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The Noisey Advent Calendar

Big Freedia Proves That "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" Can, In Fact, Bang

On "Rudy, the Big Booty Reindeer," the Queen of Bounce replaces Rudolph's bright red nose with "a very large behind," proving once and for all that Paul F. Tompkins is wrong.
Alex Robert Ross
12.6.18
Noisey Hitlist

This New Orleans DIY Band Make Hooky 80s Music to Dance to

They're called Sexy Dex and the Fresh and we're premiering their new video “Play Me Birdie” today.
Daisy Jones
9.6.18
Essays

The Ghost of Big Freedia

Mainstream artists like Drake and Beyonce continue to borrow Big Freedia's voice and New Orleans flavor, but she remains completely absent from their videos.
Myles Johnson
4.18.18
Remembering Things

A Brief History of Drake's Relationship with New Orleans Bounce

"Nice for What" is the latest in Aubrey Graham borrowing from the long-running Louisiana sound of Big Freedia and others.
Phil Witmer
4.9.18
Features

Hurray for the Riff Raff Makes Feminist Murder Ballads for Today's America

Raised in a Puerto Rican family in the Bronx, Alynda Segarra is here to remind you that Americana is for all Americans. Catch her at Noisey's Emerge Impact + Music fest in April.
Noah Berlatsky
3.21.18
The 2017 Music Issue

New Orleans Is Bubbling Over

A young collective called The Pink Room Project is pushing the city's musical legacy into the future, catching the eye of Solange in the process.
Lawrence Burney
11.8.17
Noisey News

Fats Domino, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Gentleman Pioneer, Dead at 89

The pianist and singer, whose life and work were bound up with the city of New Orleans, died of natural causes on Tuesday morning.
Alex Robert Ross
10.25.17
Noisey News

Mystikal Has Turned Himself in on Rape Charges in Louisiana

The New Orleans rapper allegedly assaulted a woman in October of 2016.
Lawrence Burney
8.22.17
Noisey News

Solange Invites New Orleans Musicians to Audition for Her Magical Mystery 'A Seat at the Table' Tour

Music's big sister has put out an open call for new band members.
Lauren O'Neill
12.2.16
A Year of Lil Wayne

A Year of Lil Wayne: Solange's "Mad"

Lil Wayne's verse on Solange's latest release is one of his best in a long time.
Kyle Kramer
10.3.16
we saw this

Searching for New Orleans' Dying Goth Scene at the Final Southern Gothic Festival

“New Orleans didn’t need goth clubs. It was a goth club. Being a city of freaks, we didn’t have any natural predators.”
Andrew Paul
8.16.16
Interviews

Young Greatness Survived Hurricane Katrina, Prison, and Loss to Get to "Moolah"

After more than a decade of ups and downs, the New Orleans rapper has scored a legitimate hit with his song "Moolah."
Kyle Kramer
3.15.16
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