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Princess Superstar (born Concetta Kirschner, 1971) is an American rapper.

Her musical style —a mixture of hip hop, rock and electronica— is "flip flop", as she describes it.

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Background

She was born to an American Jewish father of Russian and Polish descent and a Sicilian-American mother who converted to Judaism. Kirschner identifies as Jewish but is not religious. Her parents were psychologists, and they moved the family to the suburbs of Philadelphia, sending Kirschner to Germantown Academy. She was a member of the Singing Club, the Theatre Club and the Black Student Union.

Career

After graduating from high school, she moved to New York City and studied acting at New York University, learning to play the guitar and sending a demo tape to the College Music Journal and Grand Royal, a record label headed by the Beastie Boys. Her debut was called Strictly Platinum, and gained her some notoriety as one of very few white rappers, as well as for her openness regarding her Jewish heritage and gender-related issues.

Princess Superstar has collaborated with Kool Keith, Jon Spencer, Bahamadia, MC Paul Barman, the High and Mighty, The Prodigy, Moby, DJ Yoda, Disco D, Mason, and others. Some of the producers that worked with her include Prince Paul, Curtis Curtis, Beth Orton, Arthur Baker, Junior Sanchez, Todd Terry, and DJ Mighty Mi from the High and Mighty.

Stephen Merchant of The Office fame is generally acknowledged as the person who broke Princess Superstar in the UK, with the lanky writer/producer playing the track "Things are gonna get better".

In August, 2007 as part of their "back to school" promotion, Payless ShoeSource used the song "I Like It A Lot" from the My Machine album as their campaign song.

Discography

Albums

EPs/singles

Music videos

  • 1996 "Smooth"
  • 2002 "Bad Babysitter"
  • 2002 "Keith N' Me"
  • 2003 "Jam For The Ladies"
  • 2005 "Perfect"
  • 2007 "Perfect (Exceeder)"

DJ albums

Guest appearances

  • "MTV Get Off The Air, Part 2" - MC Paul Barman It's Very Stimulating [2000]
  • "Lets Get Old" - DJ Yoda The Adventures of DJ Yoda [2006] (showcases her quirky rapping)
  • "Eat It" - Dr. Octagon Return of Dr. Octagon [2006]
  • "Lips on Fire" - Agoria The Green Armchair [2006]
  • "Exceeder" - recently provided vocals for Mason's instrumental electro track. [Jan 2007]
  • Interview on Channel V (Australia) with Yumi Stynes [2006]
  • "Computer" - Arling & Cameron hi-fi underground [2006]
  • MTV's "Made" - Made coach.




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