Public Warningby Lady Sovereign
"Make way for the S-O-V!" That's the signature shout-out you'll hear hollered with plenty of B-girl bravado throughout Lady Sovereign's debut disc, Public Warning. Straight outta Wembley, England, Lady S. got her start blasting beats out over the Internet from her bedroom in the London suburb's Chalkhill Estates housing project, quickly becoming a sensation on the grime scene. Although she's been snapped up by Jay-Z and given the chance to record with Def-Jam dollars, the tracks found on Public Warning remain surprisingly true to their homespun roots, rendering the disc a sampler of snarky hip-hop ("Love Me or Hate Me") and rowdy party pop ("Random") -- not to mention the manic, ska-tinged tumble of the title track. Backed by the bottomed-out beats of her longtime partner in grime, DJ Frampster, Sov delivers her rhymes with a staccato snarl and a "Who, me?" smirk. Though she's clearly been influenced by idols Missy Elliott and the Beastie Boys, Lady Sovereign is an innovative talent who's about to break out, big-time. You've been warned.
- Release Date:
- Def Jam
Performance CreditsLady Sovereign Primary Artist
Edmund Cavill Guitar
Adam "DJ Am" Goldstein scratching
Nathan "Tugg" Curran Drums
Mikey Cusik Bass Guitar
Jonas Jalhay Guitar
Gabriel Olegavich Synthesizer,Guitar,Drums
Jamie Teasedale Synthesizer
Technical CreditsSteve Osborne Producer,Engineer
Basement Jaxx Programming,Producer
Louis Marino Art Direction
Dante Ross Producer
Danny Harrison Composer
Josh Wilbur Engineer
Zak Biddu Management
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer
Lady Sovereign Composer
Carol Corless Package Production
DJ Frampster Cut
Josh Eilbur Engineer
Gabriel Olegavich Composer
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
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This....is the WORST CD EVER (and I dont even own it...thank god)!! I want to strangle this girl, her voice is like nails on a chalkboard and she cant speak. Okay, it's "Thank you" not "Fang goo" (which is what it sounds like she's saying), and it's not "Dunce" or "Sang" it's "DANCE" and "SING". Either learn to speak english or quit talking lady. All I really have to say is this: Lady Sovereign, I dont love you...and neither does anyone else and someone does need to "DEPORT" not "DEPOT" you.
What can I say -- I can't stop listening to this one! The hooks are infectious, the beats are bombastic, and Sov knows how to spit. Period.
In reference to the last reviewer - she's singing in her own voice & natural accent. Wanting everyone to speak 'proper' and exactly the same is backward and bigoted, not to mention boring. This is 2006, we're supposed to be over that class crap. I recommend this - I saw her on tv and, me being a short white female could relate tho you don't have to be one to enjoy this, good, catchy songs & fun lyrics.
I agree with the review before me... get over the fact that she isn't speaking "proper" english!! Her accent is what makes the cd sound so different. She has amusing lyrics and a good beat in every song. Her cd is great to jam along to in the car or rock out on your ipod. If you like pop, hip-hop or anything that's on the radio, then you will love her!
This totally goes to the reveiw ahead of me. Uhm, Shes english so she can't talk like you do! So get over it.
I don't like rap, but I rather like the Lady S. Her Brit Accent is rather tough and the rhymes are cute. If you pay attention to the rhymes, you will find that they are funny. Relax and enjoy, that is pretty much what this Lady is trying to tell you to do... basically get your head out of your posterior and just enjoy life as it comes to you.
Some people are going to love this album, and it will drive other people up the wall. I fall in the former group. I love the way the Lady uses electronics to sculpt her voice without resorting to the auto-tune that is ubiquitous in pop music these days. Lady S.O.V. is a shameless self-promoter, but the whole package is unique.