Sissy Bounce

As a girl who spent a few years in the South, I’m familiar with bounce music – a style of rap that originated in New Orleans and that utilizes a few samples and a call-and-response lyrical style. Basically, it’s hypersexual dance music that incorporates energetic chants.

But recently I learned a bit more about sissy bounce – music made by openly queer male rappers. Excited, I began posting multiple videos on my partner’s Facebook page. These performers are rapping sexually explicit lyrics about eating dick and crossdressing, but they also reference what it’s like to grow up poor and gay in the South.

At the same time, each of these sissy bounce musicians have maintained and developed their identities as out, proud and flamboyant queers – there’s little attempt at assimilation into the mainstream, hetero-normative world of music. From Sissy Nobby and Katey Red, who are transsexual females, to Vockah Redu, an openly bi male, sissy bounce is about being whoever you are, and having a hell of a lot of fun with it. Their shows are crazy, sweaty dancefests, and in spite of the amount of flesh shown – and unlike some bounce parties – safe for ladies, queens and others who just want to get down without being taken advantage of.

One of the first sissy bounce hits:

Sissy Nobby and DIY video:

Sissy bounce superstar Big Freedia in NYC:

Vockah Redu on Valentine’s Day:

Tell me what you think!


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