Bounce: Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 214 pages
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Over the course of the twentieth century, African Americans in New Orleans helped define the genres of jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, and funk. In recent decades, younger generations of New Orleanians have created a rich and dynamic local rap scene, which has revolved around a dance-oriented style called bounce.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
From Congo Square to Katrina and Beyond
17
Rap Beginnings 19801991
44
Bounce 19921994
75
New Orleans Breaking Through 19952000
109
Stagnation Decline and the Resurgence of the Local 20012005
141
After Katrina Toward an Uncertain Future
160
Notes
177
A Selected Discography
195
Index
207
Back Cover
217
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