Bounce Musician Magnolia Shorty at the Sports Vue Club in New Orleans.  From the legendary Magnolia Projects she was the first woman to be signed to Cash Money Records.  A month after this photo was taken she was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.
       
     
 Big Fredia performs at the Sports Vue in New Orleans for the birthday party of DJ Poppa.
       
     
 People dancing at the Sports Vue club in New Orleans.
       
     
 Girls dancing at Caesars' Club in New Orleans
       
     
 People leave the Sports Vue after it was forced to close early after a series of fights broke out.
       
     
 A man walks to his car after leaving the club.  Despite all that has happenned in New Orleans over the last decade, Bounce Music is stronger than ever nationally and locally.
       
     
 Spotlights were rented for DJ Poppa's Birthday at the Sports Vue in New Orleans.  Poppa has been a Bounce DJ for over a decade.
       
     
 The back room of the club, Platinum 3000, which closed the next day because of some sort of zoning issues.
       
     
 Inside the Platinum 3000 Club on it's final night before permanently closing it's doors.
       
     
 Once a month at the Airline Skate Rink, there is an all ages Bounce Dance night which is one of the best places to see the variety of dance styles in Bounce.
       
     
 At the All Ages Bounce Dance night at the Airline Skate Rink, boys and girls come to show off their best moves.
       
     
 At the Airline Roller Rink, boys and girls of all ages practice their dance moves.  Bounce Dancing is known for woman suggestively shaking their butts but for males, the dance style is far more versatile and is more rooted in traditional Hip-Hop dancing but clearly, with a New Orleans twist.
       
     
 At the Airline Roller Rink, boys and girls of all ages practice their dance moves.  Bounce Dancing is known for woman suggestively shaking their butts but for males, the dance style is far more versatile and is more rooted in traditional Hip-Hop dancing but with a New Orleans twist.
       
     
 Girls of all ages dance at the Airline Roller Rink.
       
     
 Booty dancing females is extremely connected to Bounce Music.  The lyrics and beats are sexually suggestive by their very nature and the dancing  that goes along with it is no different.
       
     
 At Caesar's Club on the West Bank, Friday nights is a staple in the New Orleans Bounce Scene.  Big Fredia, pictured on the right side of the frame, has been playing there for years.
       
     
 Hanging out in Caesars' Club on the West Bank of New Orleans.
       
     
 Big Fredia, the biggest name in Bounce Music, smokes a blunt before performing at Caesars' Club on the West Bank of New Orleans
       
     
 Big Fredia on the microphone at Caesars' in New Orleans
       
     
 Suggestively dancing females are a huge part of the Bounce Music scene and tend to get the crowd in a frenzy.  In this case, a group of women were throwing money at their friend, encouraging her as she gyrates on the floor.
       
     
 A girl dances to Bounce Music in Caesars Club on the West Bank of New Orleans
       
     
 New Orleans, LA.
       
     
 New Orleans, the birthplace of Bounce Music, has it's fair share of tragedy over the last decade.  But the music scene, especially Bounce, is thriving and might be for the first time ever, ready to expand outside of the Crescent City.
       
     
 Big Fredia, the Queen Diva, is currently the most well-known and busiest of all the Bounce Musicians.  Despite the fact that she now travels all over the country performing, she continues to take jobs doing her other passion, Interior Designing for Events.
       
     
 Fly Boy Keno, an emerging gay rapper on the Bounce Scene, records a new song at the studio of legendary Bounce producer Blaqnmild.
       
     
 ElmBoy Peg(L), another emerging performer on the Bounce Scene, hangs out with his cousin at their home in Metairie.
       
     
 In Metairie, a suburb next to New Orleans, a group of kids on a local dance team perform a number on the street.  It's impossible to quantify but music and dance are hugely influential crafts in New Orleans.
       
     
 Elm Boy Peg, another emerging rapper on the Bounce Scene, at his home in Metairie.
       
     
 In Metairie, a suburb next to New Orleans, a group of kids on a local dance team perform a number on the street.  It's impossible to quantify but music and dance are hugely influential crafts in New Orleans.
       
     
 Sissy Nobby, another popular musician on the Bounce Scene, outside his apartment in New Orleans east.   Nobby, Katie Red and Big Fredia are the three most influential and popular of the Gay Performers in Bounce Music.
       
     
 Bounce Musician Magnolia Shorty at the Sports Vue Club in New Orleans.  From the legendary Magnolia Projects she was the first woman to be signed to Cash Money Records.  A month after this photo was taken she was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.
       
     

Bounce Musician Magnolia Shorty at the Sports Vue Club in New Orleans. From the legendary Magnolia Projects she was the first woman to be signed to Cash Money Records. A month after this photo was taken she was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.

 Big Fredia performs at the Sports Vue in New Orleans for the birthday party of DJ Poppa.
       
     

Big Fredia performs at the Sports Vue in New Orleans for the birthday party of DJ Poppa.

 People dancing at the Sports Vue club in New Orleans.
       
     

People dancing at the Sports Vue club in New Orleans.

 Girls dancing at Caesars' Club in New Orleans
       
     

Girls dancing at Caesars' Club in New Orleans

 People leave the Sports Vue after it was forced to close early after a series of fights broke out.
       
     

People leave the Sports Vue after it was forced to close early after a series of fights broke out.

 A man walks to his car after leaving the club.  Despite all that has happenned in New Orleans over the last decade, Bounce Music is stronger than ever nationally and locally.
       
     

A man walks to his car after leaving the club. Despite all that has happenned in New Orleans over the last decade, Bounce Music is stronger than ever nationally and locally.

 Spotlights were rented for DJ Poppa's Birthday at the Sports Vue in New Orleans.  Poppa has been a Bounce DJ for over a decade.
       
     

Spotlights were rented for DJ Poppa's Birthday at the Sports Vue in New Orleans. Poppa has been a Bounce DJ for over a decade.

 The back room of the club, Platinum 3000, which closed the next day because of some sort of zoning issues.
       
     

The back room of the club, Platinum 3000, which closed the next day because of some sort of zoning issues.

 Inside the Platinum 3000 Club on it's final night before permanently closing it's doors.
       
     

Inside the Platinum 3000 Club on it's final night before permanently closing it's doors.

 Once a month at the Airline Skate Rink, there is an all ages Bounce Dance night which is one of the best places to see the variety of dance styles in Bounce.
       
     

Once a month at the Airline Skate Rink, there is an all ages Bounce Dance night which is one of the best places to see the variety of dance styles in Bounce.

 At the All Ages Bounce Dance night at the Airline Skate Rink, boys and girls come to show off their best moves.
       
     

At the All Ages Bounce Dance night at the Airline Skate Rink, boys and girls come to show off their best moves.

 At the Airline Roller Rink, boys and girls of all ages practice their dance moves.  Bounce Dancing is known for woman suggestively shaking their butts but for males, the dance style is far more versatile and is more rooted in traditional Hip-Hop dancing but clearly, with a New Orleans twist.
       
     

At the Airline Roller Rink, boys and girls of all ages practice their dance moves. Bounce Dancing is known for woman suggestively shaking their butts but for males, the dance style is far more versatile and is more rooted in traditional Hip-Hop dancing but clearly, with a New Orleans twist.

 At the Airline Roller Rink, boys and girls of all ages practice their dance moves.  Bounce Dancing is known for woman suggestively shaking their butts but for males, the dance style is far more versatile and is more rooted in traditional Hip-Hop dancing but with a New Orleans twist.
       
     

At the Airline Roller Rink, boys and girls of all ages practice their dance moves. Bounce Dancing is known for woman suggestively shaking their butts but for males, the dance style is far more versatile and is more rooted in traditional Hip-Hop dancing but with a New Orleans twist.

 Girls of all ages dance at the Airline Roller Rink.
       
     

Girls of all ages dance at the Airline Roller Rink.

 Booty dancing females is extremely connected to Bounce Music.  The lyrics and beats are sexually suggestive by their very nature and the dancing  that goes along with it is no different.
       
     

Booty dancing females is extremely connected to Bounce Music. The lyrics and beats are sexually suggestive by their very nature and the dancing that goes along with it is no different.

 At Caesar's Club on the West Bank, Friday nights is a staple in the New Orleans Bounce Scene.  Big Fredia, pictured on the right side of the frame, has been playing there for years.
       
     

At Caesar's Club on the West Bank, Friday nights is a staple in the New Orleans Bounce Scene. Big Fredia, pictured on the right side of the frame, has been playing there for years.

 Hanging out in Caesars' Club on the West Bank of New Orleans.
       
     

Hanging out in Caesars' Club on the West Bank of New Orleans.

 Big Fredia, the biggest name in Bounce Music, smokes a blunt before performing at Caesars' Club on the West Bank of New Orleans
       
     

Big Fredia, the biggest name in Bounce Music, smokes a blunt before performing at Caesars' Club on the West Bank of New Orleans

 Big Fredia on the microphone at Caesars' in New Orleans
       
     

Big Fredia on the microphone at Caesars' in New Orleans

 Suggestively dancing females are a huge part of the Bounce Music scene and tend to get the crowd in a frenzy.  In this case, a group of women were throwing money at their friend, encouraging her as she gyrates on the floor.
       
     

Suggestively dancing females are a huge part of the Bounce Music scene and tend to get the crowd in a frenzy. In this case, a group of women were throwing money at their friend, encouraging her as she gyrates on the floor.

 A girl dances to Bounce Music in Caesars Club on the West Bank of New Orleans
       
     

A girl dances to Bounce Music in Caesars Club on the West Bank of New Orleans

 New Orleans, LA.
       
     

New Orleans, LA.

 New Orleans, the birthplace of Bounce Music, has it's fair share of tragedy over the last decade.  But the music scene, especially Bounce, is thriving and might be for the first time ever, ready to expand outside of the Crescent City.
       
     

New Orleans, the birthplace of Bounce Music, has it's fair share of tragedy over the last decade. But the music scene, especially Bounce, is thriving and might be for the first time ever, ready to expand outside of the Crescent City.

 Big Fredia, the Queen Diva, is currently the most well-known and busiest of all the Bounce Musicians.  Despite the fact that she now travels all over the country performing, she continues to take jobs doing her other passion, Interior Designing for Events.
       
     

Big Fredia, the Queen Diva, is currently the most well-known and busiest of all the Bounce Musicians. Despite the fact that she now travels all over the country performing, she continues to take jobs doing her other passion, Interior Designing for Events.

 Fly Boy Keno, an emerging gay rapper on the Bounce Scene, records a new song at the studio of legendary Bounce producer Blaqnmild.
       
     

Fly Boy Keno, an emerging gay rapper on the Bounce Scene, records a new song at the studio of legendary Bounce producer Blaqnmild.

 ElmBoy Peg(L), another emerging performer on the Bounce Scene, hangs out with his cousin at their home in Metairie.
       
     

ElmBoy Peg(L), another emerging performer on the Bounce Scene, hangs out with his cousin at their home in Metairie.

 In Metairie, a suburb next to New Orleans, a group of kids on a local dance team perform a number on the street.  It's impossible to quantify but music and dance are hugely influential crafts in New Orleans.
       
     

In Metairie, a suburb next to New Orleans, a group of kids on a local dance team perform a number on the street. It's impossible to quantify but music and dance are hugely influential crafts in New Orleans.

 Elm Boy Peg, another emerging rapper on the Bounce Scene, at his home in Metairie.
       
     

Elm Boy Peg, another emerging rapper on the Bounce Scene, at his home in Metairie.

 In Metairie, a suburb next to New Orleans, a group of kids on a local dance team perform a number on the street.  It's impossible to quantify but music and dance are hugely influential crafts in New Orleans.
       
     

In Metairie, a suburb next to New Orleans, a group of kids on a local dance team perform a number on the street. It's impossible to quantify but music and dance are hugely influential crafts in New Orleans.

 Sissy Nobby, another popular musician on the Bounce Scene, outside his apartment in New Orleans east.   Nobby, Katie Red and Big Fredia are the three most influential and popular of the Gay Performers in Bounce Music.
       
     

Sissy Nobby, another popular musician on the Bounce Scene, outside his apartment in New Orleans east. Nobby, Katie Red and Big Fredia are the three most influential and popular of the Gay Performers in Bounce Music.