NOLA bounce artist and rapper Nicky Da B is dead
. Nicki was best known for his colorful, aggressively infectious music and videos, including Hot Potato Style
), Express Yourself with Diplo
), and his collaboration with photographer Clayton Cubitt Go Loko
(NSFW, strobe and flashes warning)
“I am gay, and I’m proud to be called a gay rapper, but it’s not gay rap. That’s not a genre. My goal is always to make songs that a gay dude or a straight dude can listen to and just think, This dude has swag.... The best thing a song can be called is good.” Rapper/producer Le1f, in a short bio article on Fader
, which mentions Le1f being swept up with the "more outlandish" (as Fader writer Alex Frank puts it) House of LaDosha
and Mykki Blanco
. The Guardian has another piece on the rise of gay rappers
, but the Amoeba blog was there first
in 2008, covering a bit of the New Orleans sissies
. More videos and music directly linked inside (and you can assume the music and videos are NSFW). [more inside]
Hot Potato Style
is a video by New Orleans rapper Nicky Da B made with a little help from Jean Luc Picard, Pee Wee Herman, John Stamos, and Charlie Chaplin (among others). Lyrics are probably slightly not safe for work.
Mr. Ghetto's New Orleans Bounce (Wal-Mart rap)
has created quite a stir.
Others comment that at least the Wal-Mart that the video takes place in is clean, and well-stocked.
New Orleans bounce music has been mentioned previously.
Y'all Get Back Now
is the joyous new music video from Big Freedia
, the Queen Diva of New Orleans Bounce. If Y'all Get Back Now isn't enough for you, there are more videos to watch on her website
. [New Orleans Bounce previously on MeFi]
From the Magnolia
to the Calliope
to the Melph
, and 4
), New Orleans projects are notoriously violent
, but through the haze of murder and decay there is a project culture
. Now the projects are being torn down
in a mix of protest
How To Hypnotize a Man
(NSFW and may be offensive to some, nude female backside)
Friday Fun. I couldn't stop playing with this one.
I dare you to bounce it once and then stop. I double dog dare you.
in English, and another version in Chinese
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