Tue 29 Jan 2013
With T.I. and Lil Wayne’s “Ball” drawing heavy influence, not to mention the resurgence of Juvenile’s career, it looks like bounce might be, well, bouncing back. Two documentaries on the New Orleans-birthed genre have surfaced in recent weeks. One of the most prominent figures in the genre, Mannie Fresh, offers insight into the impact, current form and even production techniques of bounce music in this new mini-documentary.
Meanwhile, Pitchfork have centered their recently-released bounce documentary on Big Freedia, the transgender artist widely considered to be a pioneer of bounce. The nearly 30-minute film documents Freedia’s beginnings, cultural influence and life outside music, as well as all the ass-shaking and androgyny that comes with the music.
Watch both documentaries after the jump…