Big Freedia twerks into 2023 with ‘Central City Freestyle’

Rapper ushers in new era with track

Big Freedia starts another musical chapter with the release of her track, “Central City Freestyle,” releasing via her label Queen Diva (ADA Worldwide). The dance floor ready tune gives fans a small taste of what to expect from Freedia next, as the multi-talented artist taps into her roots and steps into her hip hop icon era.

“This song and video is one for the people of my city,” the rapper shares. “It was recorded in one take and it’s a Bounce Freestyle— raw and off the cuff—celebration of everything New Orleans!”

Directed by Tony Broussard, the “Central City Freestyle” music video shows Big Freedia taking to the streets of New Orleans surrounded by her community of spirited dancers. The posse show the world what they’re twerkin’ with, launching this new Freedia season with undeniable energy and ferocity.

2023 is shaping up to be the year of Big Freedia. The New Orleans Queen of Bounce kicked off the year serving sickening looks as the face of Rick Owens x Converse collaboration campaign, got her entrepreneur on with the announcement of her new TV show Big Freedia Means Business coming Summer 2023 via Fuse TV, and unveiling plans to open her own hotel, aptly named Hotel Freedia, by Mardi Gras 2024. In addition, she received major flowers – getting a massive nod with Beyoncé’s chart-topping single “Break My Soul” (which samples Freedia’s track “Explode”) earning the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Recording. The Queen Diva also became the first-ever recipient of the Breaking Barriers Award at PFLAG’s 50th anniversary gala.

Buddy Iahn
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