Big Freedia

Watch Drake Bring Out Big Freedia for “Nice For What” in New Orleans

Drake's repeatedly delayed tour with Migos got back on track last night with a stop in New Orleans, where the rapper brought out bounce music legend…
Israel Daramola / September 25, 2018

Big Freedia Says She Had to Reach Out to Drake to Appear in His “In My Feelings” Video

Drake's Scorpion single "Nice For What" features prominent vocals from New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia. While fans were excited to hear the NOLA sound so…
Rob Arcand / August 5, 2018

The 51 Best Songs of 2018 So Far

It’s late July already, so let’s review: Pusha T’s razor-sharp Daytona led Kanye West’s Wyoming summer of G.O.O.D Music, while Valee became the label’s bonafide…
SPIN Staff / July 26, 2018

New Orleans Jazz Fest Announces 2018 Lineup: Aretha Franklin, Jack White, David Byrne, Beck, Aerosmith

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has officially announced its 2018 lineup. This year's headliners include Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Beck, Jack White,…
Anna Gaca / January 23, 2018

Big Freedia Slides a Remix of Sia’s ‘Eye of the Needle’ Into Twerk Territory

Big Freedia's just served up a hot, glitchy bounce remix of Sia's 1000 Forms of Fear track "Eye of the Needle" as part of Adult Swim's…
Brennan Carley / August 17, 2015

Can One Vermont High School Principal Put an End to All This Twerking?

Vermont is in full-fledged crisis mode. Teenagers have run amok with this newfangled twerk-dance and there's no telling what might happen should it be allowed…
Colin Stutz / September 3, 2014

Outside Lands 2014: SPIN’s Best Portraits

At last weekend's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, SPIN hosted some of music's best and brightest talent in the Toyota Soundwave tent for a three-day…
Jolie Ruben / August 12, 2014

Toyota and SPIN Present Soundwave at Outside Lands 2014

"The coolest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco," said Mark Twain. Concertgoers traveling to Outside Lands 2014 knew better than to…
SPIN Team / August 11, 2014

Watch Big Freedia ‘Explode’ a Laundromat in Giddy, Cathartic Video

Don't be fooled by the serious opening to the new video for Big Freedia's "Explode," from the New Orleans bounce royal's upcoming Just Be Free…
Marc Hogan / June 13, 2014

Big Freedia’s ‘Explode’ Gets Electrifying Remix From Angor Republic

As the release of her new album approaches Big Freedia, the Queen Diva of New Orleans bounce, wants to make sure your twerk game is on…
Maud Deitch / June 4, 2014

Big Freedia Twerks Toward New LP ‘Just Be Free’ With Frenzied ‘Explode’

And here you thought Big Freedia was already blowing up. The champion of New Orlean's frenetic, twerk-friendly style of hip-hop known as bounce music is…
Marc Hogan / April 24, 2014

SXSW 2014: Dum Dum Girls, Mobb Deep, Charli XCX, Big Freedia Join Fest

South By Southwest returns to Austin, Texas, on March 11, bringing with it more musical acts than you could hope to hear in a lifetime.
Chris Martins / January 7, 2014

Fun Fun Fun 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Fun Fun Fun Fest's far-reaching lineup — M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, Body Count, Big Freedia, Johnny Marr, and many more — has presented us with agonizing conflicting-set-times…
SPIN Staff / November 9, 2013

Watch Big Freedia Set the World Record for Mass Twerking

Ladies and gentlemen, Big Freedia has set a twerking world record. The bounce connoisseur hosted a gathering of the "Most People Twerking Simultaneously" in Manhattan's…
Kyle McGovern / September 25, 2013

Big Freedia Criticizes Miley Cyrus’ Twerk Technique and Lack of ‘Butt Control’

Now that everyone has spent the better part of a week debating all aspects of Miley Cyrus' sloppy twerk exhibition at the MTV Video Music…
Jordan Sargent / August 29, 2013
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