VIDEO: Sir Mix-A-Lot Twerks Ludovic Morlot's Seattle Symphony Orchestra with 'Baby Got Back' Arrangement from Gabriel Profokiev
To be fair, the Seattle Symphony did commission a work that won this year's Pulitzer Prize in music--Become Ocean by John Luther Adams.
Yes, the piece yielded great praise but didn't quite reach this kind of limelight.
Instead, the SS's late-20th century gem "Baby Got Back" has propelled the orchestra to stardom. Featuring a remix of the revered Sir Mix-A-Lot's chart-topper, the video below has been seen some 2 million times on YouTube.
(You know the original, of course. The one with that stellar opening line: "I like big butts and I cannot lie!")
Ludovic Morlot's band has gone viral, ruffling the feathers of many a classical musician who argue that the cover was neither jocular time-piece nor a salty gimmick...but downright misogyny.