Thursday, May 31, 2012

BOUNCE: Introduction

Hi folks, and welcome to the site that I have created as a companion to my book Bounce: Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012). My main objective with this blog is to create a space where readers can listen to some of the music that I discuss in my book. I have created continuous mixes to go with most of the chapters, and will post them below. Please be forewarned that I used the "street" versions of these songs when possible; many of them contain profanity and other language that may be offensive to some listeners. If you like the mixes, check out my article on the mutually influential relationship between New Orleans rap and brass bands on Nolabounce.com... here's a link to the mix I put together to go with it:



Please check back for updates and thanks for your interest in Bounce!

BOUNCE: Mix for Chapters 1 & 2

This is a continuous mix that I put together to go along with Chapters 1 and 2 of my book. I only included a small sample of the historical New Orleans music that I discuss in my first chapter, but I hope that you will take time to explore the city's rich musical legacy elsewhere. The remainder of the mix is correlated to Chapter 2, in which I discuss the early history of rap in New Orleans up to the beginning of the 1990s, when the local "bounce" style emerged. The song titles are listed below the embedded player.



TRACKLISTING

1. Mardi Gras Indians, 2005 (0:00 to 0:52)
2. Brass Band, 2005 (0:53 to 1:22)
3. Parlez, "Make It, Shake It, Do It Good!" (1:23 to 2:30)
4. Ninja Crew, "We Destroy" (2:31 to 4:32)
5. Gregory D & DJ Mannie Fresh, "Never 4-Get (Were I Come From)" (4:33 to 6:51)
6. MC J' Ro' J, "Let's Jump!" (6:52 to 10:19)
7. Gregory D & Mannie Fresh, "Where You From" (10:20 to 13:12)
8. Gregory D & Mannie Fresh, "Buck Jump Time" [12" version] (13:13 to 16:03)
9. Gregory D & Mannie Fresh, "Buck Jump Time" [album version] (16:04 to 19:06)
10. MC Thick, "Marrero" (19:07 to 20:57)
11. Bust Down, "Nasty Bitch" (20:58 to 22:05)
12. Bust Down, "Putcha Ballys On" (22:06 to 24:48)
13. Warren Mayes, "Get It Girl" (24:49 to 27:50)

If you're having trouble with the above file, try this one, compressed at 160 kbps for lower bandwidth users:

BOUNCE: Mix for Chapter 3

This is a continuous mix that I put together to go along with Chapter 3 of my book, which covers the years 1992-1994, a period when the "bounce" sound became a local favorite in New Orleans. The mix begins with songs produced outside of New Orleans that were used as some of the core samples and beats within the local style. It then moves to the pioneering bounce recordings from 1992, followed by a small sampling of the similar material produced in the subsequent two years. The song titles are listed below the embedded player.



TRACKLISTING

1. Orville Hall of the Showboys, from film Ya Heard Me? (0:00 to 0:20)
2. The Showboys, "Drag Rap" (instrumental) (0:21 to 1:54)
3. Cameron Paul's "Brown Beats" (1:55 to 2:20)
4. "Drag Rap" combined with "Brown Beats" (2:21 to 2:35)
5. MC T. Tucker & DJ Irv, "Where Dey At" (2:36 to 7:00)
6. Silky Slim, "Sister Sister" (7:01 to 9:08)
7. DJ Jimi, "(The Original) Where They At" (9:09 to 12:06)
8. "Bitches Reply" (from DJ Jimi album It's Jimi) (12:07 to 12:43)
9. MC E, "Lick the Cat" (12:44 to 13:35)
10. Juvenile, "Bounce (for the Juvenille)" (13:36 to 16:36)
11. Pimp Daddy, "Got 2 B Real" (16:37 to 18:27)
12. Everlasting Hitman, "Bounce! Baby, Bounce!" (18:28 to 20:19)
13. Lil Slim, "Bounce Slide Ride" (20:20 to 22:02)
14. Sporty T, "Sporty Talk-N Sporty '93" (22:03 to 23:02)
15. Da' Sha Ra', "Bootin' Up" (23:03 to 23:53)
16. DJ Jubilee, "Stop, Pause" (23:54 to 24:53)
17. Mia X, "Da Payback" (24:54 to 26:23)
18. Lil Elt, "Get the Gat" (26:24 to 27:54)
19. Devious, "Hey P-Poppers" (27:55 to 29:08)

If you're having trouble with the above file, try this one, compressed at 160 kbps for lower bandwidth users:

BOUNCE: Mix for Chapter 4

This is a continuous mix that I put together to go along with Chapter 4 of my book, which covers the years 1995-2000. The isolation of the bounce era was followed by a period of unprecedented national success for New Orleans-based artists and companies. During the second half of the 1990s, two local record labels, Cash Money and No Limit, rose to become the most successful rap independents in the nation. The song titles are listed below the embedded player.



TRACKLISTING

1. Mystikal, "Here I Go" (0:00 to 1:26)
2. Mystikal, "Not That Nigga" (1:27 to 2:51)
3. Mystikal, "Never Gonna Bounce" (2:52 to 3:35)
4. Magnolia Slim, "You Got It" (3:36 to 5:08)
5. Skull Dugrey, "Darkside" (5:09 to 6:23)
6. TRU, "I’m Bout It, Bout It" (6:24 to 9:47)
7. Ms. Tee, "Gangsta from tha Hood" (9:48 to 12:00)
8. UNLV, "Eddie Bow" (12:01 to 13:44)
9. BG’z, "Thrill B’G" (13:45 to 15:22)
10. Juvenile, "Solja Rag" (15:23 to 16:32)
11. Juvenile, "Ha" (16:33 to 18:42)
12. B.G., "Bling Bling" (18:43 to 20:58)
13. Hot Boys, "Cash Money Is an Army" (20:59 to 22:13)
14. Master P, "Hot Boys and Girls" (22:14 to 24:46)
15. 504 Boyz, "Wobble Wobble" (24:47 to 27:01)
16. Lil Wayne, "Tha Block Is Hot" (27:02 to 29:21)

If you're having trouble with the above file, try this one, compressed at 160 kbps for lower bandwidth users:

BOUNCE: Mix for Chapter 5

This is a continuous mix that I made to accompany Chapter 5 of my book, which covers the years 2000-2005. After the groundbreaking success of the late 1990s, New Orleans’s rap scene quickly faded into the background of the national music industry. While a very small number of New Orleans-based artists were able to reach wider audiences, many of them—including a growing cohort of openly gay “sissy” rappers—chose to make music geared towards the distinctive tastes of local audiences. The song titles are listed below the embedded player.



TRACKLISTING

1. Soulja Slim, "Make It Bounce" (0:00 to 1:16)
2. Lil Wayne, "Go D.J." (1:17 to 2:54)
3. Juvenile, "Slow Motion" (2:55 to 4:23)
4. Choppa, "Choppa Style" (4:24 to 6:30)
5. UNLV, "Bootie Bop" (6:31 to 7:41)
6. Hot Boy Ronald, "Walk Like Ronald" (7:42 to 9:05)
7. Katey Red, "Y2Katey: The Millenium Sissy" (intro) (9:06 to 9:19)
8. Katey Red, "Melpomene Block Party" (9:20 to 10:45)
9. Katey Red, "Local New Orleans" (10:46 to 11:05)
10. Katey Red, "Y2Katey: The Millenium Sissy" (11:06 to 11:44)
11. Big Freedia, "A’han, Oh Yeah" (11:45 to 12:37)
12. Big Freedia, "Gin In My System" (12:38 to 13:46)
13. Katey Red & Big Freedia, "Stupid" (13:47 to 15:11)
14. Chev, "F@%k Katey" (15:12 to 16:14)
15. Juvenile, Wacko, Skip, "Nolia Clap" (DJ Chicken remix) (16:15 to 17:36)
16. Destiny’s Child, "Independent Women" (DJ Chicken remix) (17:37 to 18:34)
17. Peacachoo, "Mario Grindin" (18:35 to 19:04)
18. 2Pac, "Bounce Gangsta S**t" (DJ Duck remix) (19:05 to 21:17)
19. Gotty Boi Chris, "Bend Ova" (21:18 to 22:45)
20. Gotty Boi Chris, "Laard!" (22:46 to 24:05)
21. Dyme Gyrl Drell, "Ya Gotta" (24:06 to 25:10)
22. Nake Niggidy, "Getcha" (25:11 to 26:32)
23. 10th Ward Buck, "Fasta" (26:33 to 28:17)

If you're having trouble with the above file, try this one, compressed at 160 kbps for lower bandwidth users:

BOUNCE: Mix for Chapter 6

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