BIG FREEDIA releases video for “Rent”


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The Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, has delivered the video for her unreleased track, “Rent.” The twerk-inducing, high octane cut is Freedia’s first offering from her forthcoming EP, ‘Third Ward Bounce,’ announced today for a June 1st release via Asylum Records.

“The track isn’t just about paying rent or a car note or any bill, it’s also about those people who take up space in your head and heart,” says Big Freedia. “It’s about relationships —people who live rent-free in your mind and make you crazy. They need to go.”

In addition to her continued US run and upcoming European tour dates, Freedia will be performing at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Sloss Music & Arts Festival, NYC Pride, Kentuckian Pride (announce today), and others.

Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music. After dominating the New Orleans club scene for over a decade, Big Freedia has brought the Bounce movement to a world-wide stage with her hit reality show, Big Freedia Bounces Back on Fuse TV. The weekly docu-series, recently completing its sixth season, follows the life of a choirboy turned Bounce rapper and remains the highest rated original series on the network.

In 2016, Freedia was featured on Beyonce’s Grammy-winning single, “Formation.”

Freedia’s first LP, ‘Just Be Free’ was named one of the ‘best electronic releases’ by Rolling Stone and was critically acclaimed by outlets such as Pitchfork, SPIN, USA Today, and Consequence of Sound. Big Freedia has collaborated with artists ranging from Sia, Elliphant, The Postal Service, Matt & Kim, Mannie Fresh, and Sylvan Esso.

Big Freedia continues to tour over a hundred dates a year with her legendary shake team, who are bringing Bounce moves like “the twerk” (popularized by Miley Cyrus in 2013), “the shake,” “the wiggle,” “the bend ova,” and the “hands on the ground,” to audiences worldwide. Big Freedia is a consistent festival favorite, known to steal the show at Outside Lands, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Bonnaroo, FYF and many more.

“Rent” is available now at all DSPs and digital streaming services. Download/stream here:

Big Freedia Tour Dates:

Mar 30 – Churchills Pub, Miami, FL

Mar 31 – Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL

April 27-May 6 – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

May 05 – Republic New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

May 19 – Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium

May 21 – Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany

May 22 – Gretchen, Berlin, Germany

May 23 – Mojo Club, Hamburg, Germany

May 24 – The Workmans Club, Dublin, Ireland

May 26 – Birmingham Pride, Birmingham, United Kingdom

May 27 – Village Underground, London, United Kingdom

May 29 – Paradiso Kleine Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 30 – Various Venues, Denmark, ME

June 23 – Pride Island, New York, NY

Jul 14 – Sloss Fest, Birmingham, AL

Aug 02 – Bestival, Wareham, United Kingdom

Aug 03 – Intsikurmu Music Festival, Polva, Estonia

Aug 05 – OFF Festival, Katowice, Poland

Oct 18 – 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.