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Studio album by Sir Mix-a-Lot
Released September 1, 1988 (1988-09-01)
Genre Golden age 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: August 13, 1986 (1986-08-13)[1]
  2. "Posse on Broadway"
    Released: September 25, 1988 (1988-09-25)[2]
  3. "Rippn' (with Kid Sensation)"
    Released: December 4, 1988 (1988-12-04)[3]
  4. "Iron Man (featuring Metal Church)"
    Released: June 8, 1990 (1990-06-08)[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)"*

* = song 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.