Big Freedia Encourages Booty Shakin’ at Fun Fun Fun Fest
Over the weekend hip-hop was omnipresent at the 3-day Fun Fun Fun Festival, aka F3F, in Austin, Texas. With acts like Slick Rick, Devin the Dude, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae and Miami-based dance rapping teen Dominique Young Unique, both old school and new school hip-hop were repped at the fest. But, the biggest buzz of the festival was New Orleans Bounce rapper Big Freedia. Girlfriend came with a bunch of booty-shakin' back-up dancers and rolled out fitting tunes like 'A-- Everywhere.' There was so much booty shakin' that fans also rushed the stage to shake their derrières. Freedia was one of the most sought after albums at the fest's on-site record store later that day, next to electro-pop act MGMT and hardcore act GWAR, according to an unofficial estimate from an employee.
"I always thought hip-hop was pretty punk," festival founder Graham Williams told The BoomBox. "It was this progressive thing that did what it wanted to do, and started with no support from the industry. Hip-hop has gotten more mainstream, but there's still this world of progressive dance hip-hop and beat based music doing it for all the right reasons." Check out Big Freedia doing it all for the right reasons after the jump.