Lloyd H. What do sissy rappers, sandwiches and Home Depot have in common? It sort of blew my mind that not only was NPR able to find 30 seconds of bounce they could play on the radio, but that my mother of all people was expressing interest in hearing more. After she asked a few times to burn her a mix, I had to put my foot down. In fact, my holy trinity of Bounce—Katey Redd, Big Freedia and Sissy Nobby—proudly self identify as sissy rappers and yet they are beloved by tough dudes like Juvenile. I guess an ass is an ass and a hot sausage poboy is a hot sausage poboy. Anyway, I make no apologies for the content of any of these songs or videos, but be forewarned that they are certainly not safe for work, children or any place where you are expected to not be dancing. This is considered by a lot of people to be the original Bounce song, or at least the first one people can agree about. This tune shares the same beat as the last song in this column, as is common, which makes attribution pretty difficult.
Individually-performed, chiefly but not exclusively by women,   dancers move by throwing or thrusting their hips back or shaking their buttocks , often in a low squatting stance. As a tradition shaped by local aid and pleasure clubs, block parties and second lines ,  the dance was central to "a historical situating of sissy bounce—bounce music as performed by artists from the New Orleans African-American community that [led to] a meteoric rise in popularity post-[ Hurricane Katrina after ]. The Oxford English Dictionary defines an 18th-century use of the word as a blend of "twist" and "jerk", which was reported by the BBC in conjunction with the black cultural context, but this seems to be an erroneous connection or a false cognate. Popular video-sharing channels such as YouTube amplified interest since the advent of digital social media platforms.
Moments after gunshots roared through the 7th Ward on Sunday night, a lone snapshot appeared on the Internet. In it, a year-old man is lying cheek to the ground, crimson pooling around his neck. His eyes are closed, his torso curled. Chaos explodes around him, with the arms of others pressed to the back of his head. And someone is holding a cell phone just inches from his face.
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. This manifestation of southern roots music has been around for about 20 years and features lyrical patterns that focus mainly on parties and dancing. By the mids, this new local style of hip-hop had not only become a staple of music that conveyed the contagious energy of New Orleans, but also served as a gateway for local artists to break into the national mainstream. Beginning around , bounce experienced an emergence of openly gay artists, such as Big Freedia, one of the biggest names in New Orleans bounce music today. Along with artists such as Sissy Nobby and Vockah Redu, Big Freedia shattered stereotypes in hip-hop and has helped the genre become the progressive style it is today.