Seattle rapper Anthony Ray, a.k.a. Sir Mix-A-Lot, recently spoke to The Onion A.V. Club about his collaboration with METAL CHURCH on the track "Iron Man" (based on the BLACK SABBATH song of the same name) from his 1988 album "Swass". "In retrospect, I really don't like that song, and I'm very honest about why: It was an obvious attempt at trying to capitalize on what RUN-D.M.C. was doing," he said. "When things are that obvious, they're kind of cheesy, and I wish I hadn't done it. But you learn from it. I love rock, though. Now more so than then. I'm going to do a rock album, but it won't be that kind of shit. It'll be a rock-remix album.
Asked if his version of "Iron Man" was one of the first rap-rock songs after the AEROSMITH/RUN-D.M.C. collaboration on "Walk This Way", he said, "It was. [RUN-D.M.C.'s] 'King Of Rock' was a big deal, but I wanted to do something harder, metal stuff. I love heavy metal, hard shit. I'm the guy you see at Ozzfest. I wanted to do something a lot harder, but at that time, I think it was a little disrespectful to hip-hop, and a little disrespectful to rock. RUN-D.M.C. could do it, but I don't think anybody else at that time should have been doing it."
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