Sir Mix-A-Lot

About Swass

Swass is the debut album by Sir Mix-a-Lot. It was released in 1988 on NastyMix and re-released on CD by Def American Recordings. The album featured the singles "Posse on Broadway", "Square Dance Rap", "Iron Man" and "Rippn'". In 1990, the album received a platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. According to Sir Mix-a-Lot, the word "swass" originally was an inside joke with no meaning in itself. After the album's release, the word came to mean "Some Wild Ass Silly Shit". The hook of the song "Swass" is reprised in "Don't Cha" by Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes. 


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