If bounce music was a cake, and booty was sugar and emcees were butter, the Triggerman beat sampled from The Showboys song “Drag Rap” would be all-purpose flour. Making sense? Not every bounce record has a Triggerman base (and some cakes are gluten free) but a whole lot of them do. Wiz Khalifa‘s “Black and Yellow” is not a bounce song, but the Startgate beat it sits on sounds pretty familiar. Wayne Marshall is an ethnomusiclogist, currently working with the support of an MIT Mellon Fellowship. One time he wrote a legitimate article for a real deal academic journal called “The Riddim Method“! Today he took a moment out to note the uncanny kinship and mashed the songs together for backup proof. We’re pretty convinced. What do you think?
Wayne Marshall, “Black and Showboys”