Asked to write an orchestral piece for Seattle Symphony inspired by a musical icon, composer Gabriel Prokofiev settled on Sir Mix-a-lot, creator of the immortal 1992 hit Baby Got Back.
The new work will premiere on 6 June in - you guessed it - Seattle, with the legendary rapper himself making a special appearance.
Prokofiev tells The Quietus "he's quite humorous and a fun guy. So I'm orchestrating two of his most famous hits, and he's actually going to rap on stage with orchestra. He's got this rap persona but in reality he's the softest, he's only interested in mixing. His most famous hit is 'Baby Got Back' which starts, "I like Big Butts..." and so I'm doing a new piece based on the rhythms of his, of raps..."
The rest of the (long) interview is well worth a read for Prokofiev's observations on creating, promoting and performing classical music for a new kind of audience.