The 50 Best New Orleans Rap Songs

#19. DJ Jimi f/ Juvenile "Bounce (For the Juvenile)" (1993)

Producer: Precise
Album: It's Jimi
Label: Soulin/Avenue

Though DJ Jimi's debut single "Where They At" stands as his biggest hit, its follow-up, "Bounce (For the Juvenile)" is notable for a few reasons. One, it gave the genre a formal name. It also proved that bounce could exist outside of "Triggerman," instead bringing the same "Ashley Roachclip" break that Eric B. & Rakim made popular. But more than any of that, it introduced the world to a teenage rapper who went by the name of Juvenile. Even at that young age, Juve's talent was blindingly apparent, and he outshined his mentor with a reggae-tinged flow.

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