b. Steven Spence, Seattle, Washington, USA. Rapper who first came to fame as Sir Mix-A-Lotâ€™s DJ and keyboard player, before scoring a minor success with his own debut album. After graduating in 1988, he became part of the Sir Mix-A-Lot posse behind 1988â€™s platinum-selling Swass set. It encouraged him to embark on his own career, which was soon rewarded when his debut album provided three hit singles, â€˜Back To Boomâ€™, â€˜Seatown Ballersâ€™ and â€˜Prisoner Of Ignoranceâ€™. His self-aggrandising title was reflected in the cool braggadocio of much of the material on offer, but by the advent of a follow-up album there was a message behind the rhymes. â€˜Iâ€™m trying to show Iâ€™m a down to earth guy, itâ€™s more of what Iâ€™m all aboutâ€™. The b-side of the albumâ€™s promotional single, â€˜Ride The Rhythmâ€™, was â€˜The Way I Swingâ€™. This was a duet with the Seattle Marinerâ€™s all-star centerfielder, and Sensationâ€™s sporting idol, Ken Friggy Jnr.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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