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It's no knock on Frank Ocean's recent admission of a formative homosexual relationship, but the pairing of hip-hop and queer identity politics has never been more fun than at a Big Freedia show. The transgender woman born Freddie Ross has been the defining force in the New Orleans-style of frenetic, call-and-response hip-hop affectionately known as "sissy bounce." Like other bounce artists, she sings almost exclusively about booty-poppin' and ass-slappin,' and she demands the same from her fans, who are regularly called to the stage for competitive shake-a-thons. And when asses are shaking in joyful unison, it doesn't matter who you are or who you love so long as Big Freedia is leading the party with a spitfire mouth and pneumatic hips to match.
2706 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Region: St. Louis - Midtown
Girl, Who You Playin' With: If you go, be prepared to back that azz up. Choose your britches accordingly.
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