Big Freedia is an American musician best known for work in the New Orleans genre of hip hop called bounce music. Freedia has been credited with helping popularize the genre, which was largely underground since developing in the early 1990s.
After dominating the New Orleans club scene for over a decade, Big Freedia is now bringing the Bounce movement to a worldwide stage with her hit reality show, Big Freedia Bounces Back on Fuse TV in the US and on OUTtv in Europe, Canada, and South Africa.
Big Freedia continues to tour over a hundred dates a year with her legendary shake team. Big Freedia is a consistent festival favorite, known to steal the show at Outside Lands, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Bonnaroo, FYF and many more.
On February 6, 2016, Beyoncé released a surprise single, "Formation", and an accompanying music video, filmed in New Orleans, which sampled speech from Big Freedia.
In April 2018, Drake’s new song "Nice for What" features Big Freedia's introduction on the track.