Big Gold Belt

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If you're a white girl raised on En Vogue and Wu-Tang in D.C.'s hardscrabble northeast suburbs, it ain't easy fitting in when, at age 13, you move to cushy, Pearl Jam-lovin' Bethesda, Md. Still, in 1993, that's what Christina "Xstina" Harper did, clandestinely cultivating a love for Whodini and Pebbles and making hip-hop beats on her four track while singing big band tunes in her mother's swing band. Even while pledging a mean-girl sorority at Syracuse, Xstina kept true to the R&B diva deep inside, writing rhymes, singing backup for Dischord Records' freakout drag artist Edie Sedgwick, and waiting for the moment to express her inner Left-Eye.

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