Big Freedia Lays Out The Basics Of Bounce

Born out of New Orleans club culture, bounce music isn’t just best experienced in person — it’s almost impossible to understand in the abstract. But Big Freedia (pronounced “free-duh”), one of the style’s biggest stars, says the music does have a few defining features.

Bounce is based in hip-hop. It favors punchy tempos, heavy bass and call-and-response vocals. Many of the songs are structured around a handful of samples, most notably a snippet from “Drag Rap,” a 1986 track by the New York rap group The Showboys.

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Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music. A vibrant twist on hip-hop, Bounce is characterized by call-and-response lyrics over rapid-fire beats and accelerated booty-shaking.

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