b. Steven Spence, Seattle, Washington, USA. Rapper who first came to fame as Sir Mix-A-LotGÇÖs 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 1988GÇÖs 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, GÇÿBack To BoomGÇÖ, GÇÿSeatown BallersGÇÖ and GÇÿPrisoner Of IgnoranceGÇÖ. 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. GÇÿIGÇÖm trying to show IGÇÖm a down to earth guy, itGÇÖs more of what IGÇÖm all aboutGÇÖ. The b-side of the albumGÇÖs promotional single, GÇÿRide The RhythmGÇÖ, was GÇÿThe Way I SwingGÇÖ. This was a duet with the Seattle MarinerGÇÖs all-star centerfielder, and SensationGÇÖs sporting idol, Ken Friggy Jnr.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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