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Big Freedia is the undisputed "Queen Diva" of Bounce Music, and performs six or more times a week in various venues throughout her home town of New Orleans.  Bounce Music is an original urban music rising up from the intimate and fun-loving nature of the New Orleans housing projects which dominate the city's street culture, and Freedia performs a derivative of Bounce reserved for self-proclaimed "Sissies" that has risen to prominence in recent years and features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes.  Big Freedia, like other "Sissy" artists, has achieved mainstream success with several New Orleans hit singles such as "Gin in My System" and "Azz Everywhere!" from her albums "An Ha, Oh Yeah" (1999) and "Queen Diva" (2003).  Freedia began her musical career almost 15 years ago at the Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, where she was enlisted as choir director from her Sophomore to Senior years.  She sees her performance as a Bounce artist as an extension of this work, often interacting in a call and response/teacher and student, fashion with her audiences.  She recently developed a musical about her life entitled "Catch That Beat" which featured cameo appearances by a who's who of New Orleans Bounce artists alongside the story of Freedia's upbringing in New Orleans 3rd Ward.  Since 2009 Freedia has begun traveling outside the city regularly with her dancers and live DJ, Rusty Lazer, playing to audiences on the East and West Coast alongside (or onstage with) artists such as Spank Rock, Galactic, Ninjasonik, Japanther, Monique and many more.  Big Freedia has always acted as mentor for many younger artists and is currently at work on her third record "The Diva Returns". This year Freedia performed on the West coast with New Orleans band Galactic, recreating her collaboration on the critically-acclaimed 2010 album "Ya-Ka-May".  Freedia will be appearing soon at North By Northeast alongside Kid Sister, De La Soul and her New Orleans neighbors Quintron and Miss Pussycat. In addition to a special performance at this years Sled Island Festival in Calgary, Freedia will also attend FYFest in Los Angeles and share the stage with Major Lazer at MusicfestNW in Portland this September.

Big Freedia New Orleans, LA, United States

  • Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1 12 tracks, 47.25 Big Freedia on March 02, 2010 01:02

    1. 1. Rock Around da Clock 3.04 58421 plays
    2. 2. Y'all Get back Now 3.03 48653 plays
    3. 3. Gin In My System 3.55 33609 plays
    4. 4. Big Freddie Kay Ready ft. Katey Red 6.58 23377 plays
    5. 5. Make Ya Booty Go 3.43 34287 plays
    6. 6. Hit Me On My Next 4.07 13879 plays
    7. 7. Blame It 3.36 18250 plays
    8. 8. I Got the Power 3.09 29157 plays
    9. 9. She Looks A Fool! 4.40 20896 plays
    10. 10. Sittin Home 3.38 17371 plays
    11. 11. I Ain't Takin No Shit 3.40 23410 plays
    12. 12. Walk Wit a Dip 3.46 44109 plays

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