Warren Mayes was one of the earliest rap stars in New Orleans and a primary architect of the New Orleans rap sound. He was also the first New Orleans rapper to be signed to a major label. Unfortunately, he was also one of the city’s many casualties.
In the mid-1980s, though hip hop was still primarily an east coast phenomenon, it was quickly taking hold in other locales including, not surprisingly, musically rich New Orleans. In 1984, Mannie Fresh, Mia X, DJ Wop and New York-transplant Denny D formed New Orleans' first rap crew, New York Incorporated. Two... Read More
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Hip Hop, Old School, Southern, Bounce
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