We Traced The Noble Lineage Of Sir Mix-A-Lot
We’ve all enjoyed the works of Sir Mix-a-Lot over the years, but if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably found yourself wondering, “Exactly what did he do to earn a lordship, and what exactly is Sir Mix-a-Lot’s noble lineage?” The good MC would never appropriate the title of “sir” without the peerage to back it up, after all, unlike some supposed knights (we’re looking at you, Sir Anthony Hopkins). And because we here at Bunny Ears are incredibly concerned with whether people come from respectable families, we did a deep dive into Sir Mix-a-Lot’s family tree to get the not-skinny on his chivalrous background.
According to our research, the title of Sir Mix-a-Lot goes back centuries. The Mix-a-Lot line can be traced back dozens of generations to the first Sir Mix-a-Lot, who was awarded a lordship in his home parish of Mercedes in the land of Benz for saving a highborn lady from a band of escaped simps (then a common nickname for chimpanzees) with his pet anaconda. This is why the serpent is featured on the Mix-a-Lot family crest (pictured below).
Prior to this, the Mix-a-Lot clan were simple bakers. Though they lived quiet lives as commoners, they were famous the kingdom over for their artisanal buns, which they mixed daily. This is why the first Sir Mix-a-Lot chose the surname “Mix-a-Lot.”
The transition to nobility wasn’t easy for the Mix-a-Lot family. The social mores of their newfound peers were often lost on them. They simply couldn’t understand why some knuckleheads chose to hit ’em when they’d just as soon pull up quick to get wit ’em. However, while initially looked down upon for their preferences, they eventually became tastemakers, particularly in the realms of art and fashion.
That being said, they barely recovered from scandal when a favored son took up with a knock-kneed bimbo in the 17th century. But the Mix-a-Lots are nothing if not resilient. From that first throw-down, to the gigs of today, their legacy is long, strong, and down to get the friction on.
Tune in next time, when we investigate the brave deeds of Sir Elton John.