Queen of Bounce Big Freedia ‘Explodes’ on New Song – Premiere | Music News | Rolling Stone

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By JASON NEWMAN

APRIL 24, 2014 10:40 AM ET

New Orleans musician and “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia has been the ambassador for bounce music — an uptempo strain of hip hop popularized in New Orleans in the early 1990s designed to make asses, well, bounce — for 15 years. Two years before Miley Cyrus attempted to twerk at the Video Music Awards, Freedia’s raucous, buoyant 2011 anthem “Azz Everywhere” became an unlikely underground hit, with the singer’s outlandish personality on display in both her raucous live shows and Fuse reality show Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (which starts its second season this June).

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Big Freedia’s Statement About His Mom’s Passing

Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 11.39.11 AM It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ms.Vera Ross, mother of New Orleans own Queen Diva Big Freedia. As many know, Ms. Vera courageously battled spinal and lung cancer with grace and humility. Yesterday, April 1st, Ms. Vera departed this life and leaves behind her sons Freedia and Adam, her daughter Crystal and granddaughter CeCe. Through Freedia, Vera shall remain in the hearts and minds of family, friends and fans who have gotten to know her through her special bond with her son. “My mother was my rock and my inspiration,” says Big Freedia, “She will be deeply missed.” Due to the untimely nature of this event, Big Freedia’s public appearances and performances have been put on hold indefinitely. Big Freedia would like to apologize to the fans in Portland, Oregon who attended last nights cancelled show at Mississippi Studios. A new date will be scheduled in the Portland area soon. With deepest sympathy,   Team Freedia

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Big Freedia Take Over at SXSW!!!

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Checking out SXSW this year? Join the Queen Diva as she shows Austin, TX how to bounce!!! Check Big Freedia’s schedule below for performance dates and times and be sure to tag your photos: #bigfreedia #queendiva #sxsw. We’ll also be filming Season 2 of “Big Freedia Queen of Bounce” on FUSE Network, so get ready. Gurl down!!

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FUSE RENEWS BIG FREEDIA: QUEEN OF BOUNCE FOR SEASON 2

Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, announced today that after a booty shaking breakout first season, the network’s number one original series of all time, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce has been renewed for season two. The new season of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce is set to premiere in June 2014 and will consist of eight new half-hour episodes. The docu-series is currently in production.

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