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Julie co-founded the German band, Ja Ja Ja, and with the release of "Katz Rap" (Germany, Atatak Records 1982) she became the first female rapper on record in Europe. Julie designed and created the artwork for the Ja Ja Ja record jackets and wrote the lyrics and the melodies she sings and plays. "Katz Rap" is included in Box 19, SR-915 of the Cornell University Library Hip Hop Collection, circa 1975-1985, a Division of Rare Manuscript Collections. "Katz Rap" was re-released on the compilation, Grlz: Women Ahead of Their Time (Germany, Crippled Dick Hot Wax Records 2005), and there are plans to re-release Ja Ja Ja's self-titled album (Germany, Atatak Records 1982) in 2011.
Before Ja Ja Ja, Julie co-founded the band Group of Trees with fellow Pratt Institute classmates, Ted Parsons who would go on to play with The Swans and Prong, and Gregory Grinnell who go on to play with The Toasters.
Julie is currently collaborating with the composer and producer, Dalavar, and plans to release a new track soon. Julie is interested in collaborating with musicians, filmmakers, artists and writers on future projects.
Contact her at: jigsawnovich (at) gmail (dot) com