Lady Sovereign.

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Sara.
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February 17th, 2007 at 06:00pm
This young woman has built her way up from nothing, from being kicked out of school, from selling donuts and double-glazed windows to making a slew of world tastemakers (from production collaborators Basement Jaxx to Missy Elliot and Jay-Z) take note of a random, cheeky, and undeniably charismatic talent. Now it's time for America to make way for the "Ess-Oh-Vee," otherwise known as Lady Sovereign.

Even for many substantial and popular U.K. artists, trans-Atlantic success can be elusive. But Lady Sovereign, the self-proclaimed "big midget" born Louise Harman in a rough part of Wembley, England (Chalkhill Estate, to be precise), has hit that relatable note far beyond her origins with her personality and honest skills. She has attracted an almost deafening Stateside buzz before releasing even a note of music in the U.S.--or turning 21.

Turns out, that buzz extended past the likely suspects who celebrate British culture into something else entirely. In August of 2005, she was flown out to New York to meet with Jay-Z, LA Reid, and Usher, and will release her debut album in s2006 on the Island Def Jam Music Group.

Lady Sovereign expresses a unique perspective of youth culture that's previously been a hidden voice. An MC, lyricist, and producer, she's the alternative microphone vandal with lyrics that hit like left and right hooks, whether subjects are light or weighty.

She's also product of '90s youth culture and technology. Internet forums and the influence of discerning music blogs greatly helped to solidify her early popularity and attract intense media interest, even prior to releasing any songs. (It was through the Internet where she first offered her first rhymes at age 14 and met her longtime DJ, Frampster.)

Her music sees the current sound of inner-city estates blending with an experimental melting pot of influence. From grime, garage, and jungle to ragga, hip-hop, R&B, hardcore, ska, and punk, she embraces it all and makes it her own. Among her eclectic collection you may even find Tracy Chapman, Charles and Eddy, or Ace Of Base. Other current favorites include Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani, OutKast, and Bloc Party--anyone who's braving it and doing their own thing.

The Vertically Challenged E.P. finds Lady Sovereign definitely doing her own thing as well, showcasing her incredibly varied flow and animated voice across a multi-variance of bottom-heavy beats that could only emerge from the U.K. urban underground.

The EP features eight songs (including the hits "Random," "Ch-Ching," and "A Little Bit Of Shhh!" ) and a DVD of videos, live footage, and behind-the-scenes interviews. Reflective of the diverse fan base that Lady Sovereign has developed, the Beastie Boys' Ad Rock presents an exclusive remix of "A Little Bit Of Shhh!" and Chocolate Industries' own Ghislain Poirer is on hand to rework "Fiddle With the Volume."

Regardless of gender or generation, you can be assured that Sovereign's making the kind of noise that will see her reign supreme. Feminine? Nah, Sovereign!

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http://www.ladysovereign.com/

Anyone else like her?
ellie ex-friend
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February 17th, 2007 at 06:10pm
I like Love Me Or Hate Me tehe
Janie Jones
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February 17th, 2007 at 07:15pm
ellie shikari:
I like Love Me Or Hate Me tehe


That's the only song of hers I know but I like it, I think it's funny and different.
folkin' around.
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February 17th, 2007 at 07:18pm
I have her cd, Public Warning.
Its okay. A little mediocre at times. For example, "I'm that funky little monkey..." Rolling Eyes
She has good beats though.
John Entwistle
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February 18th, 2007 at 12:46am
ellie shikari:
I like Love Me Or Hate Me tehe


Me 2, but it is the only song that I have ever heard of hers.
ellie ex-friend
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February 18th, 2007 at 07:16am
Janie Jones:
ellie shikari:
I like Love Me Or Hate Me tehe


That's the only song of hers I know but I like it, I think it's funny and different.
I heard another one and I knwe she featured with the Ordinary Boys, but that's it.
Flaming Phalanges!
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February 19th, 2007 at 12:36pm
She's annoying but strangely cool.
abc25
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February 19th, 2007 at 12:40pm
lmao shes awsome
Big Shot Talent
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February 19th, 2007 at 01:32pm
Eww. In my opinion, she tries too hard to be different. I don't like artists like that.
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February 19th, 2007 at 02:55pm
She gets irritating. But I do love to 'sing' along to Love me or hate me.... or w/e
BlackFairy878
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May 14th, 2007 at 01:32pm
i never heard of her before
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May 15th, 2007 at 06:43pm
i don't like her music much....but my friend listens to her. lots.
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