PHOTOS: Second line celebrates the life of 5th Ward Weebie

Jerome Cosey was 42 years old and died from complications from a heart attack. He made music with Master P and Mystikal, appeared in a video with Drake and was also known for the song ‘F— Katrina’ released in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina.

by Matthew Hinton
January 10, 2020

New Orleanians dance in a second line memorial parade for 5th Ward Weebie (Jerome Cosey), a bounce music pioneer and rapper known for the song ‘Let Me Find Out’ and ‘Get Out the Way’ Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. The parade started from the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club at Broad Street and Orleans Avenue.

Cosey was 42 years old and died from complications from a heart attack. He made music with Master P and Mystikal, appeared in a video with Drake and was also known for the song ‘F— Katrina’ released in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina.

Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer. Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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