On the world stage: New Orleans Bounce sub-genre has it’s first #1 Billboard Hit

New Orleans culture has been in the headlines a lot lately.

New Orleans has always been known for it’s rich and diverse culture. Although the city is relatively small, the culture’s impact on our the world is larger than life. We saw how influential the culture could be when Drake released his New Orleans bounce song “Nice for What”. The song featured notable New Orleans Bounce artists like Big Freedia, BlaqNMild, and 5thward Weebie. 

Yesterday the song debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This is the first time that a bounce song topped the charts.

Drake has been receiving backlash over culture appropriation by some New Orleans residents. We disagree because he used this as a way to give our culture a platform that we otherwise wouldn’t have had. This was a big move for New Orleans.



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