Sissy Bounce: New Orleans Phenom Not Sweeping the Nation

Several months back, my friend Andy mentioned a New Orleans musical genre known as Sissy Bounce. Now, like most locals with a pulse, I know something about Bounce, and I’m totally familiar with sissies, having been one most of my life. But Sissy Bounce–that is, Bounce by tranny rappers–was new. Alas, Andy didn’t have too much info to share or any samples of the genre, so I kinda forgot about it.

Over the Memorial Day weekend, though, Mr. Toots flounced into town. As a boss-level expert in both boy-kissing and Bounce, he knew a good deal about the topic and directed me to this comparatively lengthy discussion of the genre. Embedded in that story is a link to the MySpace page of Katey Red–the only tranny-esque rapper in the piece–and a video of her in action that looks like it was recorded in Quintron’s basement (aka the Spellcaster). There’s also a link and a video for Sissy Nobbyy, who’s definitely a sissy, but not a tranny. (Check the split/booty bounce around 2:20 on the video: flexible and rhythmic.)

There are other links to rappers Big Freeda and the rather studly Vockah Redu–both of whom are pretty clearly gay, though not trannies.

At first, I was kinda disappointed that only one of the four performed in drag. I mean, hello? Tranny rappers? What could be hotter? But on the other hand, being an out gay guy in Bounce might be even more transgressive than rapping in ladyface. Either way, it’s a really interesting phenomenon.

If you’ve got more info or some mp3s, drop me a line, yo!

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