GAY PRIDE WEEKEND
25th Anniversary Celebration Hosted by Jersey Pride
Asbury Park’s Gay Pride Weekend celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary with a groundbreaking DJ and live performance by PRINCESS SUPERSTAR - Rapper, DJ, Producer, Pioneer at House of Independents. One of the first female rappers to mix up hip hop and electronic music in a modern way, Princess Superstar has enjoyed two top 20’s under belt including “Bad Babysitter” and “Perfect Exceeder” (#3 on the UK charts), and has recorded 6 astonishing albums. She has had numerous collaborations with amazing musicians and producers of such musical variety that few can rival. To name a few: Armand Van Helden, Moby, Kool Keith, Prince Paul of De La Soul, Chilly Gonzales, DJ Hell, The Prodigy (she was featured on their album which went to #1 in the UK,) the legendary Arthur Baker (who made the groundbreaking “Planet Rock” with Afrika Baambata and “Blue Monday” with New Order,) Stuart Price (Madonna), and more.
She has toured the world many times over both as a performing artist with a band as well as a DJ and is known for her wild, inspired performances. Her dance smash with Larry Tee and Herve- “Licky” was featured in two #1 movies- the Judd Apatow film “Get him to the Greek” with Puffy and Russell Brand; and “Hall Pass.” She was featured rhyming on Grandmaster Flash’s last album which also featured Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg and other hip hop legends. She was even also an early producer/mentor of artist Lana Del Rey. 2013 she recorded “The New Evolution” using a successful fan funding platform Pledge Music. It featured producers like the Rural, who have produced the Gorillaz and Beyonce; Nyceboy, smash producer of JLo/Fat Joe; Shawn Lee of the Ping Pong Orchestra; Mighty Mi (who produced her top chart hit “Bad Babysitter”); plus Princess’ own inimitable production. 2014: “I’m a Firecracker” EP is released on Instant Records, founded by Richard Gottehrer producer of Blondie, The Gogos, and other lady divas. It has been garnering rave reviews in the likes of USA Today, Huffington Post and the AV Club. “Love Light Bliss” has been featured in the hit show Orange is the New Black. Princess will be starring in a Reality Show called “I Love Princess Superstar” out NOW, about her hilarious and magical life. 2015 sees Princess Superstar releasing “About to Blow”- Remixes from I’m a Firecracker with dance floor smashes by Astronomar (Mad Decent), Martin Eyerer, Feadz (Ed Banger) and more! Princess also will release a super funny track and video with the one and only Margaret Cho called “My Booty is Efficient” –plus she’s working on a kids record.
And you don’t stop!
“Few have gone to the lengths that hip-hop outlier Princess Superstar is willing to go to make her next album…Superstar is an incredibly inventive musician who blends together elements of hip-hop and various bits of electronic and dance music that is always interesting and typically profoundly funny.” – MTV.COM
“In my pop dreamworld she’s bigger than Madonna and she spat in Britney’s face. I applaud Concetta Kirschner’s spectacular capacity for reinvention and self-creation because it’s clear that musically she knows her shit. You know how Salt n Pepa could kick Destiny Child’s asses? Well PS pisses over the competition with equally nonchalant grace and good humour. Love her!” – NME
“Princess Superstar does it with wit, unexpected imagery and utter lack of respect for genre boundaries. But it’s Princess’s barbed observations that make her a bit of a treasure.” -The Guardian
“A refreshing alternative to blinkered mainstream hip hop stars.” – The Independent
“Princess Superstar is an answer to ‘Ziggy Stardust and the spiders from Mars’ … A lyrical, musical and narrative success.”– DJ
“Her approach is fresh and funny as hell, and the record simply sounds like no others out there.” –Time Out New York
“Super-sly hip hop with jaw-droppingly clever lyrics and creative sampling.” –CMJ
“Top-Shelf lyrics…dropping pop-culture references with skill and precision, Princess Superstar earns her cocky moniker.” –Vibe Magazine
“What’s most brilliant are her lyrics, which are laugh-out-loud funny. For where other female rappers do super-explicit sex rhymes, and mirror the witless bravado of their male counterparts, Princess Superstar spins an altogether more playful, ironic line of tease. If her turntables ever seize up, a career in stand-up beckons.”
–The Times of London
“Positively dripping with postmodern panache.” -Alternative Press
“Rarely a second passes without the New Yorker impressing with her dazzling lyrical flow.” –Sleazenation
“Just Worship Her!” –DJ Magazine
SATURDAY, JUNE 04, 2016
Doors Open: 10pm