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The Noisey Advent Calendar

Big Freedia Proves That "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" Can, In Fact, Bang

On "Rudy, the Big Booty Reindeer," the Queen of Bounce replaces Rudolph's bright red nose with "a very large behind," proving once and for all that Paul F. Tompkins is wrong.
Alex Robert Ross
12.6.18
Internet videos of paticular importance

Lauryn Hill Remixes Drake's "Nice for What," Completes the Circle

At New York's Apollo Theatre last night, the hip-hop icon remixed the remix to "Ex-Factor."
Alex Robert Ross
5.2.18
Essays

The Ghost of Big Freedia

Mainstream artists like Drake and Beyonce continue to borrow Big Freedia's voice and New Orleans flavor, but she remains completely absent from their videos.
Myles Johnson
4.18.18
Remembering Things

A Brief History of Drake's Relationship with New Orleans Bounce

"Nice for What" is the latest in Aubrey Graham borrowing from the long-running Louisiana sound of Big Freedia and others.
Phil Witmer
4.9.18
thump news

Big Freedia's New EP 'A Very Big Freedia Christmazz' Is Perfect for Twerking Under the Mistletoe

The five-track release includes the soon-to-be holiday classics "Rudy, The Big Booty Reindeer" and "Santa Is a Gay."
Max Mohenu
12.9.16
thump news

Big Freedia Avoids Prison Time in Felony Theft Court Case

She will instead serve three years probation and pay a $35,000 fine.
Krystal Rodriguez
8.25.16
thump exclusive video

Big Freedia’s “Drop” Video Will Make You Wish You Could Dance

Drop to the beat, move to the beat.
Oliver Kinkel
8.25.16
thump news

Big Freedia Ordered to Live in Halfway House After Failing Drug Tests

The New Orleans artist was found in violation of the conditions of her bail.
Krystal Rodriguez
7.8.16
Features

How Toronto's Most Popular Queer Hip-Hop and Dancehall Party Started in a Hostel

Ahead of its seventh anniversary, an oral history of inclusive, "straight-friendly" bash Yes Yes Y'all.
Nino Brown & Golshan Abdmoulaie
3.18.16
thump news

Big Freedia Reveals How She Ended Up On Beyonce's "Formation"

"I died in my own skin right then and there."
Max Mertens
2.8.16
thump news

New Orleans Bounce Matriarch Big Freedia Loses It in Her Video for "Crazy"

The Queen Diva gets the straightjacket and is locked away in the loony bin.
THUMP Staff
11.19.15
Photos

We Captured This Year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Its Genre Agnostic Glory

Fun fun fotos!
Noisey Staff
11.11.15
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