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This 2012 image released by Ballin PR shows Big Freedia, whose real name is Freddie Ross, performing at The Mezzanine in San Francisco. The openly gay performer has landed his own show on the Fuse television network. "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce will focus on Ross and the New Orleans music scene known as “bounce” _ a fusion of hip-hop and quick, repetitive dance beats with heavy bass. Bounce music often includes call-and-response vocals, a nod to early rap and New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian roots music. Big Freedia is one of the few bounce artists with international exposure, having toured Europe, Australia and other countries as well as most of the U.S. The eight-episode series premieres Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Ballin PR, Beto Lopez )

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This 2012 image released by Ballin PR shows Big Freedia, whose real name is Freddie Ross, performing at The Mezzanine in San Francisco. The openly gay performer has landed his own show on the Fuse television network. "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce will focus on Ross and the New Orleans music scene known as “bounce” _ a fusion of hip-hop and quick, repetitive dance beats with heavy bass. Bounce music often includes call-and-response vocals, a nod to early rap and New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian roots music. Big Freedia is one of the few bounce artists with international exposure, having toured Europe, Australia and other countries as well as most of the U.S. The eight-episode series premieres Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Ballin PR, Beto Lopez )
This 2012 image released by Ballin PR shows Big Freedia, whose real name is Freddie Ross, performing at The Mezzanine in San Francisco. The openly gay performer has landed his own show on the Fuse television network. "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce will focus on Ross and the New Orleans music scene known as “bounce” _ a fusion of hip-hop and quick, repetitive dance beats with heavy bass. Bounce music often includes call-and-response vocals, a nod to early rap and New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian roots music. Big Freedia is one of the few bounce artists with international exposure, having toured Europe, Australia and other countries as well as most of the U.S. The eight-episode series premieres Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Ballin PR, Beto Lopez )
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