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  • blog September 22, 2017

    “An Orientation Towards Life:” Alix Chapman on the Politics of Bounce

    Dr. Alix Chapman is a professor of Comparative Women’s Studies at Spelman College. In his work, he uses anthropological methods to examine the social geography of bounce, contextualizing as a site of lived politics connected to both the broad historical … Read more »

  • blog September 7, 2017

    Let the Beat Build: A Bounce Rhythm Primer

    Bounce is a music defined by its beat. And while the genre has changed and evolved in the years since its birth in the early ’90s, the basic building blocks of that beat have remained  remarkably static. Although they may … Read more »

  • blog September 4, 2017

    A Drum Machine and Some Freedom: An Interview With Mannie Fresh

    Mannie Fresh–producer, rapper and DJ–is a true legend of hip-hop. The architect of the Cash Money sound, Fresh spent years perfecting bounce within New Orleans, before spearheading the label’s mainstream crossover, bringing southern hip-hop to the top of the charts, … Read more »

  • blog September 1, 2017

    Bounce: Cash Money Records

    Since 1998, Cash Money Records, the New Orleans-born label founded by Ronald “Slim” and Bryan “Baby” Williams, has been a rap giant. Bursting into the mainstream in 1998 on the backs of the Big Tymer’s bling-heavy hits and Juvenile’s lightning-fast … Read more »

  • hip-deep August 31, 2017

    Shake It Fo Ya Hood: Bounce, New Orleans Hip-Hop

    New Orleans, Louisiana is home to some of America’s greatest musical traditions, and plays an outsized influence on the evolution of everything from jazz through to r&b, rock and funk. Today, the city is still legendary for its second line brass bands … Read more »

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