The New Orleans Bounce Guide

New Orleans has a few genres that are distinctively ours. One of the greatest of those is the genre that’s been keeping New Orleans twerking since the early 90s and won’t ever let Miley steal. Bounce.

Bounce isn’t hard to explain. It’s New Orleans hip hop with its own twist of hard hitting, repetitive lyrics, catchy hooks, and highly rhythmic beats. It wouldn’t be too far fetched to say that shaking backsides was a natural development just by listening to this genre. We’re the home of bounce, so let’s showcase it. Here’s ten of the greatest bounce songs to ever come out of New Orleans.

5th Ward Weebie – Let Me Find Out


“Let me find out that’s not your real booty meat.” Lyrical genius. Some of the things he doesn’t want to find out are downright hilarious, and oftentimes agreeable. If I found out my girl was rocking “bootleg titties” and still using a flip phone, I’d be pretty angry too.

D.J. Jubilee – Get Ready


No way. The song I’ve heard at high school dances all the way to dive bar dance floors is actually New Orleans bounce? I was surprised at first, but then it made sense. This classic hit has all the greatest components of bounce, and just so happened to get some mainstream play.

Mr. Ghetto – Walmart


Arguably what started the most recent bounce craze, this viral video showcases all that’s right in America. Booty popping, Louisiana Purchase cards, and the epitome of ‘Murican consumerism. Bounce, music of the free, booty for the brave.

Magnolia Shorty – Monkey on Tha Dick


Magnolia Shorty was one of the greatest female bounce artists. Sadly, her life ended too soon back in 2010. What we have to remember her by is some great hits, including this one that shouts out to D.J. Jubilee’s 1995 line “monkey on the stick.”

Katey Red – Where Da Melph At


“Sissy rap,” as it’s become known, has taken off in recent years. Katey Red’s hit takes that subgenre to heart.

Sissy Nobby – Beat It Out The Frame


Moving along in the sissy rap subgenre, Sissy Nobby combines huge vocals with some killer dance moves. The opposite sex version of twerking also makes an appearance in this song. Use your imagination.

Big Freedia – Y’all Get Back Now


I can’t get away with talking about bounce without mentioning the queen. Big Freedia might be the most famous one on this list, and for good reason. Y’all Get Back Now is catchy as hell, and the video shows just how big this genre is getting.

Mr. Ghetto – Lion King Bounce


Mr. Ghetto appears on this list twice because this song can’t go without mention. It’s everything you can imagine while showing some of the wild scenery of New Orleans. Booty popping in leopard print never looked so good.

10th Ward Buck – St. Thomas


I’ll give this one credit for both production value and shoutouts. 10th Ward Buck is proud of the city, and we all should be. From the neighborhoods to the Who Dat chant, Buck gives you something to shake it for.

CROWD MOVA CRYSTAL – 6ward Dumaine


These girls have moves. This is everything I want a bounce video to be. If you don’t know what that is, watch all ten of these again.

About Eric

Eric is a New Orleans native and graduate of Loyola. He grew up in Kenner and is embarrassed to tell you that. He lives Uptown and frequents local watering holes to socialize with peers. His hobbies include writing, making bad jokes, and casually observing the day to day life of New Orleans.

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