Down South Bounce

Down South Bounce

by DJ Jelly
     
 

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Years before the Dirty South scene ever became a national phenomenon capable of moving units, it thrived as primarily club music. Given the nature of the music, this isn't surprising -- the tracks are incredibly bass-heavy and employ the sort of rhythms that make listeners wanna get buck; plus, the rhymes take a secondary position to the beats and feature lyrics that

Overview

Years before the Dirty South scene ever became a national phenomenon capable of moving units, it thrived as primarily club music. Given the nature of the music, this isn't surprising -- the tracks are incredibly bass-heavy and employ the sort of rhythms that make listeners wanna get buck; plus, the rhymes take a secondary position to the beats and feature lyrics that rarely depart from the hedonistic vices or represent-yo-hood rhetoric. The music's ghetto nature -- and, beyond that, Southern ghetto nature -- doesn't exactly cater well to mainstream airplay. It functions better in a club setting or, literally, street setting, where there are subwoofers to accentuate the bass-heavy beats along with some blunts, drinks, and freaks to accompany the hedonistic ideology. So it perhaps goes without saying that the first volume in the Down South Bounce series mixed by DJ Jelly puts the music in its proper context -- the sort of DJ mix one would hear at the club or on a radio mix show. Jelly doesn't mess around, either; he goes straight for the anthems: Lil Jon's "Who U Wit," Gangsta Boo's "Where Dem Dollas At," Project Playaz' "Bounce It (Bucked Naked)," and Lil' Keke's "Southside" to name only a few. Since this mix spans time and focuses on the classics rather than hits of the moment, it's an excellent place to begin for anyone unfamiliar with what the Dirty South is all about. Down South Bounce puts the music in its proper context -- the way one would hear it cruisin' through Memphis, gettin' their freak on in Atlanta, or sippin' on some sizurp in Houston. Jelly is no Grandmaster Flash, but he does the job, and given the lack of nationally distributed and readily available Dirty South mix albums out at the time of this album's release, this is indeed the album to get. Future volumes stick with the formula but don't feature quite as many classics.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2001
Label:
Warlock Records
UPC:
0026656284021
catalogNumber:
2840

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

DJ Jelly   Primary Artist,scratching
Master P   Track Performer
DJ Jimi   Track Performer
Tru   Track Performer
8ball & MJG   Track Performer
Pimp C   Track Performer
Crime Boss   Track Performer
Skull Duggrey   Track Performer
Tela   Track Performer
DJ Jubilee   Track Performer
Lil' Keke   Track Performer
Alan Throughgood   Track Performer
DJ Paul   Track Performer
Gangsta Boo   Track Performer
Sammy Sam   Track Performer
Juicy J   Track Performer
Shocker   Track Performer
YoungBloodZ   Track Performer
Project Playaz   Track Performer
Bun B   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jazze Pha   Producer
Ethan Allen   Cover Design
Bryan N. Calhoun   Executive Producer
Jimi Payton   Composer
Khalifani   Engineer
Terry Clarkston   Engineer

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