Where They At?: New Orleans Bounce
New Orleans "rap" and "bounce" traditions are not rigid; one form bleeds into the next and there is sustained influence and interaction between the two. But as New Orleans' own native genre of hiphop, bounce music has been the dominant musical form in the streets and at community block parties from the 1980s through today. With its own set of sounds, dances, slang, and aesthetics, bounce has played a central, defining role in the New Orleans hiphop story.