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February 7, 2016

Jim McDermott’s (Brief) Rap Phase

(Jonathan D'Amato/Damato Photography)

(Courtesy Jim McDermott)

According to an aide to Rep. Jim McDermott, the Washington Democrat enjoyed his first Sir Mix-A-Lot concert earlier this month. But confidence is low that the jazz and folk rock fan will delve much deeper into the rap world.

McDermott first became aware of the Seattle-born rhyme spitter when faux conservative newsman Stephen Colbert attempted to pin him down about his preference of posteriors during a recent “Better Know a District” segment.

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His curiosity piqued, McDermott ventured over to Mix-A-Lot’s Nov. 2 show to see what all the fuss was about.

“It was interesting. But it was a bit loud for his tastes,” a McDermott spokesperson related about the overall experience. The aide added that McDermott certainly enjoyed meeting Mix-A-Lot — “He thought he was very nice” — but suggested that he’s more likely to stick with longstanding musical favorites Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis and Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.

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