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March 30, 2010


sandra bullock



I recently wrote about N.O. "sissy" rap, by gay cross-dressing rappers:

I think THIS is the kinda thing WFMU types can dig.


Well Jesse, if you USED to love Hip Hop, than I wouldn't really venture to justify this as that, and hold it up against anything that claimed to be that.

This is New Orleans Bounce-Rap, something different. Yes, Juvenile's a rapper, but his tradition (that for instance can be heard in the melody of the chorus on Ha) comes from a much older musical lineage than Hip Hop. (C'mon, y'all don't just love the shuffle snares?)

Mr. Fab is right, I should probably highlight other parts of the contemporary scene to give a fuller understanding to the genre, and I hope that before judging the music I posted, you check the links I highlighted. Nevertheless, I already have an idea for a post to give a more rounder genealogical picture.

While I do personally enjoy Juvenile's and Cash Money's music, I really wanted to highlight what is a fairly significant moment in American cultural history, the national breakthrough of Cash Money records, and touch on the environment that produced them, and why their success is significant.


Cash Money Forever!


I love Bounce. I think the Coupe Decale connect is a very good one to make, as well as to all the other styles that rely on rythmic flow created by a minimal set of electronic instruments. No border between this sort of stuff.

I started out at the obscurist end, falling for DJ Jubilee off some radio show and then going straight for a Take Fo' compilation. I'm just recently discovering the Cash Money stuff and wish I'd paid more attention at the time!


I sing "Ha" at least once a day.

dave quam

Fuck the haters Boima, New Orleans bounce and rap is some of the best. I have a lot of it and was so psyched when I first heard it. BIG New Orleans music fan, and I never really thought of it along with Coupe Decale like you did. There is so much steaming from the Caribbean especially in the music, I mean if New Orleans birthed jazz (or jass as it was first called), Haiti was the father. I actually got into hip hop through Cash Money when I was in like 4th grade through my cousin, at least got more into it.

CANNOT forget about the Mardi Gras Indians too! While not actually being there to experience it might be a problem, the Wild Magnolias and Wild Tchoupitoulas records are fantastic.

There is a chance I might actually move there in the near future, some friends just moved there and love it.

special tommy

i have a mix CD i made many years ago -- at a particularly inspired point it segues from Beatles "Helter Skelter" into Juvenile's "Ha" into Six Finger Satellite "Human Operator"

it's about the best fucking mix i've ever made

i'd like to recommend the JD MONEY & SOLE track "WHO DAT?" as well.

miami, priority records, good skittery beats


ya ya ya ya ya ya

special tommy

i just found out that JD Money single was produced in 1999 by the same guy that did Beyonce's "Single Ladies."

damn he rich.

Martin Luther King Jr.

I am in heaven, weeping.


Whats he saying about Jews?

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