New Orleans queen of bounce and twerk Big Freedia recently told us that she’s not in any hurry to put out a new full length album — what would be the follow up to 2014’s Just be Free — as she’s all about EPs right now. That, she says, is where the world is at. Quick-fire, shorter, releases that satisfy fans in lightning bursts. Well, good. Last year’s 3rd Ward Bounce, a reference to the projects in New Orleans that served as her childhood home, was a wonderfully fun release. Bounce music was, for a long time, a sub-genre of hip-hop so underground, it was practically filthy. Big Freedia has changed that, while retaining some glorious dirt. And live, she’s a party.
Big Freedia plays with Low Cut Connie and Boyfriend at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20 at the Regent Theater.