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Back in the late 90s Big Tymers were on heavy rotation at the Scrumptious House in Texas. The Cash Money crew dropped their debut LP in 1997, and immediately blew up in New Orleans, the Deep South, and Texas.

Oh, and that “reunion” from last year? Naw.

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Listening to Dinky Doo by Eddie Bo this morning. This slab was recorded back in 1961 and released on Joe Ruffino’s Ric imprint (981). Harold Battiste produced and arranged the cut while the writing credit was given to Delores Johnson, Bo’s wife.

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In a New Orleans Advocate article last month writer Sara Sneath mentioned that “the Desire neighborhood, where Gordon Plaza is located, had the second-highest consistent rate of cancer among all Louisiana census tracts measured from 2005 to 2015.”

The residents of Gordon Plaza live in housing that was built astraddle a toxic city dump. That housing development has seen hundreds of New Orleans residents die from cancer.

In 2018 the Gordon Plaza neighborhood group filed suit against the City of New Orleans hoping to secure funds to move to a safer area of the city.

We’ll provide further coverage of this issue as warranted.