Princess Superstar: From "Bad Babysitter" to Good Teacher

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Princess Superstar (right) and Carina Zimmerman Kick Hip-Hop Truth to the Youth
Hip-hop is a youth culture, but Saturdays in June at Brooklyn's Rough Trade are seeing hip-hop culture inform the youth. Indie hip-hop favorite Princess Superstar is spending her Saturday afternoons this month teaching a hip-hop class for children ages 1-8 titled Princess Superstar's Playskool: Hip-Hop For Kids. Last week's inaugural class saw the tykes, including Superstar's own daughter Siren (who can impressively rap "Rappers Delight" at the age of three better than most I've seen with 10 times the experience), come up with rap names, learn breakdance moves, use markers to graffiti on posterboard, and be introduced to the basics of rap.

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Princess Superstar's "Xmas Swagger" Will Jingle Your Bells

The raunch-rap royalty Princess Superstar has gotten into the Christmas-music game with "Xmas Swagger," a sweet bit of brain-velcro that gives shout-outs to shopping for seasonal accoutrements at Duane Reade, festive sweaters, and Chippendales. Yes, those Chippendales, who are still kicking, albeit in an extremely aesthetically different form. (R.I.P. hairy chests.) The video, in which the Princess spreads holiday cheer down 125th Street and gives a nod to how much cleanup one has to do in order to get one's house ready for entertaining by performing in front of a venerable mountain of paper towels, after the jump.

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Princess Superstar Will Give You A Lapdance For $10,000

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"Excellent Health and Nutrition Advice" a bargain at $60
Aficionados of gleefully porn-y electro-rap, rejoice: The inimitable Princess Superstar (remember "Bad Babysitter"? You should!) is recording a new album. This being 2010, the major-label system is not exactly an option, and so join us now for the most elaborate and bizarre album-fund-raising venture in gleefully porn-y electro-rap history.

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