N.E.R.D.’s hit song “Lemon” owes a lot to New Orleans bounce

Published on January 4, 2018 by

Bounce is a subgenre of hip hop that contrasted from the popular boom bop sound at the time. While it was beloved and celebrated in New Orleans, it never really took off outside the area until the beginning of the Cash Money Records Era, in which it became a nationwide sensation. Hits like N.E.R.D’s “Lemon” track embrace or borrow from bounce.

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