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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
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Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Fat Possum
Princess Superstar
Princess Superstar Is
Rapster Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
She sports long golden locks, superstar gold chains, and Pamela Anderson cleavage (except in this case she is, quite literally. keepin' it "real"). She's Princess Superstar and she boasts the novelty of being the only white female rapper, ever. Race card and glitz aside, on Princess Superstar's latest record Princess Superstar Is, she proves that no one can question her flow. With a verbal versatility that jumps from the Bahamadia meets Roxanne Shante style of "Super Fantasy", to the gritty Rawkus sounds of the Beth Orton-aided "Untouchable Part 2", to the Eyedea-ish internet-hop of "You Get Mad At Napster." Flexing her Eminem-type techniques on the hit "Bad Babysitter," Princess Superstar gets major back from Smut Peddlers, High and Mighty, and again by freaky deek #1 Kool Keith on "Keith 'N Me."

Princess Superstar is definitely in the same ring as those porn fanatics, but her sensual flow comes off as more of a Vanity 6 of hip-hop. With production credits going to Herbaliser, Mr. Len, DJ Mighty Mi, Sinista, and the Princess herself Is is a step up from 2000's predecessor, Last Of The Great 20th Century Composers. Being a white rapper with Baywatch meets NYPD Blue looks, production talent and real verbal skills, Princess Superstar is bound to blow up.

RIYL: Peaches, Eminem, Kool Keith, Beck, Anticons, Smut Peddlers, Cex

Reviewed by Lyle Hodges
An infrequent LAS contributor based in New York City.

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