This guy has Sir Mix-A-Lot's old phone number, and his text messages are more fun than yours

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Stop Dialing 1-900-MIXALOT: Seattle Man Gets Sir Mix-a-Lot's Texts

Jonathan Nichols, a law student at Seattle University, knew something was up when he started getting calls from the Lamborghini dealership back in 2012. Then came the pictures of bikini-clad women, the offers of backstage passes, and the party invitations. The calls and texts trickled in slowly until August 12, when he told the Seattle Times his phone started "blowing up off the hook." Nichols did some Googling and discovered that the Seattle rapper Anthony Ray, better known as Sir Mix-A-Lot (of "Baby Got Back," "Posse on Broadway," and Rhyme Cartel Records fame), was born August 12. "That's when it all made sense," he said.

Nichols, who's originally from El Paso, was about to graduate, and he'd gotten a local Seattle number to prepare for the job search ahead. Without warning him (or Mix, for that matter), Verizon gave Nichols the rapper's old cell-phone number. When the Times' Nicole Brodeur informed Mix of the snafu, he simply said, "Poor fella."

He also had some advice for Nichols, who's so far resisted any of the tempting offers meant for Mix:

"Don't check any text messages in front of your wife," Mix advised. "That would be the first thing. And don't answer any texts by saying 'Yes,' because people take 'Yes' differently with me. And usually you end up opening your wallet."

And one request:

"Tell him any really sexy pictures — little in the middle, and if she's got much back — give them the new number."

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This guy has Sir Mix-A-Lot's old phone number, and his text messages are more fun than yours
Sir Mix-A-Lot (aka Anthony Ray) performing at United Kingdom, Fresh, Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom, on 19 July 1986. (Photo by David Corio/Redferns)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - August 02 Sir Mix-a-Lot backstage at KMEL Summer Jam 1992 at Shoreline Amphitheater. Event held on August 2, 1992 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
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Sir Mix-a-lot at the Teatro in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 11: Sir Mix-a-Lot performs on stage at KeyArena on December 11, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 11: Sir Mix-a-Lot (Anthony Ray) performs live at Key Arena on December 11, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/FilmMagic)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 11: Sir Mix-a-Lot (Anthony Ray) performs live at Key Arena on December 11, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 14: Sir Mix-a-Lot attends the Accelerator Presentation during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at the Hilton Austin on March 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by James Goulden Photography/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Senior writer at Fast Company Mark Wilson and recording artist Sir Mix-A-Lot attend the Fast Company Grill During SXSW - Day 3 on March 16, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Fast Company)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Recording artist Sir Mix-a-Lot attends VH1's 5th Annual Streamy Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Dick Clark Productions)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Recording artist Sir Mix-a-Lot performs onstage at VH1's 5th Annual Streamy Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Dick Clark Productions)
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