Mad Decent Worldwide Radio #30: BOUNCE IT (RE-UP)

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Crossfaded Bacon and Mad Decent Records present
Mad Decent Worldwide Radio #30: BOUNCE IT

Mixed by Emynd

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I started listening to Bounce music about two years ago and, over the past couple years, have acquired a pretty extensive collection of CDs, MP3s, and records of this really rich music. For those unfamiliar with Bounce, it is a fairly unique strain of club-oriented hip-hop that originated in New Orleans sometime around 1991 with MC TT Tucker’s “”Where Dey At.”" Almost 20 years later, Bounce still dominates the urban club and block party scene in New Orleans with very little major label backing. Just as Baltimore Club is based on the Lyn Collins’ “Think” break and the Gaz “Sing Sing” break, Bounce beats are based on samples from The Showboy’s “Drag Rap” (aka “Triggerman”) and Derek B’s “Rock The Beat” drum break (more commonly known as “the Brown Beat”). The best club music seems almost always to thrive on calculated simplicity, and Bounce is no exception, relying on MC work that is based on simple call and response chants, straightforward rhyme schemes/patterns, and repetitive dance refrains. My buddy Noz has helped me learn a lot about this music and several years ago (right after Katrina), he put together a really great collection of earlier Bounce songs that you can download here. Also, the first podcast on New Orleans rap has got some good stuff on it as well.

In contrast to Noz’s collection of songs, I made my mix as an effort to put people onto some more recent New Orleans Bounce songs and artists that they likely aren’t very familiar with. As you’ll notice pretty quickly, I’ve kept the mixing and DJing to a real minimum and tried to move pretty quickly from song to song to fit in as much stuff is possible. There isn’t a real rhyme or reason for most of the selections on here. They’re mostly just a bunch of Bounce songs I really like, and I’m hoping some of y’all will enjoy this stuff enough to go and support some of these artists. I’ve provided links wherever possible to help make that search as easy as I could because a lot of these folks have a pretty strong presence on Myspace. Please hit these dudes up on their Myspace, support their events, and buy whatever you can from them.

Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. DJ Jubilee “Get Ready, Ready!” (1997)
3. Chev “Picture This” (2004)
4. 5th Ward Weebie “5th Ward Weebie Part 3″ (2003)
5. Peacachoo “Get High” (2004)
6. Kilo “Pop Dat Tattoo” (2008)
7. Peacachoo and Blaza ft Hot Boy Johnny “Danity Kane Remix” (2007)
8. Kane and Abel featuring 5th Ward Weebie and Hot Boy Ronald “Toot It Up” (2003)
9. 5th Ward Weebie “Dip It” (2008)
10. 10th Ward Buck “Drop & Gimme 50″ (2007)
11. 9th Ward Tea “Pull A Muscle” (2008)
12. Peacachoo and Gotty Boi Chris “Cut It Up” (2006)
13. Sissy Nobby “Snake” (2008)
14. De Ja Vu “Abracadabra” (2005)
15. Peacachoo and Gotty Boi Chris “Blocka Blocka” (2007)
16. South Rakkas Crew and Emynd “Mad Again (NOLA Bounce Remix)” (2008)
17. Dime Gyrl Drell “They Mad” (2005)
18. Gotty Boi Chris ft 5th Ward Weebie “Where She At” (2005)
19. Gotty Boi Chris “She Make Me (Laaard!!!)” (2005)
20. Faster Boyz “I Ain’t Had Sex In A Long Time” (2004)
21. 10th ward Buck “Buck Hop” (2004)
22. Naughty “Walk With It” (2003)
23. DJ Jubilee “Where Y’all From” (2004)
24. 2 Sweet “Do Like I Told Ya” (1997)
25. Katey Red “Melpomene Block Party” (1999)
26. Willie Puckett “Doggie Hopp” (1997)
27. Partners n Crime “We Don’t Love Them Hoes” (1994)
28. DJ Jubilee “Back That A** Up” (2000)
29. Ricky B “Y’all Holler” (1996)
30. Lil Wayne & Curren$y “New Orleans Classic” (2007)

Track by track details after the jump.


Text:
1. Intro

One of my favorite Bounce producers Peacachoo just bullshitting, talking about Bounce music. Behind it, I just threw together some of the constituent Bounce elements as a brief intro.

2. DJ Jubilee “Get Ready, Ready!” (1997)

DJ Jubilee is not only one of the most popular Bounce artists that’s been putting out records since 1994, he’s also a special education teacher that has been able to make successful Bounce songs without resorting to the foul language that dominates a great deal of Bounce (not that I have any problem with that profanity). I opened this mix with this particular song just because I love how hard hitting the chants are on top of the 4×4 claps before the “Brown Beat” drops.
(DJ Jubilee Myspace)

3. Chev “Picture This” (2004)

Sissy Rapper Chev is one of the more popular “Sissy” rappers in the Bounce scene in New Orleans. “Sissy Bounce” is a really unique strain of Bounce where gay men perform traditional Bounce songs that are often overtly homosexual in nature. The most unique thing about these “Sissy” artists is how accepted they are by a mixed crowd as opposed to stigmatized (though of course, there is most certainly some homophobic stigmatization). That being said, even though “Sissy” audiences are quite mixed, it probably comes as no surprise that female and gay audiences still make up a bulk of their audience. This song mixed well out of “Get Ready, Ready!” and I love the lively string sample that backs Chev’s crooning. Peep Chev’s most recent hit “Hollywood” right here. If I’m not mistaken, Chev has abonded his “Sissy” past to do more traditional hetero Bounce.

4. 5th Ward Weebie “5th Ward Weebie Part 3″ (2003)

5th Ward Weebie (not to be confused with Webbie from Baton Rouge) is an artist that had some moderate success with the some more traditional Gangsta Rap shit with No Limit Camp in the late 90s and early 00s, but I’ve always felt his best stuff was his Bounce songs. While most Bounce rappers are happy to rely on chants and refrains, Weebie tends to rap a little bit more than most, kicking more developed verses. Another trope of Bounce is the use and re-use of chants and lyrics of previous Bounce songs, which is obvious here with Weebie’s “Y’all ready, ready?” question which is pretty obviously referencing Jubilee’s “Get Ready, Ready!” Sinista on the beat here.
(5th Ward Weebie Myspace and Sinista Myspace)

5. Peacachoo “Get High” (2004)

Next up is Peacachoo’s Bounce remix of John Legend’s “Get High.” Remixing R&B songs into Bounce songs is an integral part of contemporary Bounce, and R&B remixes like this are very popular in the clubs and on the radio in the NO. Peacachoo is a shining example of the next generation of Bounce producers that has really re-energized the music with his production. Over the past couple years, the music has gotten progressively more aggressive and faster (a lot of Bounce these days is 105+ BPMs, while most of the early stuff hovered between 95 and 100 BPMs), thanks in large part to the Blackhouse Entertainment Bounce Down compilations. Peacachoo is easily one of my favorite Bounce producers these days and he’s always doing really interesting, inventive stuff within the “Triggerman” and “Brown Beat” formula. And, as you’ll see later, several of his songs provided the basis for my “Mad Again” remix I did for Mad Decent.
(Peacachoo Myspace)

6. Kilo “Pop Dat Tattoo” (2008)

Kilo is responsible for the Bounce classic “Who Dat Called The Police” from 1998 and is still making relevant Bounce tracks today. This song is from my man Mr. 604‘s excellent “Shake Twerk and Wobble” compilation with producer Took (peep The Bounce Spot). I highly recommend you purchase the compilation ASAP right HERE.
(Kilo Myspace)

7. Peacachoo and Blaza ft Hot Boy Johnny “Danity Kane Remix” (2007)

This is a Peacachoo remix from Bounce Down Volume 5 of some random Danity Kane song that I’ve never heard before. I do however love the piano loop and think that the “Brown Beat” along with Hot Boy Johnny’s chanting on top really, really sounds dope on it. I’m not a huge fan of a lot of the R&B Bounce stuff, but this song I love.
(Peacachoo Myspace and Blaza Myspace)

8. Kane and Abel featuring 5th Ward Weebie and Hot Boy Ronald “Toot It Up” (2003)

A really energetic Bounce song with Weebie and Hot Boy Ronald who is famous for his “Walk Like Ronald” Bounce anthem. The beat is obviously influenced by Juvenile’s “Back That Ass Up” and Choppa’s “Choppa Style.”
(5th Ward Weebie Myspace, Blaza Da Beat Contractor Myspace, and Hot Boy Ronald Myspace)

9. 5th Ward Weebie “Dip It” (2008)

Nine tracks in and already three of them have 5th Ward Weebie on ‘em. Apparently, I’m a big 5th Ward Weebie fan. This is another song from the “Shake Twerk and Wobble” compilation. I told you to cop it right HERE!
(5th Ward Weebie Myspace)

10. 10th Ward Buck “Drop & Gimme 50″ (2007)

If you haven’t noticed yet, quite a few hooks, chants, and lyrics from Bounce have been re-appropriated for use elsewhere, most notably by Lil Jon nd Three 6 Mafia. You may however recognize this hook as Mike Jones recently nabbed it from 10th Ward Buck for his single from a few months back of the same name. Strangely, Mike Jones gives a shout out to 10th Ward Buck on his song.
(10th Ward Buck Myspace)

11. 9th Ward Tea “Pull A Muscle” (2008)

I know nothing about 9th Ward Tea except that this song is hard as hell and amazing. Whenever I play it in the club, people either look at me like I’m crazy or wyle out. This is a perfect example of just how energetic Bounce has gotten over the past several years. Notice also that there’s a great deal more production work with a lot of striking vocal chops and beat changes.
(9th Ward Tea Myspace)

12. Peacachoo and Gotty Boi Chris “Cut It Up” (2006)

Most folks that listen to Bounce these days will agree that one of the stand out stars is Gotty Boi Chris. Dude has the star power, charisma, and even the look that might be able to allow him to crossover. And, he’s really damn talented. His voice is unique as hell, and he just knows how to ride a beat. Taken from Bounce Down Volume 3, this song is just one of the many bangers Peacachoo and Gotty Boi have hooked up over the past half decade. There’s a video for it here.
(Peacachoo Myspace and Gotty Boi Chris Myspace)

13. Sissy Nobby “Snake” (2008)

Nobby is another sissy artist and this song “Snake” is a rowdy one.
(Sissy Nobby Myspace)

14. De Ja Vu “Abracadabra” (2005)

Another Peacachoo production, this time with one of the better female MCs doing it in Bounce today, De Ja Vu. I think Peacachoo is best when he adds some more melodic samples to his tracks, and De Ja Vu is just wylin’, killing it on this.
(De Ja Vu Myspace and Peacachoo Myspace)

15. Peacachoo and Gotty Boi Chris “Blocka Blocka” (2007)

Yet another Peacachoo production with Gotty Boi on the vocals. This song is so effing hard and I sampled it for my “Mad Again” Bounce Remix.
(Peacachoo Myspace, and Gotty Boi Chris Myspace)

16. South Rakkas Crew and Emynd “Mad Again (NOLA Bounce Remix)” (2008)

This is my Bounce remix of the South Rakks Crew “Mad Again” that recently came out in digital form on Mad Decent. I made a very clear and deliberate effort to make this remix a blatant imitation of my favorite Bounce artists and producers. So, not only did I sample the “Drag Rap” and “Brown Beat,” but I also very deliberately sampled vocals from Gotty Boi Chris, Dime Gyrl Drell, and De Ja Vu, and imitated the production styles of my favorite Bounce producers: Blaza, Peacachoo, Blaqnmild (aka Blaq Biggi Blaq), and Took. Big shouts to all of those dudes and I’m psyched people are feeling this remix.

17. Dime Gyrl Drell “They Mad” (2005)

Obviously, this is the source for the “They mad!” vocal sample I rocked on the preceding song. I just love how hard Drell is spitting on this ish with that real traditional “Triggerman” rocking in the background. DJ Lil Man on production if I’m not mistaken.
(Dime Gyrl Drell Myspace)

18. Gotty Boi Chris ft 5th Ward Weebie “Where She At” (2005)
19. Gotty Boi Chris “She Make Me (Laaard!!!)” (2005)

More Gotty Boi and 5th Ward Weebie for ya.
(Gotty Boi Chris Myspace and 5th Ward Weebie Myspace)

20. Faster Boyz “I Ain’t Had Sex In A Long Time” (2004)

I don’t know much about this record except that it samples the Fugees’ “Ready or Not” Enya shit, and the Faster Boyz kill it. This is some classic shit right here.

21. 10th ward Buck “Buck Hop” (2004)

Another 10th Ward Buck song that I really like.
(10th Ward Buck Myspace)

22. Naughty “Walk With It” (2003)

Super hard piano loop and Naughty spitting on it. I presume this is a Blaqbiggieblaq track and it’s killing it.
(Naughty Myspace and Blaqnmild Myspace)

23. DJ Jubilee “Where Y’all From” (2004)

This is just an intro track from Jubilee’s 2004 album, but I think it’s hard as fuck. It’s also notable because it’s got the popular “Streets of Cairo” aka “Poor Little Country Maid” aka “There’s a place in France where the naked ladies dance” melody that has been a pretty popular melody in Bounce (especially earlier in some Cash Money Gangsta Bounce records). The Tupac chants here are also indicative of how popular Tupac and West Coast Gangsta rap is and was in the NO. But, mostly, I just think this shit is hard as hell.
(DJ Jubilee Myspace)

24. 2 Sweet “Do Like I Told Ya” (1997)

2 Sweet is a crew of two females on one of the most important Bounce labels Take Fo Records. This song uses another very popular melody in Bounce songs: the theme song from the movie “Halloween.”

25. Katey Red “Melpomene Block Party” (1999)
26. Willie Puckett “Doggie Hopp” (1997)
27. Partners n Crime “We Don’t Love Them Hoes” (1994)
28. DJ Jubilee “Back That A** Up” (2000)

And a brief medley of Jackson 5 sampling Bounce tracks. First is Katey Red and Them Hoes’ classic “Melpomene Block Party” (who is the first and arguably most important “Sissy” artist) with hilarious call and response vocals like “Katey Red is a… dick sucker!,” “I’m a ho, you know I’m a ho,” and “Hit me from the… back!” (Katey Red Myspace and a Katey Red Youtube Video) After that is one of DJ Jubilee’s back-up dancers turned Bounce artist Willie Puckett with “Doggie Hopp” (Baby Boi Da Prince was also one of DJ Jubilee’s dancers back in the day). Next up is the oldest song on this mix, the Partners N Crime’s “We Don’t Love Them Hoes.” Made up of Kango Slim and Mr. Meanor, P-N-C are one of the more important groups in all of NO rap and had some successful Bounce hits in the 90s with “Pump the Party” and “NO Block Party” with DJ Jubilee. They’re currently signed to Juvenile’s UTP label (Partners N Crime Myspace). Lastly we have DJ Jubilee’s “Back That A** Up” which Jubilee sued Juvenile over stealing the lyrics for Juvie’s song of the same name. (DJ Jubilee Myspace)

29. Ricky B “Y’all Holler” (1996)

This is probably my favorite Bounce song to date. The Second Line sample and the “Brown Beat” just work so well together, and I love Ricky B’s sing-songy flow. I have no idea what happened to him or the Mobo Click and a quick google of them doesn’t give me any info except where to cop some CDs. Ricky B’s got another great track on the Mobo Click album called “Shake It Fo’ Ya Hood” that’s incredible as well.

30. Lil Wayne & Curren$y “New Orleans Classic” (2007)

I wanted to end this tape with Lil Wayne and Curren$y spitting right on top of the “Drag Rap” instrumental because it drives home just how popular Bounce is in New Orleans. There’s something really endearing about hearing Wayne and Curren$y go back and forth kicking popular refrains of Bounce songs and hearing them mimic the simple flows that Wayne’s label mates at Cash Money in the early 90s helped nurture through the years.

That’s it! Hope you enjoyed it. Peep the blog and myspace below or drop me an email!

Emynd & Bo Bliz Myspace
Crossfaded Bacon Blog
emyndandbobliz@gmail.com

11 comments

  1. Ghostdad says:

    dude doin it so big! gonna give this a listen.

  2. Hugo says:

    Damn, very good! I really enjoy the info on each artist.. The bounce I heard I pretty much got from downloading various complications with no info on the artists, so this is great!

  3. alexis says:

    yo. it was nice seeing y’all on saturday. i forgot to mention that i am feeling this mix. i love bounce. i am in the middle of reading this book, triksta: the life and death of new orleans rap, and it sucks! don’t pick it up. its funny how a good mix with well written liner notes is so much more informative than popular music writing. maybe see you in baltimore in a few weeks!

  4. wannabdcgirl says:

    Where can I get the CD?

  5. DJ TRICKY B says:

    I NEED THAT 5th Ward Weebie “5th Ward Weebie Part 3″ (2003) Could you send it to me for my mixes cd.

  6. The link is dead on zshare. Can you reup??

  7. walshy fire says:

    my dude, that south rakkaz remix sell off!!

    how can i get at that to blaze in the reggae clubs here in miami?

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  10. MR604 says:

    This mix is straight FIRE!!!!

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