There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
A smack-talkin’ sex bomb with an affinity for rapping about dirty deeds, Princess Superstar’s been tagged a “white Lil’ Kim” and a “female Eminem.” Although her smug yet undeniably kooky flow might not ride a rhythm like the aforementioned rhymers’, this pale-skinned NYC seductress boasts flair to spare and laughably despicable lyrics that rival her colleagues’. She hawks her sexy schtick with a wink and lives for lampooning libidinous situations such as club fornication (“Fuck Me on the Dance Floor”) or blowing a beau while on a child-care gig (“Bad Babysitter”). The Princess began her reign in 1994 with a wacky cassette called Mitch Better Get My Bunny. That led to four more full-lengths and a bevy of singles with cred-building contributions from such indie hiphop luminaries as Prince Paul and Kool Keith. Most of Princess’ tunes were concocted for her own use, but nowadays she eases some business burdens by licensing her flashy tracks to trendy German dance label !K7, and she can also crow about a new track with Moby that’s in the can. Her D.C. performance will be spent mostly behind the wheels of steel, joining pal DJ Alexander Technique on four turntables as DJs Are Not Rockstars (though she’ll also perform a short set on her own). The two deftly blend hiphop, electro, and punk for a genre-melding vinyl journey (they have even been known to merge Prince and Thomas Dolby), so prepare for the possibilities when they spin Friday, June 13, at 12:30 a.m. as part of “Electrotease” at Club Five, 1214-B 18th St. NW. $15. (202) 331-7123. (Craig Smith)