The 50 Best New Orleans Rap Songs

#6. Gregory D & DJ Mannie Fresh "Buck Jump Time" (1989)

Producer: Mannie Fresh
Album: D Rules the Nation
Label: Uzi

Before he provided the musical backbone to the Cash Money empire, Mannie Fresh was DJing for MC Gregory D, formerly of Ninja Crew. The duo had already released one LP of gimmicky bass rap, but it wasn't until "Buck Jump Time" that they really tapped into the main vein of New Orleans music. Mannie's synth bass, uptempo 808s, and short bursts of brass horns hold down Gregory as he endlessly shouts out specific NO wards and projects. Though the song predated the use of the "Triggerman" sample that would come to define New Orleans bounce, its pace and call-and-response elements undeniably laid the framework for the subgenre that was on the verge of being born.

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