Rusty Lazer holds court (photo courtesy of Clayton Cubitt).
As we may have mentioned, Team OKP is bound for the city of New Orleans this weekend, mostly to experience the NOLA Bounce x Vogue ballroom dance clash cotillion that is happening Upstairs At the Wax Museum during Jazz Fest. In order to educate you, the Okayplayer reader, on the styles and contestants in play during the dance off (and let’s be real, mostly to have our own personal soundtrack to our New Orleans road trip) we asked the experts in each respective style to run down the essential tracks associated with each in a Top 10 Bounce/Vogue Anthems of All Time.
Handling the Top 10 NOLA Bounce Anthems for us is DJ, manager and all-around lynchpin of the Bounce scene Rusty Lazer. Most visible as DJ/partner to Sissy Bounce champ Nicky Da B and sometime manager to poster queen Big Freedia, Rusty is in many ways the reason this event (and events like it) go down in New Orleans. Although preparing to participate in the event on the Bounce court side, he gave generously of his time and game to get us turnt up and enlighten the Bounce-illiterates among us. Read on for his official Top 10 Bounce Anthems:
Here’s my Top 10 Bounce anthems in no particular order. This is a city of at least a million anthems! Unfortunately, I can’t even begin to list all that I have to leave out to get it down to the top 10. Ms. Tee, Cheeky Blakk, Choppa, Gotty Boi Chris, Fly Boy Keno, Keedy Black, Magnolia Rhome, Killy Keys, Partners in Crime, UNLV, Juvenile, and even Baby Erin (the first 5 year old Bounce rapper!) and about 100 more, all deserve to be listed but that’s another list. Thank OKP for the curiousity and the love for Nola. We certainly love y’all right back!- Rusty Lazer.