SEATTLE – Now in its third year, Seattle Symphony’s critically acclaimed Sonic Evolution project creates a bridge between the Symphony and Seattle’s storied reputation as launching pad for some of the most creative musicians on the popular music scene. In addition to writing a brand new composition inspired by Seattle’s own Sir Mix-A-Lot, composer Gabriel Prokofiev also orchestrated two of the legendary rapper’s most famous hits for this year’s concert, including “Baby Got Back,” for which Sir Mix-A-Lot joined Ludovic Morlot and the Orchestra on stage at Benaroya Hall.
Not since Mozart’s The Magic Flute has a classical performance spawned lyrics as thoughtful as “My anaconda don’t want none unless you’ve got buns, hun.” Anything goes during orchestral movements from the hood night. Next up: Dr. Dre’s Let’s Get High. The intro alone would attract a crowd that would scare half the symphony into crossing the street.
But the real takeaway from the video is the gaggle of white chicks on stage. Best stick to getting freaky with flutes at band camp, ladies. Everyone should’ve exited stage right once they saw the ho in the black dress meant business. What was the awkward turtle in orange dress thinking her jazz hands could compete front and center? The fight was over before it began.