View Rap Maps: Plotting Juvenile’s “Noila Clap” in a larger map
“Nolia Clap” off the album The Beginning of the End (2004) by Juvenile, Wacko and Skip is the unequivocal anthem for New Orleans and notes over a dozen locales. Explore the Big Easy as the then, Rap-A-Lot signees shout out their favorite neighborhoods. Inspired by a map of Sir-Mix-A-Lot’s “Posse on Broadway,” we thought we’d plot our own to mark the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Read more for editor’s note.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As a result of Hurricane Katrina, many of the housing projects and neighborhoods featured in the song have been torn down, rebuilt or converted into mixed income developments. The Lower Ninth Ward, a historically black neighborhood with a sizeable low-income population, was and still remains the most devastated area of New Orleans after the storm.