Monday, June 09, 2014

Prokofiev, Sir Mix-A-Lot collaborate

Not Sergei Prokofiev, of course - he's dead - but his grandson, Gabriel, who is also a composer. And THE Sir Mix-A-Lot. They came together at the request of the Seattle Symphony, in order to do an orchestral version of Baby Got Back:

Not, perhaps, the greatest sentiment to tempt young (let's be honest, middle-aged) people to the orchestra ("hey! Everyone can enjoy classical music, although if you're a woman you might find the transportation of some of the shitty stuff hip hop does into the orchestra a bit of a turn-off.) But an interesting collaboration.