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Interview with Big Freedia, NOLA Bounce Diva

A few weeks ago, New Orleans bounce star party-starters Big Freedia and Sissy Nobby stormed NYC, playing about five shows in as many days to packed crowds. This was significant in a city that, just a few years ago, was barely open to the idea of Southern rap, much less a highly localized, booty-centric offshoot built entirely on the same three beats. While she was here, Big Freedia made some time in her busy schedule to answer all our questions about her NOLA domination along with Nobby and Katey Redd, why you shouldn't call it "Sissy Bounce," and how you can't deny the energy of New Orleans bass.

Interview with Big Freedia, NOLA Bounce Diva