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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," confirming once and for all that Paul F. Tompkins is wrong.
Alex Robert Ross
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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
Eminem Adjusts, Forth Wanderers Emerge, and the Best Stuff You Missed This Week
This week in Noisey features: Detroit's favorite son returns to Coachella, a New Jersey-based five-piece prepare to take over, a staff writer gets baked before listening to Minor Threat, and Big Freedia's absence is conspicuous.
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 E. Johnson
A Brief History of Drake's Relationship with New Orleans Bounce
"Nice for What" is the latest in Aubrey borrowing from the long-running Louisiana sound of Big Freedia and others.
Big Freedia Avoids Prison Time in Felony Theft Court Case
She will instead serve three years probation and pay a $35,000 fine.
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Big Freedia’s “Drop” Video Will Make You Wish You Could Dance
Drop to the beat, move to the beat.
Sundance Next Fest Is the Film and Music Anti-Festival You've Been Dreaming of
Think the Park City fest’s cool younger sibling, with a better record collection.
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.
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
Big Freedia Pleads Guilty to Government Fraud
This week, Big Freedia, the rapper featured on Beyonce's "Formation," pleaded guilty to receiving government housing assistance from 2010 to 2014 even though she was no longer eligible. She currently faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison.