Big Freedia: I Heard

Beyoncé fans heard Big Freedia growling, “I came to slay, bitch! I like cornbread and collard greens, bitch” in the sensational new track “Formation”—those guest verses channeled the angst and attitude of the rapper’s hometown, New Orleans. Now the Queen of Bounce releases something new herself that’s noticeably different from the bass-heavy, knockout club tracks that made her a performer’s performer. The melodious song “I Heard” blends a soaring pop chorus fit for radio play with the rapper’s party-starting charisma, and preps the stage for world domination. Big Freedia’s second full-length album is slated for a summer 2016 release.