Bounce music is an energetic style of New Orleans hip hop music which is said to have originated as early as the late 1980s.
Bounce is characterized by call-and-response
-style party and Mardi Gras Indian
chants and dance call-outs that are frequently hypersexual. These chants and call-outs are typically sung over the "Triggerman beat
" which is sampled from the songs "Drag Rap" by the Showboys, "Brown Beat" by Cameron Paul, and also Derek B's "Rock The Beat". The sound of bounce has primarily been shaped by the recycling and imitation of the "Drag Rap" sample: its opening chromatic tics, the intermittent shouting of the word "break," the use of whistling as an instrumental element (as occurs in the bridge), the vocoded
"drag rap" vocal and its brief and repetitive melody
and quick beat
(which were produced with use of synthesizers
and drum machines
and are easily sampled or reproduced using like-sounding elements). Typical of bounce music is the "shouting out" of or acknowledgment of geographical areas, neighborhoods and housing projects, particularly of the New Orleans area.