Hesta Prynn Biography
Hesta’s whole life has been leading up to this one musical moment, but the real trajectory started circa 2001, when Ms. Prynn, neé Julie Potash, got together with her friends at a party and came up with an idea. Let’s start a rap group, they said, us three white girls from the suburbs. It’ll be hilar! They did, and Northern State was born. Record labels came knocking, Rick Rubin's name came up, and a big-time record deal led to quality time at strip clubs with DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill. By 2008, after a long, surreal trek through the music world, Northern State’s third album was out on Mike Patton’s Ipecac label and Hesta Prynn had finally learned what was really real.
While on a European tour, our heroine found herself in a McDonald’s in Paris, where a Frenchman asked about her origin. “Oh, New York?” he said. “50 Cent!” Indeed, the New York hip-hop tradition had been good to Hesta, but she had a little something cooking on the side. She had ruled the party, acted the fool, had a laugh. And now, she has an attitude.
Can you handle it?