Princess Superstar - Princess Superstar Is

Snapping the gap between rhyme and punchline comes NYC's finest, Princess Superstar! Just take a deep one and dive in.

The time has come for the genre-bending, DIY hip hop fashionista to flip the underground upside down and dominate the charts with mad hatter hilarity and a voice as smooth as whiskey on crotch. "Princess Superstar Is" touches down on October 8th, 2001 on Rapster Recs. - mark your calendars, call your  exes, and get the party started right.

Born in a graffiti-covered manger on 172nd and St. Nicholas Ave to a Sicilian-American mother and Russian-Polish-Jewish father, eclecticism was bred in her bones. Growing up in the 70s, Princess Superstar fed herself a steady stream of rock and soul, from Stevie Wonder and Miles Davis to the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Spending her early years in bucolic bliss on a Pennsylvania farm and then suburban Philly, Princess Superstar's musical foundation was made complete the day she heard Kurtis Blow raining through the radio. As the young royal came of age, like a road movie legend, she headed off to Manhattan, at a tender 17, to drink deep into her New York roots.

Her crazy love for music of many shades and the rebel cut of her jib led Miss Superstar to abandon the outmoded codes and pioneer her own style: "She doesn't fit into any existing school of hip hop so she created her own."(REVOLVER) Striking the scene in 1995 with "Strictly Platinum", a smirk-filled album ahead of the pack and its times that had critics throwing praise in the air, and wavin' it like they just didn't care: "If you yearn for the days when a rap record was both exciting and innovative, as well as fun, Strictly Platinum has your name scrawled across it" (ALTERNATIVE PRESS)

Determined to make each time out more devilishly clever than the last, Princess Superstar's follow-up opus debuted on her self-founded label, A Big Rich Major Label. Her royal nastiness knows that sometimes you got to do it yourself to do it right. The year was 1997, and her hellbent collision of lyrical prowess and down to earth divadom had the press going wild. With maxed out VISAs and a new business suit, Princess Superstar took in props for "CEO" like : "This record defies expectations and categorization" and "This is truly some next-level shit"(ELEMENTAL) The album proved to be a a shot of musical adrenaline with its seamless weave of hip-hop, electronica, punk and unabashed experimentation. With the verbal arabesques of a thuggette poet, Princess Superstar was hailed as "a brilliantly eccentric rhyme diva. . .and a master manipulator of pop culture references." (CMJ)

Princess Superstar spent the next two years crafting her third record, a future-flowing Hip-Hop masterstroke. On her newly minted label, the Corrupt Conglomerate, she released "Last of the Great 20th Century Composers" in the Spring of 2000, cementing her throne in the East Coast indie hip-hop scene.

INFORMATION:

TITLE:
Princess Superstar Is
RELEASE:
Album
FORMAT:
CD
Download
Vinyl
RELEASED:
10/08/2001

PLAYLIST:

01 Super Fantasy
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16 Too Much Weight - feat. Bahamadia
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02 Bad Babysitter - feat. High & Mighty
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03 Keith ‘N Me - feat. Kool Keith
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04 Wet!Wet!Wet!
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05 We Got Panache
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06 Trouble
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07 You Get Mad At Napster
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08 Untouchable Part 2 - feat. Beth Orton
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09 Untouchable Part 1 - feat. 7even
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10 What Is It? - feat. Sinista
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11 Welcome To My World
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12 I Love You (Or At Least I Like You)
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13 Who Writes Your Lyrics
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14 Dichotomy
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15 Keith ‘N Me - feat. Kool Keith Remix
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