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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Lady Sovereign - Girls will be Girls

LadySovereignThough she was kicked out of school when she was only 16, she became one of the UK's few white female MCs. She has been cited often as part of the rising British grime scene.Lady Sovereign cites Ms. Dynamite as an influence and has supported The Streets, Obie Trice, Dizzee Rascal and Basement Jaxx on tour.
Lady Sovereign signed to Island Def Jam Music Group in 2005, after auditioning for Def Jam Recordings president and CEO, Jay-Z and The Island Def Jam Music Group chairman, Antonio "L.A." Reid. She released a studio album, entitled Public Warning on 31 October 2006.
Lady Sovereign first received attention when she recorded "The Battle," a freestyle girls versus boys battle rap with Shystie, Suz Rock and Frost P. LadySovereign002Each rapper who participated in the recording of "The Battle" has since been signed to a record deal.Shortly afterwards, "Random" was released. This was followed by "9 to 5." "9 to 5" entered the UK Top 40 at number 33. The follow-up single, "Hoodie" - produced by dance act Basement Jaxx - failed to reach the top 40, peaking at number 44. Lady Sovereign has since recorded with AdRock from the American rap group the Beastie Boys and American producer Dr. Luke.

BBC Sessions 2006: Breezeblock + Annie Nightingale

Lady Sovereign - BBC sessions 2006

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