New Orleans hip-hop royalty Partners-N-Crime will bring the bounce to Preservation Hall this Saturday, July 28. P-N-C differentiates themselves from other New Orleans bounce music in that they can also rap to it.
Partners-N-Crime is an award-winning rap group made up of Walter “Kango Slim” Williams and Michael “Mr. Meana” Patterson. Both were raised in the 17th Ward of New Orleans and met in high school. They started making music together in the early 1990s and recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Their success in Louisiana has been widespread since the release of “Let The Good Times Roll” about social upheaval in the Black community in 1994.
Their latest single, “Only Human,” combines ’90s rap with contemporary funk influences. The song features a sample of “Who Can I Run To?” by The Jones Girls (1979), a sample also heard on Anderson .Paak’s 2014 song, “Might Be.”
Both members of P-N-C are talented songwriters who have written hits for T-Pain, Master P, Juvenile and more. Their influence on T-Pain is apparent in songs like “Bottles” whereas other songs like “Up Early In The Morning” have a reggae vibe. P-N-C’s discography covers a lot of musical ground. There’s something for everyone with P-N-C.
Kango Slim and Mr. Meana are not only incredible musicians, but businessmen who have transferred their musical prowess to another side of the talent industry. They are co-owners of HITZ International, where Mr. Meana serves as Vice President and handles artist development. Kango Slim serves as President for “Beats and Hooks,” a company that provides features, hooks and more to fellow musicians.
“This showcase will help you better understand the transition of Partners-N-Crime—our musical talents and wide variety of musical genres that we so love,” Kango Slim said about the performance at Preservation Hall.
The audience can be sure to hear an eclectic variety of music, integrated into Partners-N-Crime’s hip-hop and rap aesthetic. The event starts at 11:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $50 and can be purchased here.