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Big Freedia’s back with another equal opportunity azz-shaking extravaganza of a music video. Taken from a collaborative project she did with Scion A/V about four months ago, the track “Excuse” is about as high energy and bouncy is it gets, and the visuals do not disappoint. After watching this, I wouldn’t be surprised if real bounce classes started popping up at community centers and gyms all over the U.S. I mean, seriously, bouncing like that is about as aerobic as excercise gets. Just don’t forget the #1 rule of bounce class: Stretch First!
I don’t know how this free Big Freedia EP managed to stay off our radar here at LNM, but I hope that you can forgive us and accept this late gift for what it is: awesome. Download “Excuse,” or the entire Scion A/V Presents EP below. (My personal fave is the cut “Almost Famous,” where Freedia shouts out all her haters and even gets a little lyrical on em.)
Without a doubt, Big Freedia, the self-proclaimed Queen Diva of NOLA, put on the best performance I caught at SXSW. The energy she and her crew of dancers put out at the Mess With Texas party was like nothing I’ve ever seen before, and I really mean that. I know that the bounce scene is nothing new, but I live in Seattle. Bounce does not exist here, let alone sissy bounce. So, it’s not often I get to watch a gender-bending bounce artist surrounded by dozens of girating/wiggling butts get a crowd of thousands to chant “we fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck all night!” (I know. That’s a Magnolia Shorty song. RIP)
Big Freedia’s show was an ass-shaking spectacle that made me reminisce of my youth in South Florida and the Miami booty music movement of the late eighties. It made me wonder what the Broward County Sheriff and the feds woulda thought of Big Freedia if she were around back when they were going after 2 Live Crew. Big Freedia’s performance probably woulda made Uncle Luke proud… or maybe just blush.
Peep the extra big Big Freedia below in her new video for “Y’all Get Back Now” (via stereogum)