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Studio album by Sir Mix-a-Lot
Released September 1, 1988
Genre Hip hop
Label Nastymix
Def American Recordings
Producer Sir Mix-a-Lot
Sir Mix-a-Lot chronology
Singles from Swass
  1. "Square Dance Rap"
    Released: 1986[1]
  2. "Posse on Broadway"
    Released: September 25, 1988[2]
  3. "Rippn' (with Kid Sensation)"
    Released: 1988[3]
  4. "Iron Man (featuring Metal Church)"
    Released: June 8, 1990[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[6]

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".[7]

The hook of the song "Swass" is reprised in "Don't Cha" by Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Buttermilk Biscuits (Keep on Square Dancin')"
  2. "Posse on Broadway"
  3. "Gold"
  4. "Swass"
  5. "Rippn'" (with Kid Sensation)
  6. "Attack on the Stars"*
  7. "Mall Dropper"
  8. "Hip Hop Soldier"
  9. "Iron Man" (featuring Metal Church)
  10. "Bremelo"
  11. "Square Dance Rap"
  12. "Romantic Interlude"
  13. "F the BS"*
  14. "Iron Man (True Metal Meltdown Mix)"*

* = songs not on the record release


Posse on Broadway



Iron Man

Square Dance Rap

F the BS

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ [4]
  5. ^ AllMusic review
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 741. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  7. ^ duBrowa, Corey (June 22, 2009). "Q&A with Sir Mix-a-Lot". Magnet. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ Sherburne, Philip (July 24, 2005). "Don't Cha Blink". The New York Times. Retrieved June 20, 2011.