jakub | March 22, 2023

Roo AOTD #38 Big Freedia

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2023! Only 85 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Big Freedia. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Check back in with us tomorrow for the next Artist of The Day!

Artist Biography

Big Freedia is a bounce artist from New Orleans. She was born Freddie Ross in 1978 and grew up listening to Michael Jackson and Patti LaBelle. She joined the bounce movement in 1998 when she joined drag queen bounce artist Katey Red’s posse. Freedia released her first single in 1999 titled “An Ha, Oh Yeah” which was followed by the album Queen Diva in 2003. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, she moved to Texas where she continued to spread the bounce movement. In 2011, Freedia released a singles collection Big Freedia Hitz, Vol. 1 which was picked up for national distribution by Scion A/V. Two years later she went on tour to open for the Postal Service. In 2014, she finally released her official debut Just Be Free. Then in 2016, Freedia was featured in Beyoncé’s “Formation” video and world tour. From there, she started collaborations with many top artists including Diplo, DJ Snake, Drake, Lizzo, Dillon Francis, Icona Pop, Kesha, and many more. Freedia even did some Christmas tunes including “Rudy, the Big Booty Reindeer.” Now, she wants to throw a huge party on the Farm!


Southern Rap, Bounce, Twerk Music


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