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Photo + Video: New Orleans Celebrates Bounce Legend 5th Ward Weebie With Funeral & Second Line Parade

New Orleans rap and bounce legend Jerome Cosey, aka 5th Ward Weebie, died suddenly died Jan. 9 from complications from a heart attack, he was 41 years old. The NOLA native was known throughout New Orleans and is regarded as one of the leading New Orleans bounce artists. 

Yesterday friends, family, and fans gathered one last time to send off Weebie with a memorable second line, and funeral at Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans.

Mayor Cantrell and U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond helped eulogize Cosey and many musicians were in attendance including Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. 

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New Orleanians attend the funeral of Jerome “5th Ward Weebie” Cosey, a bounce music pioneer and rapper known for the songs ‘Let Me Find Out’ and ‘Get Out the Way’, at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans, followed by a second line down Orleans Ave. The mayor and U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond helped eulogize Cosey and many musicians were in attendance including Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. Cosey was 41 years old and died Jan. 9 from complications from a heart attack. He made music with #Drake, #SnoopDogg, #MasterP, and #Mystikal and was also known for the song ‘F— Katrina’ released in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. Photo by @MattHintonPhoto for @VeryLocalNOLA . . . @vocalfool @5thWardWeebie #5thWardWeebieRIP #bouncemusic #kingofbounce #vlnola @cedric_richmond @tromboneshorty

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Listen y’all please be mindful of your health we all or not perfect but your body is your temple. Its a war against us, we deal with so much as humans form stress to these bad foods they put in our communities this is serious, diseases don’t run in families habits and tradition do. I lost to many people in my life an I don’t wanna loose any more. That’s why I started this company @ascentblends years ago #AscentBlends to bring the people a “Healthier Option” even I had my issues its time we take a stand. 🤚🏾🧘🏿‍♂️🥺 #5thWardWeebie #WeebieIGotUS this is still unreal to me man. #EatClean #DoWhatDeyDont #Detox #Exercise #Fitness

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Featured Image: Very Local NOLA | Matthew Hinton 

 

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