Princess Superstar (born Concetta Kirschner) emerged in New York City’s underground music scene in the mid-1990s with a provocative blend of hip-hop, punk, and saucy attitude. Kirshner’s 1996 debut, STRICTLY PLATINUM, garnered notice on both college radio and in the music press, and the artist further distinguished herself by touring with a live band, a rarity in the hip-hop world. Before the release of ‘97’s CEO, Kirschner formed her own record label. The line-up of Kirschner’s band continued to change, but her witty lyrics and hard-edged sound remained the same, as heard on releases like LAST OF THE GREAT 20TH CENTURY COMPOSERS and MY MACHINE. Her albums have featured contributions from Junior Sanchez, Kool Keith, Beth Orton, and Armand Van Helden, among others.