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iPod song of the week – Katrina

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On August 20, 2006
At 6:00 pm
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Here are our songs for week o’August 20th. Yes, two!

It’s about a year since the whole Hurricane Katrina tragedy/debacle ruined countless lives, political careers, and an entire national treasure of a city. When I think of New Orleans, I think of music. And beignets. But since I don’t have a beignet of the week page, let’s just work with the music.

I couldn’t decide between these two songs as to which made me think of New Orleans more so I’m posting both, as well as links to their videos which always appear in my head when I hear the songs.

The first song is one of the most infectious ever. It’s the horn sample (who knows, maybe it’s actually fresh to this song, I’m not a musicologist) that runs throughout which gets under your skin and makes you feel like you have a fever. In addition, I couldn’t find out who does the sort of response to many of Mystikal’s lines, but I’d enjoy having someone next to me, backing up every single thing I said in the same fashion. Anyway, check out the video on YouTube as well, should you want to see a NO jazz funeral with the most attractive mourners ever (it’s in the second half).

Mystikal – Bouncin’ Back (Bumpin’ Me Against The Wall)

The second song could be my favorite hip-hop song of all time. I don’t know if it’s the fact that every line ends with “ha” or the catchy sing-song chorus, but this song stays in my head a good long time usually. And should you be interested in a slice of Juve’s New Orleans, I strongly suggest you check out the video. Shockingly, this was seven years before the actual hurricane hit. You can sort of see where that guy who wouldn’t go into the projects when it’s dark, ha, was coming from.

Juvenile – Ha