Just Be Free - Big Freedia
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  • Summary: The fourth studio and first major label release for the New Orleans rapper who popularized bounce music, a subgenre that mixes house and hip-hop music with chants, was produced by Thomas McElroy.
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  1. Just Be Free is a wonderfully functional album, displaying Queen Freedia at her very best.
  2. Jun 18, 2014
    80
    Weird, wonderful, and otherworldly stuff, as if Lil B. Lil Kim, Beenie Man, Beyonce, and Dr. Frank-N-Furter were spliced together with all their collective sass preserved, then piled high.
  3. Jun 25, 2014
    80
    This is music to be experienced, not read about or analyzed for political and sociological meanings.
  4. 75
    It’s music designed to be consumed and interacted with in a specific context--not with headphones on the subway, not on a vinyl record in your apartment.
  5. Jun 18, 2014
    70
    Everything goes by at such a breathless pace and without much variation that for individual listening, it gets a bit draining at times.
  6. Jun 18, 2014
    70
    She embraces the textures of contemporary EDM--wet snares, buzz-saw synths, the occasional triumphant trance melody--but the feel is unmistakably bounce throughout.
  7. Sep 9, 2014
    70
    Just Be Free is not hipster music, and it's not gay music. It's music for a good time, no matter what gender your partner is or what pronoun you use.

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