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JUN 12, 2014 - Vibe

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Interview: Mannie Fresh Talks Bounce, Brass Bands, And Twerking for Pop

When Mannie Fresh released his cheery 1989 single "Buck Jump Time" alongside his friend and rapper Gregory D, he didn't know it would later become known as the start of an entirely new musical movement in New Orleans. The song, a fusion of Miami bass' upbeat drums and the brassy horns that defined local street-band culture, is now commonly credited as one of the first "bounce" tracks. (It predated the genre's pick-up and popular use of the "Triggerman" beat taken from The Showboys' "Drag Rap.") With lyrics that shouted out New Orleans wards and projects and a call-and-response hook, the ... Read More

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