Big Freedia: Just Be Free

By |June 17th, 2014|Categories: press|Tags: |

Over 23 years, the hyperkinetic, unapologetically horny sound of New Orleans bounce has changed the world – perhaps you've heard of the word "twerk"? – and now the genre's loudest ambassador has finally made a [...]


By |September 23rd, 2013|Categories: press|

Around noon on Wednesday, as the nation watched Ted Cruz wrap up his twenty-one-hour filibuster, New Yorkers in and around Herald Square watched a crowd gather for an attempt to set the world record for [...]

Big Freedia Lays Out The Basics Of Bounce

By |January 27th, 2013|Categories: press|

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, [...]

New Orleans’s Gender-Bending Rap

By |July 25th, 2010|Categories: press|

At 1 a.m., though, Freedia (pronounced “FREE-da”) was still a mile or so away, fulfilling a paid celebrity-hosting gig at Club Fabulous. The fabulousness of Club Fabulous, on this night at least, seemed a function [...]

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