Big Freedia Teaches Hipsters How To Bounce In ‘Excuse’ Video

07.20.11 6 years ago

In a post I wrote a few weeks about that ridiculous song and video about picking up women at Walmart by a New Orleans bounce artist named Mr. Ghetto, I mentioned how Big Freedia was one of the pioneers of the emerging bounce sub-genre referred to by some as “sissy bounce.” It was the gender-bending Freedia — along with fellow cross-dressing New Orleans rapper Katey Red — who was one of the main subjects of a New York Times magazine cover story on the music last year. Yes, Lil B’s latest album might be titled “I’m Gay,” but Big Freedia is the real deal — a so-far-out-the-closet-he’s-in-another-room gay rapper whose popularity is growing. And for good reason — the shows Big Freedia puts on are unlike any live musical performance you’ve ever seen. Trust me.

Like the video for Black Lips’ “New Direction,” Freedia’s latest video offering, “Excuse,” is part of the Scion A/V music video festival. It features Freedia taking over a New York City dance studio space to teach some hipsters how to shake their as$es, New Orleans style, and it’s pretty damn funny. Enjoy…

(HT: Stereogum)

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