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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," confirming once and for all that Paul F. Tompkins is wrong.
Alex Robert Ross
12.6.18
Internet videos of paticular importance

Lauryn Hill Remixes Drake's "Nice for What," Completes the Circle

At New York's Apollo Theatre last night, the hip-hop icon remixed the remix to "Ex-Factor."
Alex Robert Ross
5.2.18
Noisey ICYMI

Eminem Adjusts, Forth Wanderers Emerge, and the Best Stuff You Missed This Week

This week in Noisey features: Detroit's favorite son returns to Coachella, a New Jersey-based five-piece prepare to take over, a staff writer gets baked before listening to Minor Threat, and Big Freedia's absence is conspicuous.
Noisey Staff
4.20.18
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 E. 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 borrowing from the long-running Louisiana sound of Big Freedia and others.
Phil Witmer
4.9.18
festivals 2016

Sundance Next Fest Is the Film and Music Anti-Festival You've Been Dreaming of

Think the Park City fest’s cool younger sibling, with a better record collection.
Frank Mojica
8.16.16
Photos

We Captured This Year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Its Genre Agnostic Glory

Fun fun fotos!
Noisey Staff
11.11.15
Road To BUKU

Big Freedia's Guide to New Orleans

Freedia has access to some (ahem) rarely seen corners and cracks of the (ahem) Crescent City, so we hit her up for recommendations of the best spots to hit in New Orleans.
Big Freedia
3.4.13