Get ready for another '90s rapper to have a house-flipping show on DIY Network, the home to "The Vanilla Ice Project." On June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, DIY will premiere "Sir Mix-A-Lot's House Remix" a one-hour special that will show the "Baby Got Back" rapper buying and renovating a house in his hometown of Seattle.
According to an announcement from DIY, Sir Mix-A-Lot (whose real name is Anthony Ray) will transform a run-down house into "a modern, tech-savvy smart home" with a renovated kitchen, two new bathrooms and the addition of an entertainment room. The house will also feature a "smart panel" that can control the home's heat, air and lights.
Sir Mix-A-Lot commented in a statement: "I'm not just a rapper. These days, I'm flipping houses. 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."
"The Vanilla Ice Project" has been on DIY since 2010. The show features Vanilla Ice (whose real name is Robert Van Winkle) and his crew renovating homes to be "flipped," the real-estate term for buying a house mainly to sell it for a large profit, usually after extensive renovations are done.
Sir Mix-A-Lot has not released an album since 2003's Daddy's Home. However, he continues to do concerts, and he hosts the morning show on Seattle's urban music station Hot 103.7. And as he explained in a Vlad TV interview, he also makes a substantial amount of money from music publishing, when his songs are used in other songs or commercials. For example "Baby Got Back" has been used in commercials for Target and Burger King, and the song was heavily sampled in Nicki Minaj's 2014 hit "Anaconda."