the place of his birth. Since childhood, he has been a great fan of hip-hop and rap music. This led him to his dreams of becoming an American Rapper. He was brought up by his mother who was a licensed practical nurse at the King County Jail. She didn’t earn much, only 6 or 7 dollars in an hour.
Despite all the financial difficulties, she made sure that Ray got a primary education and good schooling. Roosevelt High School was where he got his schooling from, while they lived in the East Yesler Way on 19th Avenue. One of his teachers showed him the option of music as a career for him.
Interestingly, he also had a liking for machines, electronics, and CB radio. He worked at a pinball arcade and did servicing of the devices. He also used to fix musical equipment.
There is not much to say about his own life. He is not married or doesn’t father any child. There is hardly any rumor about his affairs. His hobby is to fix machines and electronics. At present, he is a 55-year-old man with quite a lot of fame which he bagged all these years with his skills and creativity.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1983 he founded the record label named “Nastymix” with his partner Nasty Nas. His first hit was in 1987 known as “Posse on Broadway,” which was a single. It was a popular hit. His debut album named “Swiss” was out in 1988. 1990 was the year when “Swiss” was certified as platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
After he signed with the Def American label, he released another album of his in 1991 called Mack Daddy which is still a hit, and this reaches his peak of glory. The next year came the other hit Baby Got Back which acted as a trigger to his career. He won a Grammy Award in 1993 for this song for the Best Rap Solo Performance. In the after years he released many other hits and won other prestigious awards, etc. Dun $got About Mix was his recent release in 2011.
Net Worth & Earnings
Sir Mix-a-Lot has a net worth of $23 million which is mainly due to his successful music career of almost 30 years being a rapper and a record producer as well.
He belonged to the neglected and deprived section of the society, and still, he could attain such achievements in life. This proves that working hard cannot be substituted with anything and talent is an added gift to that.