For our third installment of Subgenre Spotlight, we focus on New Orleans bounce a.k.a. NOLA bounce.
Originating in the early ’90s, bounce is an uptempo style of hip-hop that draws influence from Mardi Gras Indian chants and rhythms. Popular artists from the genre include Partners-N-Crime, Magnolia Shorty, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, and Big Freedia.
Browse our NOLA Bounce playlist below. As a bonus, we’ve also included The Showboys’ “Drag Rap,” as it’s the basis of many NOLA Bounce classics.