Release Your Wiggle starring: Big Freedia

Saturn Presents:

Release Your Wiggle starring: Big Freedia

Shaheed & DJ Supreme

Fri, March 24, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Saturn

Birmingham, AL

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 18 and over

Big Freedia
Big Freedia
Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music worldwide. A vibrant twist on hip-hop, Bounce is characterized by call-and- response lyrics over rapid-fire beats and accelerated—sometimes scandalous—booty-shaking.
After running the New Orleans club scene for over two decades, Big Freedia is now bringing the Bounce movement to a world-wide stage with her hit reality show, “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” on Fuse TV. The weekly docu-series, now in its fifth season, follows the life of a young gay choirboy-turned international recognized Bounce performer, TV star, and author. In addition to being the highest rated original series on the network, “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” received the GLAAD Media Award in 2013 and was nominated for the award again in 2014.
In 2016, Big Freedia made a splash when she roared ‘I Came To Slay’ on Beyonce’s ‘Formation.’ In 2015, Big Freedia released her debut LP, Just Be Free. Named one of the ‘best electronic releases of 2014’ by Rolling Stone, the album was critically acclaimed in outlets such as Pitchfork, SPIN, USA Today, and Consequence of Sound.
More, Big Freedia penned her first memoir, Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! on Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. The book was hailed in the press by outlets from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork to OUT and BUST.
Big Freedia maintains a rigorous tour schedule which features her legendary shake team and Bounce dance moves like “the twerk” (popularized by Miley Cyrus in 2013), “the shake” “the wiggle,” “the bend ova,” and the “hands on the ground.” She and her team are festival favorites, known for stealing shows at Outside Lands, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Bumbershoot.
In 2012, Big Freedia made her television network debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! She has appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, Watch What Happens Live, NPR’s ‘All Things Considered,’ NPR’s ‘Marketplace,’ CNN, MSNBC, “VH1’s Out in Hip-Hop” and daytime TV’s The Real.
A collaboration with pop-vocalist Sia for “Eye of the Needle” was released in 2015 as part of the Adult Swim Series along with her new single “Crazy.”
Big Freedia’s latest single “I Heard” was released last month and is off her forthcoming Fall 2016 album.
Shaheed & DJ Supreme
Shaheed & DJ Supreme
DJ Supreme (Jon Malone) has worn many hats throughout his experiences in the entertainment industry. It’s his passion for deejaying and producing that allows Supreme to present his artistic talents. DJ Supreme’s sets fuse classic hip hop with funk, soul samples, Motown and classic rock as well as today’s hits. Hip hop legend Doug E. Fresh calls DJ Supreme “a hip hop encyclopedia”.
DJ Supreme was born and raised in Detroit, MI but made the south his home in 1989, which is when he made his first beat. His professional career began in 1995 when he moved to Los Angeles, CA to work as an A&R at Motown Records. In 1998, Supreme began a successful radio career in Birmingham, AL where he continues to be a staple. He is the host of The Classic Hip Hop Show for the past eight years. The show can currently be heard on SubstrateRadio.com.
As a producer, DJ Supreme has blessed some of the best artists with “souled out” beats displaying “Detroit sound with Southern sensibilities”. His sounds can be heard on a variety of diverse artists such as legendary P-Funk alum Amp Fiddler, neo soul star Raheem DeVaughn, and Chi-Town poet J – Ivy.
Lately, DJ Supreme has been making a soulful noise as a part of the hip hop group Shaheed and DJ Supreme. The Birmingham-based Communicating Vessels record label recently released their 3rd album Knowledge Rhythm and Understanding to great reviews and outstanding airplay throughout the world. Together they’ve rocked stages with international stars such as Raekwon the Chef, Stalley, Atmosphere, and Brother Ali. In the summer of 2014 Shaheed and DJ Supreme successfully toured the UK with Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples. They were also part of the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City in October of 2014.
Venue Information:
Saturn
200 41st Street S
Birmingham, AL, 35222
http://www.saturnbirmingham.com/