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Submitted by Clubsguide on June 16th 2007

a.k.a. Concetta Kirschner, is best known for her top twenty UK hit “Bad Babysitter,” which took the world by storm in 2002. But not many people know the whole story.... In 1995 she released her debut album ('Strictly Platinum') on an independent label called 5th Beetle, having turned down many major labels. ‘Strictly Platinum’ was co-produced by herself and Godfrey Diamond, best known for producing “Jungle Boogie” by Kool & The Gang. Critically acclaimed and now out of print, ‘Strictly Platinum’ was last seen fetching up to $100 on Ebay! In 1997 she founded her own label 'A Big Rich Major Label,' which she later cheekily renamed 'The Corrupt Conglomerate' after the big label mergers in 1999. She self-released her second album, 'CEO,’ which wound the press up with reviews like: "This record defies expectations and categorization with jaw dropping lyrics".

She was a one-woman show- booking her own tours, running her label and also of course, being an artist. 1999 brought us 'Last Of The Great 20th Century Composers', also self-released, and features collaborations with music's brightest lights from De La Soul alumni Prince Paul to former Fugee John Forte to The Blues Explosion's Jon Spencer. It burst on the scene with its slick, giddy egotism, assy-drenched brassyness and undeniably slamming beats. The press could not contain its glee for a record that resurrected the best of rock n roll's outlandish sexuality with hip hop’s penchant for irreverent humour. At this point Princess Superstar was starting to be recognized at playing the rap game with rules that she was now breaking, with her witty, sarcastic, ironic and satirical brand of wordplay. Heaps of praise from the likes of The Face, The Source, Vibe, Jazzy Jeff, 7 (producer of Jarule and Ashanti), Damon Alburn (Blur), Garbage, William Orbit (producer of Madonna) to name a few, ensured that the time was right to bring her bar fight bravado to audiences all over the world.

She signed to the German independent K7 and released her fourth album “Princess Superstar Is.” As the title implies, it is a statement of intent, each track a streetwise fable. The album unfolds as an unpredictable stroll through the mind of a lyrical genius, an incredible producer and a woman with more soul than a hundred exorcisms. Collaborations included Kool Keith, Bahamadia, The High & Mighty, Jzone, Mista Sinista and the Herbaliser. Princess Superstar isn't just about the hip hop undergroud however-her ideas reach across all forms of music. Mercury Award winning Beth Orton makes an appearance on 'Untouchable Part 2'. The single “Bad Babystter” reached #11, resulting in a Top of the Pops appearance in the UK, and the video was a smash hit on MTV and was #3 on the Box in Europe. Live, Princess is a sight to be seen. She has toured the world and opened up for artists as diverse as The Neptunes to Pulp to Mylo. With her band she has played at worldwide festivals such as Reading, Leeds, Central Park Summerstage, and Coachella.

She also has collaborated with Moby on his song "Jam for the Ladies" with Angie Stone, and is featured on the new Prodigy album (#1 in the UK) as well as rapping on the Return of Dr. Octogan record with Kool Keith. If that ain't enough, Princess Superstar is quickly becoming a famous DJ. She has DJ’d all over the world- from the Gigolo Party for the Love Parade in Berlin with Ms. Kittin, DJ Hell, and Tiga; to NYC parties with ?estlove of the Roots and Felix Da Housecat. Also, she has a newly formed DJ side project with DJ Alexander Technique, called “djs are not rockstars,” and they have released a mix CD on Gigolo Records to rave reviews. Wondering about the next? Still relentlessly touring with djs are not rockstars, our Princess will release her fifth opus called “MY MACHINE” which features production by Junior Sanchez, Grammy winner Jacques Lu Cont (LRD/Madonna), Todd Terry, Armand Van Helden and more, and the Executive Producer is Arthur Baker (New Order, Afrika Bambatta). DJ Magazine has already given the first single “Coochie Coo” a five starreview, saying “Just worship her!”


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