Rolling Stones Magazine give props to Bounce Music and it's artist

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Kevin “T.T.” Tucker says he copped the Showboys’ slept-on single “Drag Rap” at a Sam Goody while visiting New York in 1986 and then “introduced it to the south.” While basically a non-starter for Profile Records and the Queens-based Showboys, New Orleans embraced the bass-heavy tune – soon dubbed the ‘Triggerman’ beat –  with a passion. Said DJ Jimi: “[Y]ou had to play ‘Triggaman,’ you had to do that shit for ’bout four hours straight, nonstop, nothin’ else, all night.” With DJ Irv looping the tracks on two turntables and Tucker adding catchy chants for this cassette collaboration, “Drag Rap”‘s xylophone-ish melody ran in dizzying circles – Showboys called the sound the bones, New Orleans called it the bells. Circulating on an artwork-free cassette called, colloquially, “the red tape” and thrown into rotation on local radio, bounce was born. read more at   

20 Essential New Orleans Bounce Songs
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