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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
Noisey News

Reports: Rapper Young Greatness Fatally Shot in New Orleans

Local news stations are reporting that the 34-year-old artist died this morning.
Alex Robert Ross
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

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
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

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

Ares' "Run the Set" Shows a New Orleans We're Not Used To Seeing

The rapper and producer gives his own tour of the Crescent City.
Lawrence Burney
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
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

The Lost Bayou Ramblers Have Found Kalenda

The maybe fight-dance, maybe risque-courting dance was rediscovered and recorded by the Cajun band dedicated to keeping the tradition alive.
Annalise Domenighini
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
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Solange Joins Incubus Onstage, Fulfils Teenage Dream

She sang harmonies with Brandon Boyd on "Aqueous Transmission" in New Orleans last night.
Alex Robert Ross