Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams.

There's a lot of very stern, serious music out there. You won't find it in New Orleans bounce.


For being songs about doing certain things with certain body parts that I can't mention on a family website (the uncensored version is here), bounce follows a pretty strict formula. For decades now, the dance scene in New Orleans has been using the exact same sample: the Triggerman beat. It's from "Drag Rap" by '80s New York rap group The Showboys and it's been in steady rotation in the city for decades now.

The rest of the formula is basically to rap as dirty as humanly possible. Where other genres hold back, bounce goes all out. And that's why I love it.