Dana Blair and Mia X
'On Location: New Orleans' Takes You To Birthplace Of Jazz And Bounce
You've heard the bounce beat or bounce icons like Big Freedia and the late Magnolia Shorty on Beyoncé's "Formation" and Drake's "In My Feelings." Now, the Recording Academy's original music travel series On Location will take you to the birthplace of it all: New Orleans.
Behind the hip-hop genre that has caught the attention of heavy-hitters like Drake and Beyoncé, is a city known for being the birthplace of Jazz, its French influence and culinary richness. On Location: New Orleans will introduce you to the city and artists that have been inspired by it all and have helped developed its sound.
On the first episode New Orleans' very own Dana Blair fills in for host Charlie Travers and takes you to Sportsman's Corner in the French Quarter to meet first lady of Master P's No Limit Records, Mia X, who co-owns the New Orleans gem. Mia X talks about bounce's rise.
"To see it go from 28 years ago and see now we have the whole world dancing, to what we say, the beat," New Orleans rapper Mia X told the Recording Academy. "But they got to come to New Orleans to really get their shake on."
Meet other bounce producers, artists and pioneers in this On Location series.