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All posts with tag: Bounce

  • 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 August 29, 2015

    In Spite of Katrina: A Tribute to New Orleans, 10 Years On

    Given how intimately the name Katrina is tied to the subsequent devastation of New Orleans, it’s strange to remember that when the category three hurricane first made landfall, the city actually breathed a sigh of relief. The storm, which had originally looked … Read more »

  • blog August 12, 2015

    Frankyboy Murdafeen Keeps It Real

    Bounce, the unwaveringly infectious dance style from New Orleans, has produced a few nationally known stars, most notably the “Queen of Bounce,” Big Freedia. But mostly, bounce remains a distinctly local genre, and many bounce MCs never receive the attention … Read more »

  • blog December 30, 2014

    2014: Our Year in Mixes

    According to tradition, December at Afropop is taken up by a month-long discussion/argument about the best, worst, and most interesting music of the proceeding year. If you want to check out the results of our thoughts about the best releases … Read more »

  • blog December 18, 2014

    From Mannie Fresh to Sissy Nobby: NOLA Hip-Hop Archive Opens

    Anyone who has spent time studying American popular music knows the oversized shadow cast by New Orleans. From marching bands to jazz to r&b to funk to marching bands (again), the city’s musical community has been a tireless creative force … Read more »

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