Monday, April 22, 2024

Big Freedia releases hot new track perfect for the dancefloor

Big Freedia starts another musical chapter with the release of her track, “Central City Freestyle,” releasing via her label Queen Diva (ADA Worldwide). The dancefloor ready tune gives fans a small taste of what to expect from Freedia next, as the multi-talented artist taps into her roots and steps into her hip-hop icon era.

2023 is shaping up to be the year of Big Freedia. The New Orleans Queen of Bounce kicked off the year serving sickening looks as the face of Rick Owens x Converse collaboration campaign, got her entrepreneur on with the announcement of her new TV show Big Freedia Means Business coming Summer 2023 via Fuse TV, and unveiling plans to open her own hotel, aptly named Hotel Freedia, by Mardi Gras 2024.

In addition, she received major flowers – getting a massive nod with Beyoncé’s chart-topping single “Break My Soul” (which samples Freedia’s track “Explode”) earning the GRAMMY award for Best Dance/Electronic Recording. The Queen Diva also became the first-ever recipient of the Breaking Barriers award at PFLAG’s 50th-anniversary gala.

When asked about “Central City Freestyle”, Big Freedia shared, “This song and video is one for the people of my city. It was recorded in one take and it’s a Bounce Freestyle— raw and off the cuff—celebration of everything New Orleans!”

Directed by Tony Broussard, the “Central City Freestyle” music video shows Big Freedia taking to the streets of New Orleans surrounded by her community of spirited dancers. The posse show the world what they’re twerkin’ with, launching this new Freedia season with undeniable energy and ferocity.

Watch Big Freedia’s “Central City Freestyle” music video here:

About Big Freedia

Known as the larger-than-life ambassador of New Orleans Bounce music, Big Freedia is a nationally recognized hip-hop artist, TV personality and cultural influencer. Most recently she made headline news for her feature on Beyoncé’s Grammy-Award winning single, “Break My Soul,” released in 2022.

In addition to releasing her own critically acclaimed EPs, ‘3rd Ward Bounce’ (2018), ‘Louder’ (2020), and ‘Big Diva Energy’ (2021), Big Freedia, also known as the Queen of New Orleans Bounce, also appeared on numerous high profile projects, including Beyoncé’s Grammy award-winning, “Formation,” and on Drake’s “Nice For What,” where she brings her distinctive voice and signature catchphrases to all her work. Last year, she covered “Judas” on Lady Gaga’s Born this Way The Tenth Anniversary album (2021).

Big Freedia’s ascension in the music industry was chronicled over six seasons in the highly rated reality show, ‘Big Freedia Bounces Back’ from 2011-2016 on Fuse TV. Currently, she is filming a brand new series, ‘Big Freedia Means Business,’ chronicling Freedia’s triumphs in music, business and life that will debut in the summer of 2023 on Fuse.

Big Freedia is known for her infectious energy and personality. In 2019, she was the official host for the Met Gala IG Live Stream Red Carpet event and a host of 2021’s Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve TV celebration. Known by her fans as the “Queen Diva,” Big Freedia is a loud and proud advocate for racial and gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights.

In 2021, Big Freedia was honored as one of Ebony’s Power 100 and she has appeared on Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, NPR, The Breakfast Club, The Problem with Jon Stewart, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Real. Her critically acclaimed 2015 memoir, God Save the Queen Diva (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster) was released in paperback in 2020.

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Big Freedia Tour Dates

April 13 – Orpheum Theater – New Orleans, LA +

April 14 – French Quarter Festival*

April 21 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Garden Theatre 

April 28 – New Orleans Jazz Festival 2023

April 29- Houston, TX at Houston Botanical Gardens*

May 4 – The Metropolitan Night Club – New Orleans, LA

May 5- Toulouse Theatre, New Orleans

May 6 – Toulouse Theatre, New Orleans, LA 

June 2 – Re:SET Bay Area – Stanford, CA

June 3 – Re:SET San Diego – San Diego, CA

June 4 – Re:SET Los Angeles – Pasadena, CA

June 9 – Re:SET New Orleans – New Orleans, LA

Jun 10 – Re:SET Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

June 11 – Re:SET Dallas – Grand Prairie, TX

June 15 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN

June 17 – Boulevardia – Kansas City, MO

June 18 – Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival *

June 24 – Pink Block Party – San Francisco, CA 

July 1 – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark 

July 7-8 – Jazz a Vienne Festival, Vienne, France

July 15 – Motorcity Casino Hotel – Detroit, MI

July 23 – Little Rock Black Pride 2023 – Little Rock, AR

August 4 – Newport Jazz Festival 

August 25 – Wonderbus Music and Arts Festival – Columbus OH

+ with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 

* with the Soul Rebels 

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