NOLA Bounce Music


Bounce music is a type of hip hop that originated in the late 1980s in New Orleans, Louisiana. Repetitive call and response lyrics and a quick beat are some characteristics of b0unce music. The diverse culture if New Orleans is reflected in their music. Bounce music is usually based off the Brown beat or the Triggaman beat. The beats were created by DJ Cameron Paul and the Triggaman beat was created by the Showboys. Kevin Ventry, better known as MC T. Tuckers, is recognized as one of the first bounce artists. Magnolia Shorty was one of the most popular bounce artists and her music has been sampled by a lot of current hip hop artist. One current poular bounce artist is Big Freedia.

Bounce music beats have also been used by a lot of popular artists today which increased its popularity. One of my favorites would have to be “In my feelings by drake”. In this song you can hear the call and response chants as adlibs as well as an interlude where you can clearly hear the bounce beat. The video below provides the breakdown of the making of “In my feelings”

Another one of my favorites would have to be “Twerk” by the city girls. You can hear the triggaman beat within the first 20 seconds of the song. “Throw fits” by G-Eazy is also classified as a bounce track. I really like these songs because they are typically played and college gathering and they symbolize having fun. All of these songs that were well received by the black community exemplifies the big influence that bounce has had on today’s hip hop industry.

Overall, bounce music has proved to be a very influential genre of African American music. Bounce music is great music for dancing and having a good time. This genre will continue to be very important and one of my personal favorites.

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