Sunday, March 21, 2010


I was a bit too preoccupied to celebrate New Orleans's Super Bowl win last month, so let's do it now with a bizarre phenomenon that could only have arisen in this mad, mad, city - Sissy Rap.

A branch of the "bounce" style of N.O. hip-hop, these "sissies" are transsexual/gay rappers with a musical style so brutally primitive they make Miami Bass sound like Mozart. They shout more then rap the campy lyrics, chanted over and over mantra-like, accompanied by intensely dense music/noise: crowd sounds, sirens, shouts, beatz, scant traces of
melody, all served with a hyper energy level. The result is an intoxicating party delirium.

Sissy Nobbly
: Knockin At My Door - Attention you nasty hoes: Sissy Nobbly's got your man knockin on his door!

Pictured below are two other sissy stars, Katey Red and Big Freedia.

Katey Red "Been Gone For A Minute"
Big Freedia: "Azz Everywhere" ("grab your ankles!")

Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna make dat azz go?

1 comment:

andrezj said...

thanks for sharing forever!