Magnolia

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Magnolia

The Magnolia Projects, officially the C.J. Peete Projects, is one of the Housing Projects of New Orleans. The project is among the largest, housing approximately 2,100 people. Located in the part of uptown New Orleans known as central city, it is bounded by Louisiana Avenue, South Claiborne Avenue, La Salle Street and Washington Avenue. At its height, the Magnolia projects had 1403 units. It is located in the 3rd Ward along with the famous Calliope Projects and infamous Melpomene Projects.

The various New Orleans housing projects are most notable for being the launching ground for Bounce Music and New Orleans Rap. The careers of artists such as Soulja Slim, Juvenile, Turk, Ruda Real, 6-Shot, B.G., Mr. Marcello, Baby and Mannie Fresh.

The district is often referred to as Magnolia or Nolia. Another possible nickname for these projects is the "MP3" meaning "Magnolia Projects--Third Ward." The Magnolia has been the scene of Juvenile's hit song "Nolia Clap", a dance inspired solely by the Magnolia Projects.