N.E.R.D.'s hit song "Lemon" owes a lot to New Orleans bounce

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Big Freedia explains where “Lemon” got its bounce from. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO For the final episode of Earworm I'm digging into N.E.R.D.'s hit song "Lemon" featuring Rihanna. Its sound is quintessential Pharrell: happy, energetic, and bouncy. The more I listened to it though, the more I realized that its bouncy energy was inspired by a genre of hip-hop that has rarely trickled into the mainstream - New Orleans Bounce. To learn more about the genre and to get the definitive answer on whether "Lemon" is a bounce song, I spoke with Big Freedia, a Native of New Orleans and an artist widely credited with bringing bounce music to the masses. Thanks so much for watching Earworm this year. Sources: wheretheyatnola.com/ Bounce: Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans: www.amazon.com/dp/B00BERRR2M/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o

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