This page is a constantly updated bounce history based off the timeline published in The Definition of Bounce
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The timeline is compiled by Alison Fensterstock. Special thanks to Ethan Clark, Colin Meneghini, Lucky Johnson, Andrew Noz, Sean Yuent Schuster-Craig, Emil Nassar, Matt Miller, Stephen Thomas, John & Glenda Robert, Wayne Benjamin and Eric Brightwell
1984 14-year-old rapper Mia X joins her 7th Ward neighbor DJ Mannie Fresh in the hip-hop crew New York Incorporated, playing school dances along with DJ Wop and Queens transplant Denny D.
1986 The New York group The Showboys release the 12" single "Drag Rap" on Profile Records. The song became a hugely popular DJ spin in New Orleans and will become a major signature sample of New Orleans bounce.
1987 Flamboyantly gay 1960's R&B hitmaker Bobby Marchan forms the Manicure record label and promotion and booking company with partner Henry "Palomino" Alexander. The label's first release is a cover of Clarence Carter's "Strokin'," featuring a version of the "Project Rap."
1987 U.K. rapper Derek B. releases "Rock The Beat," a track whose beat would form the basis for much New Orleans bounce.
1988 Roy Joseph, Jr., recording as MC J Ro'J, releases the second-line-flavored rap single "Let's Jump," executive-produced by Manicure's Henry "Palomino" Alexander.
1988 The Def Boyz released "3 da Haed Way" produced by Ice Mike.
1989 DJ Mannie Fresh partners with rapper Gregory D, of the Ninja Crew, to record the album "D Rules The Nation." It features the unique single "Buck Jump Time" - not a bounce song, but a compendium of New Orleans references featuring a tuba for a bassline and the first appearance of the "Project Rap" – the list of wards, projects and neighborhoods that would turn up in hundreds of bounce songs.
1989 Devious D and DJ Baby T (a.k.a. DJ Lil Daddy) drop "Down With The Program" on Brutal Records.
Also in the 80's…
A very young Juvenile begins performing his song "Bounce For The Juvenile" in clubs. Leroy "Precise" Edwards, a young producer, records it the same night the two meet.
DJ Jimi and Juvenile meet at Jimi's girlfriend's house near the Magnolia Projects.
DJ Jimi begins spinning regularly at Newton's and Big Man's lounges in Uptown.
DJ Captain Charles begins his residency at Club Discovery on St. Claude Avenue.
Hollygrove rapper Devious begins working for Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn at Seasaint Studios.
A young DJ Jubilee begins spinning at parties with older brother Shawn's DJ crew, The Fellas.
DJs like Slick Leo and Nighthawk begin spinning early hip-hop on stations like WAIL 105 and Hot 98.3.
1990 Calliope-raised Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, starts the No Limit record shop in Richmond, California.
1990 "I Got Game" released by Ice Mike as a solo artist. Produced by Ice Mike.
1990 Bust Down puts out the classics "Putcha Ballys On," "Pop That Thang" and "Nasty Bitch" produced by Ice Mike.
1991 Ice Mike also releases "Bring da Heat" along with his full length album "True 2 da Game," both produced by Ice Mike.
1991 Popular club owner and show promoter Warren Mayes releases "Get It Girl," a rap penned by girlfriend Mia X and recorded over the instrumental for Too $hort's "I Ain't Trippin." Mayes' Get It Girl dancers popularize an early version of the "P-pop" booty dance.
1991 Uptown resident KLC (Craig Lawson) quits his job at Schwegmann's to start Parkway Pumpin' records, along with 3-9 Posse member Dart. Parkway's first release is 3-9 Posse's self-titled 12" featuring "Ask Them Hoes," "Got What It Takes To Make It," "Clockin," "Pump the Power" and "Pass The Snake."
1991 On the West Bank, Bust Down puts out the classics "Putcha Ballys On," "Pop That Thang" and "Nasty Bitch" on the Miami bass label Effect Records. Luther Campbell (aka Luke Skyywalker of 2 Live Crew), the label's owner, puts out his own suspiciously similar "Pop That Coochie."
1991 Pioneers West Bank rapper Tim Smooth drops "Gotsta Have It" on Dallas' Yo! Records.
1991 West Bank rapper MC Thick's "Marrero (What The Fuck They Be Yellin') comes out on Atlantic Records.
1991-92 7th Ward-born DJ Irvin Phillips (DJ Irv), spinning at the Uptown club Ghost Town, is joined by charismatic rapper T.T. Tucker. The two put out a cassette with moonlighting contractor Aaron Charlot on his Charlot label; later, Irv's sister Loren takes over the duo's management and drops a second version of the cassette. Both are known as "the red tape."
1992 DJs Don Juan and Big Fess form the Full Pack label and release Kimmy P and Shorty T's "Females in Charge" album.
1992 Mobo Records releases Lower Level "Wanted by 5-0" produced by Ice Mike.
1992 Against the wishes of management, Q93.3 FM DJs Davey D and Wild Wayne premiere "Wha Dey At" on the air, playing it twice in a row.
1992 60's-era record man Isaac Bolden, who had been discussing making a hip-hop record with Seasaint assistant Devious, hears "Wha Dey At" playing in a restaurant and decides to make a bounce album instead. Devious brings in DJ Mellow Fellow to help produce Jimi's version.
1992 DJ Jimi's album "It's Jimi," featuring "Where They At" and "Bounce For The Juvenile," is released on Bolden's Avenue label.
1992 West Bank rapper Everlasting Hitman drops "Bounce Baby Bounce."
1992 Lil Elt and DJ Tee put out the gangsta bounce track "Get The Gat" on KLC's Parkway Pumpin' label; 9th Ward lady rapper Ju'C counters with her own suggestion, "Eat The Cat." Cheeky Blakk, not recording yet, performs as a backup dancer with Ju'C.
1992 The Take Fo Records label appears on the scene with its debut release, Da Sha Ra's "Bootin' Up."
1992 Brothers Bryan "Baby" and Ronald "Slim" Williams form Cash Money Records with Bobby Marchan as booking agent and adviser. Their first release is Kilo G's very gangsta "The Sleepwalker," then (in 1993) UNLV's gangsta-bounce flavored "6th and Baronne."
1992 WQUE 93.3 FM assistant program director begins writing "Street," a monthly column on rap, for Offbeat magazine.
1992 Most Wanted Posse puts out "It Was A West Bank Thing" on Mugz Records, one of several volleys back and forth across the river in an East Bank/ West Bank beef.
1992 "Mobo" Joe Paynes starts the Mobo Records label out of his West Bank Expressway record shop, with creepy, lo-fi gangsta acts like Death, the Ruthless Juveniles and the Lower Level Organization, plus later-addition bounce acts like Cheeky Blakk, Ricky B. and MC Spud.
1992 DJ Irv puts out his last release, "Mega Mix '92," on his own No ½ Steppin' label.
1993 Silky Slim puts out "Sista Sista," an answer song to T.T. Tucker, on Mugz Records.
1993 Tripple Beam Records released M.C. Spud "UnderTaker" which introduced Cheeky Blakk produced by Ice Mike.
1993 Ice Mike briefly relocates to Mississippi and puts out his own full-length album "Slammin Theez Hoez" on his own 3d Power Records.
1993 DJ Jubilee debuts on Take Fo with "Stop Pause (Do The Jubilee All)."
1993 Lil Slim puts out the bounce classic "Bounce Slide Ride" on his Cash Money debut, "Tha Game Is Cold." Slim is credited with discovering his middle-school-aged neighbor, Lil Wayne, and bringing him to Cash Money.
1993 Times-Picayune music writer Scott Aiges writes two cover stories for the weekend "Lagniappe"
section on local rap and the emergence of bounce.
1993 14-year-old Trishell Williams, a.k.a. Ms Tee, becomes the first female artist signed to Cash Money Records, and puts out "Chillin On Da Corner."
1993 DJ Irv is shot to death in the 7th Ward.
1993 Irv's sister Loren begins publishing New Orleans' first hip-hop magazine, Da R.U.D.E. (Raw Uncensored Dope Entertainment), inspired by a trip to Atlanta's Jack the Rapper convention.
1993 KLC and Mr. Serv-On also attend Jack the Rapper, where they meet Master P.
1993 Mia X and Loren Phillips begin working at Shirani Rea's Gentilly Boulevard record store Peaches Records & Tapes, which becomes a nexus for the local rap scene.
1993 Mannie Fresh begins working for Cash Money, producing the Iberville projects-based PxMxWx's debut "Legalize (Pass Tha Weed)" and (as DJ Crack Out) Bryan Williams' (as B32) first venture as a rapper, "I Need A Bag Of Dope."
1993 Former Ninja Crew rapper Sporty T puts out "Sporty Talk-N-Sporty '93" on club owner Charles Shaw, producer Leroy "Precise" Edwards, and Charles "Big Boy" Temple's Big Boy Records.
1993 Offbeat magazine runs a cover story by Keith Spera on New Orleans hip-hop and bounce, interviewing Joe Blakk, Gregory D and others.
1993 Mia X, already an up-and-coming hip-hop artist, puts out the bounce feminist screed "Da Payback" as a single on West Bank producer J. Diamond Washington's Lamina label.
1993 West Bank rapper Joe Blakk puts out "It Ain't Where Ya From," produced by Ice Mike, on Mercenary Records – in part, a call to end the cross-the-river lyrical beef.
1993 Ninth Ward rapper Pimp Daddy puts out "Got To Be Real" on Pack Records, and is then signed to Cash Money.
1993 Devious puts out "Picture This," which includes the bounce track "Hey P-Poppers," on the Worth the Wait label.
1993 Walter Williams and Mike Patterson, a.k.a. Kango Slim and Mr. Meana, form Partners N Crime after performing together at one of Bobby Marchan's Gong Shows and are signed to the newly formed Big Boy Records.
1993 Dave Bartholomew's son Don B. opens his Hitts Studios and becomes a much-in-demand local rap and R&B producer and engineer.
1994 PNC release "Pussy N A Can," a response to UNLV's "UNLV Style," which kicks off a Big Boy vs. Cash Money lyrical rivalry and results in, among other things, a PNC album cover featuring Kango and Meana urinating on the corner of 6th and Baronne, the intersection UNLV name-checked in the title of their first album.
1994 Ice Mike releases an LP titled "Slammin' Theeze Hoz" which embodied the singles "Feet Like A Nigga" & "I Shitted In That Hoe House".
1994 Magnolia Slim debuts on the Hype Enough label, with "Soulja Fa Lyfe."
1994 After leaving KLC's Parkway Pumpin' label, Mystikal releases his self-titled debut on Big Boy Records.
1994 Ice Mike produced "Smoke A Fire Blunt" from the Mobo Records release "Mobo Click."
1994 Cash Money puts out Pimp Daddy's "Still Pimpin," which includes a dig at his son's mother, Cheeky Blakk, in the song "Boo-Koo Bitches." The two famously spar lyrically in the clubs.
1994 Times-Picayune music writer Scott Aiges pens a cover story on New Orleans bounce for Billboard magazine.
1994 DJ Jimi puts out "I'm Back I'm Back" on Gamtown Records, with production from Leroy "Precise" Edwards and multiple writing credits for Terius Gray, a.k.a. Juvenile.
1994 Edgar "Pimp Daddy" Givens is shot to death in the 9th Ward.
1994 After turning down a Cash Money offer, Partners N Crime debut on Big Boy Records.
1994 Code-6 released "Load Up the Tec" & "Where My Ole Lady At" produced by Ice Mike.
1994 The quick-tongued Mr. Ivan puts out "187 In A Hockey Mask" on Cash Money Records.
1994 Fila Phil puts out "Da Hustla," featuring future No Limit artists Mia X and Tre 8, on Slaughterhouse Records.
1994 Big Boy drops the LA-influenced G. Slimm's "Fours Deuces & Treys" and PNC's party-pumping "Ride It, Roll It." Cash Money puts out Lil Slim's "Powder Shop" and UNLV's "Straight Out The Gutta."
1994-95 Master P flies KLC and Mia X to California for a Christmastime visit that would result in both artists joining No Limit, KLC as the leader of the Beats by the Pound production team.
1995 Master P brings No Limit back to Louisiana, settling in Baton Rouge.
1995 The HANO receives a federal HOPE VI grant to redevelop the crumbling Desire and Florida projects, although residents do not move into the new mixed-income development until after Hurricane Katrina.
1995 Tre-8 released "Ghetto Stories" on No-Limit Records which included "What's Happening" & "Half of Me," produced by Ice Mike.
1995 Frustrated by inattention from Cash Money, where he occasionally co-writes with girlfriend Ms Tee, Dolamite signs with Redrum Records and puts out the "3d Ward On My Mind" EP.
1995 Cheeky Blakk debuts on Mobo with "Gots To Be Cheeky," then decamps for the newly founded Tombstone Records, where she drops "Let Me Get That Outcha" the same year.
1995 Magnolia Slim releases "The Dark Side" EP on Hype Enough.
1995 Juvenile releases his first solo album, "Being Myself," on Warlock Records.
1995 Cash Money releases Kilo G's second and last album, "The Bloody City."
1995 9th Ward twin sisters Tonya and Trementhia Jupiter sign to Big Boy Records as the Ghetto Twiinz, after a deal with Eazy-E's Ruthless Records fails due to turmoil at the label. They put out their debut, "Surrounded by Criminals." The pair soon moves to Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records, and Tonya marries Big Boy co-owner Leroy "Precise" Edwards.
1995 Future No Limit best-kept-secret Fiend debuts on Big Boy with "Won't Be Denied." On the same label, PNC drop the party anthem "Pump Tha Party."
1995 The 7th Ward's Ricky B releases the classic "Dedicating To You New Orleans" on Mobo Records, using the John Mac high school marching band. Mobo also drops hard-edged albums from Death, Dog House Posse and Ruthless Juveniles.
1995 Big Boy Records splits, with Charles Shaw moving on to start the South Coast Music Group and Precise focusing on independent production and management.
1995 Cash Money puts out Ms Tee's "Having Thing$" and UNLV's "Mac Melph Calio."
1995 10th Ward Buck appears as Herbie in the film "Dead Man Walking."
1996 Everlasting Hitman is murdered on the West Bank.
1996 Lady Red puts out "Smokin Dat Weed."
1996 Lokee puts out the creepy "Voodoo Gangsta Funk" on Tombstone Records, with a guest verse from Magnolia Slim and production from Ice Mike.
1996 Big Man of PMW releases "A New Beginning" on Hard Hittin' Records. His partner moves to Atlanta and gains a measure of fame in '97 as Freak Nasty, with the hit "Da Dip."
1996 Stewart "MC Thick" Harris dies.
1996 Dj Mouche released "No Bounce No Party" which included "Everyday of My Life" & "Fuck dem Niggaz" by The Rangerz ft Lady Red produced by Ice Mike.
1996 Magnolia Shorty, a childhood friend of B.G. and Soulja Slim, debuts on Cash Money with "Monkey On Tha D$ck."
1996 Lokee released "Torture" & "Weed Fiends" which introduced Magnolia Slim a.k.a. Soulja Slim on TombStone Records. Both produced by Ice Mike. Also released on TombStone Records L.O.G. "Ski Mask Way" "Hustlin' Iz da Skill" & "G'z" in 1996,produced by Ice Mike.
1996 UNLV drop their last Cash Money album, "Uptown 4 Life," featuring the Mystikal-diss track "Drag 'Em In The River." They'll later remix it as a Cash Money diss, along with B.G., after both leave the label.
1996 "X Marks The Spot" by Rated-X of the BootCampClicc was released with much production by Ice Mike including the single "Knucklehead Bitch".
1996 Tombstone Records puts out the L.O.G.'s "G's and Soldiers" and 2 Blakk's "Represent 4 Life," featuring the track "Second Line Jump."
1996 Master P sticks his flag in the New Orleans sound with "Ice Cream Man," the first platinum No Limit release.
1997 UNLV's Albert "Yella Boy" Thomas is murdered.
1997 Cheeky Blakk hops labels again to drop "Whores Pimps Niggaz" on Total Respect Records.
1997 Tim Smooth released the single "KaBoom" on Mobo records produced by Ice Mike.
1997 Kilo G is shot and killed in his 7th Ward home, at age 20.
1997 Threat of Black Menace released "Drama As Usual" which included "Bustafied" & "Who's Who" produced by Ice Mike.
1997 Sporty T puts out "Street Soldier" on Big Boy, an album that responds to Juvenile's "Solja Rags" diss with the track "Juvi (You Ain't No Soldier.)" A video is made with a Juvenile impersonator.
1997 Take Fo puts put new albums on DJ Jubilee ("Get Ready Ready") former dancer Willie Puckett ("Doggie Hopp") and 2 Sweet ("Actin Bad.")
1997 Tim Smooth Released "Camped Out" ft. "Black Menace" produced by Ice Mike on the LP "Let It Be Written."
1997 The Hot Boys (B.G., Lil Wayne, Turk and Juvenile) debut on Cash Money with "Get It How U Live."
1997 J-Dawg of Black Menace released two CD's on the same day, both with Big Boy Records. "Smokin' & Rollin'" which included "Murder After Midnight" ft. Ice Mike & "The Dawg House" which included "Freak Nasty" remix ft. Tim Smooth, which were produced by Ice Mike.
1997 Mia X's "Unlady Like" album goes to #2 on the Billboard hip-hop and R&B chart.
1997 Master P puts out "I'm Bout It," the first of many low-budget No Limit movies starring his roster of artists.
1998 Magnolia Slim changes his handle to Soulja Slim and debuts on No Limit Records with "Give It 2 Em Raw," but has little time to promote it, as he is incarcerated for armed robbery the same year.
1998 DJ Jubilee puts out "Take It To The St. Thomas" on Take Fo, an album that includes his most gangsta-ish song: "Westbank Showdown," a tribute to the tough guys across the river.
1998 PNC collaborates with DJ Jubilee on the classic, "Iko Iko" – influenced song "NO Block Party."
1998 Joe Blakk released "Blood Sweat & Tears" which includes the singles "Boot Up Or Shut Up" ft. T.Tucker , "1-900-Jivazho", "Misconstrued" & "Omega Party" produced by Ice Mike.
1998 Two local public-access urban-music cable TV shows debut: John and Goldie Roberts' "It's All Good In The Hood" and Chris Roberts and Wild Wayne's "Phat Phat N All That."
1998 Tim Smooth released "The Franchise Player" which includes "Iz That Yo Hoe" ft. G-Slimm and Goldie and also embodies the single "KaBooom" both produced by Ice Mike.
1998 Mystikal pays homage to his mentor, Tim Smooth, appearing on Smooth's Mobo single "Handle Yo Business."
1998 West Bank is in effect with Ice Mike and Code 6's Mardi Gras Indian-influenced album "Let's Go Get 'Em" on the Ice Mike Entertainment label.
1998 Cash Money, now focusing on Juvenile and the Hot Boys, signs a multimillion-dollar distribution deal with Universal Entertainment. Juvenile's "400 Degreez" goes 4x platinum by 2000.
1998 Katey Red, a striking drag queen, is discovered rapping in the Melpomene Projects by DJ Jubilee and signed to Take Fo. The following year, she releases "Melpomene Block Party," her debut on the label.
1998 Tim Smooth drops "Da Franchise Player" on Mobo, which has begun to feature a new logo with the words "It Ain't The Same No Mo" on it on its releases.
1999 Backup dancer 5th Ward Weebie meets Mobo producer Kenneth Taylor at rapper Kilo's studio on Bayou Road, and puts out his debut "Show The World" on Mobo Records.
1999 No Limit reveals their trademark technique of flooding the market, with multiple releases from Silkk the Shocker, Mia X, Magic "Mr. Ninth Ward," Mr. Serv-On, Fiend and others all with classic Pen & Pixel artwork.
1999 Cash Money has a banner year with the introduction of the Big Tymers (Baby Williams and Mannie Fresh), hit records and songs from the Hot Boys (the album "Guerilla Warfare") Lil Wayne ("Tha Block Is Hot") and Juvenile (the album "Tha G-Code" and singles "Ha" and "Back That Azz Up") and B.G.'s introduction into the lexicon of the phrase "bling bling."
1999 On July 31, Warren Mayes is shot to death in his car while leaving a concert at the Treme Center.
1999 Roy Joseph (J Ro'J) of Slaughterhouse Records sues Master P. for $10 million over Mia X's contract.
1999 The Magnolia Projects' Vockah Redu, a male rapper and former high school girls' dance team leader, 10th Ward Buck's cousin, debuts with the self-released "Vockduizm."
2000 Katey Red's high school classmate and former backup dancer Big Freedia debuts on the Money Rules Entertainment label with "Queen Diva."
2000 Josephine Johnny debuts on Jam Tight with "Trouble Will Find U."
2000 Katey Red is interviewed by Neil Strauss for a feature in the New York Times.
2000 Twin brothers Kane & Abel leave No Limit and start their own Most Wanted Empire label, putting out 5th Ward Weebie's "Ghetto Platinum" album.
2000 DJ Baby T, aka DJ Lil Daddy, is killed in Baton Rouge.
2000 Mystikal leaves No Limit decisively for Jive Records and drops "Let's Get Ready."
2000 The Cash Money Millionaires make the film "Baller Blockin.'"
2001 Kilo releases "Too Cold To Be A Hot Boy," featuring the classic album cover photo of the rapper with a polar bear on a leash.
2001 B.G. leaves Cash Money.
2001 Choppa drops "Choppa Style" on Take Fo.
2001 The St. Thomas Housing Development is slated for demolition, to be renovated into a mixed-income community under the federal HOPE VI program.
2001 Cheeky Blakk and Soulja Slim rap on the Rebirth Brass Band's "Hot Venom" album.
2001 Former residents of the Desire project sue HANO for improper implementation of the HOPE VI grant.
2001 Juvenile leaves Cash Money to form his own UTP label, though he returns to put out "Juve The Great" in 2003 before decamping again for Atlantic Records in 2005.
2002 The "sissy" explosion continues with the Calliope's Chev Off The Ave, who puts out "A Sissy With Class" on the Kingz Records label, as well as some singles that heat up a manufactured beef with Katey Red.
2002 DJ Jubilee and Take Fo Records sue Cash Money over the copyright to the song "Back That Azz Up," alleging Juvenile's 1999 song (which hit #19 on the Billboard Hot 100) infringed upon Jubilee's track of the same name from the year before. Take Fo lost.
2002 Ludacris name-checks Josephine Johnny on Amerie's "Why Don't We Fall In Love" remix.
2003 No Limit Records files for bankruptcy; Master P reorganizes as the New No Limit with a roster that focuses heavily on his brothers, C-Murder and Silkk the Shocker, and his son Romeo.|
2003 Soulja Slim releases "Years Later… A Few Months After," his last album, on his own Cut Throat Committy label. On Thanksgiving Eve,
2003, he is shot to death on his mother's front lawn. A famous bootleg of an album-in-progress with B.G. begins making the rounds.
2003 10th Ward Buck sends bounce into double-time with his track "Fasta," influencing a new generation of music.
2003-04 A new generation's super-speedy bounce sound emerges, with artists like Gotty Boi Chris, Déjà Vu, Peacachoo, Monsta Wit Da Fade (DJ Jubilee's nephew), Sissy Nobby and others.
2004 Mystikal is sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual battery and extortion of a former employee.
2004 Tab "Turk" Virgil of the Hot Boys is sentenced to 10 years in prison in Memphis.
2004 Juvenile's collaboration with Soulja Slim, "Slow Motion," is released and gets Slim a posthumous #1 on the Billboard charts.
2005 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastate New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. New Orleans' housing projects are shuttered, and the "Big Four" – the Magnolia, Calliope, Lafitte and St. Bernard – are slated for demolition.
2005 - 10th Ward Buck releases the club hit "Drop and Gimme 50," which is re-recorded in 2007 by Houston rapper Mike Jones and becomes a top-selling ringtone.
2005 5th Ward Weebie drops the post-K anthem "Fuck Katrina."
2005 The gritty "N.O. Exposed" DVD documentary is released.
2005 Mannie Fresh leaves Cash Money.
2005 Lil Wayne releases "Tha Carter II" and starts to prime the pump with frequent mixtape releases.
2005 Nik Cohn publishes "Triksta," a memoir of his time in the New Orleans bounce scene.
2006 Terence "Sporty T" Vine is shot to death in his FEMA trailer.
2006 Sissy Nobby and Big Freedia emerge as the dominant artists in post-Katrina bounce with literally a dozen or more shows per week.
2006 Take Fo artist KC Redd is killed in Houston.
2006 Mia X and Joe Blakk speak on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on behalf of New Orleans evacuees in danger of losing their FEMA hotel vouchers.
2006 Sess 4-5, formerly of the S.A.G. Mafia on Untouchable Records, opens the Nuthin But Fire record store in the 9th Ward.
2007 Q93 DJ Wild Wayne begins his monthly "Industry Influence" networking nights in New Orleans, featuring tributes to bounce pioneers.
2007 Mr. Ivan dies in Atlanta.
2007 B.G. and Bryan "Baby" Williams reconcile on-air on Q93 FM when B.G. calls in to a live interview to offer condolences for Baby's sister's tragic death in a car accident.
2007 Filmmakers Matt Miller, Stephen Thomas and "It's All Good In The Hood" producers John and Goldie Roberts debut their bounce documentary "Ya Heard Me" at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.
2008 Lil Wayne's record-breaking "Tha Carter III" sells over a million copies in its first week out, in mid-June.
2008-09 Some of Lil Wayne's famous mixtapes include vintage bounce lyrics from PMW ("Alphabet Bitches") Big Freedia ("Gin N My System") and DJ Duck and MC Shorty ("Where My Old Lady At.")
2009 Big Freedia, Katey Red, Sissy Nobby and Cheeky Blakk join the funk band Galactic on the pastiche-funk album "Ya Ka May."
2009 Rapper Ju'C (former wife of Tre 8) is murdered in the Lower 9th Ward.
2010 PNC release "We Are Legends."
2010 Lil Wayne begins serving a year-long jail term for a weapons possession charge in New York.
2010 Skip of Big Choo's Game Ova Boys dance crew appears on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance."
2010 Rihanna's hit "Hard" quotes DJ Jimi's "Where They At."
2010 10th Ward Buck, the Take Fo executives, DJ Captain Charles and Mia X all open restaurants in New Orleans.
2010 Mystikal is released from prison and plays a comeback show Mardi Gras night at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.
2010 VH1 honors No Limit with a tribute to Master P on a "Dirty South" – themed version of their annual Hip-Hop Honors show.