If you weren't able to get out of your house and join in on the Mardi Gras celebrations this week, don't sweat it. New Orleans rapper Big Freedia kicked off the Mardi Gras season with a new track that harnessed all the Fat Tuesday energy. The NOLA bounce artist released "Best Beeleevah" via a new playlist titled "The Sound of Bounce" on Spotify.
The record is carried by a flip of the classic 1961 Harry Belafonte record "Jump in the Line (Shake, Señora)." As the kettle drum drops a breezy melody, Freedia pours in a mix of explosive drums and rampant vocals to incorporate that high-octane New Orleans bounce sound. The lyrics of "Jump in the Line" swerve through the record amid a flurry of warped chants and DJ scratches.