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Sir Mix-A-Lot likes big homes and he cannot lie, his reality show won't deny

Little in the middle, but it’s got much closet space.
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It’s been more a year since we first reported on the tantalizing prospect of Sir Mix-A-Lot holding a hammer, eyeing a house, and saying, “Needs more ass,” but the time is finally here. Following in the proud footsteps of Vanilla Ice, the “Baby Got Back” rapper has joined the home improvement reality show game.

As explained in a press release from DIY Network, Sir Mix-A-Lot’s House Remix will follow the musician as he buys a run-down home, fixes it up, and then flips it. Sure, that may sound an awful lot like the roughly 483 other house-flipping shows currently on the air, but do those programs star a man who once rapped, “It’s real not drama, hate pet llamas / Met Clint Eastwood, slapped his momma”? They do not.


The hour-long special is set in Sir’s native land of Seattle, where Mr. Mix-A-Lot can show off not only his carpentry skills, but his hometown pride. “Seattle is my home, and it’s booming. It’s a music city, a tech hub and the hottest real estate market in the country.” Presumably, his seat on the Seattle Tourism Board is forthcoming. Over the course of the special, the presumably soon-to-be-renamed Sir Flips-A-Lot and his team will “gut an unsightly split-level into a modern, tech-savvy smart home. The property value will skyrocket after he opens up the main level, adds a gorgeous kitchen, incorporates two new bathrooms, and creates a spacious downstairs entertainment room.” No word on if this story has a happy ending, in which the rapper makes a tidy profit, thereby allowing him to remain long, strong, and down to get the friction on.

Sir Mix-A-Lot’s House Remix airs Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET on DIY Network.

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