As her full-length debut was set to drop, the buzz around the brash U. MC named Lady Sovereign was unavoidable. Before most everyone actually heard her, they knew a few things: she was the first non-American to get signed to Def Jam; she had her chance with the ultra-hip producers the Neptunes and came up with nothing; and Jay-Z signed her on a single freestyle.
Thankfully Public Warning is stunning, better than the hype machine could ever paint Those Were The Days - Lady Sovereign - Public Warningwith jaw-dropping, busy production and sharp, spunky lyrics that whiz by and back up this pint-sized rebel's serious b-girl stance.
What's most brilliant is that despite the hype, and most likely because folks like the Neptunes are not on here, the album captures the talented rapper with only one foot out of her parent's flat, barely touched Conqueror - Armin van Buuren - A State Of Trance Year Mix 2013 the dreadful "music business" and one step above freestyles posted on U.
Rules are still made to be broken, slang is slung all over the place, and belching into the mic is still fun, especially when your producer -- in this case, the razor-sharp Medasyn -- can shuffle it into an impossible mix that ping-pongs like the Streets in double-time. In fact, either the great "Hoodie" or the simple but effective "Love Me or Hate Me" could be a worldwide crunchy-people anthem, and relating to "Tango" is easy if you've ever known some dreadful beautiful person who fake-tanned until they were horribly, entirely orange.
The arc of the album shows some mercy for the U. The only time the album feels People Of The North - Various - Rocket Recordings 2006 Sampler close to forced or touched by posh hands is when a concession is made for the Yanks and when Missy Elliott is needlessly tacked onto the "Love Me or Hate Me" remix.
Otherwise, Def Jam stays wisely out of Sov and Medasyn 's way, and the thrilling tracks are just enough dog, just enough leash. It's something her hardcore fans are well aware of, since the bulk of the album has been available previously on indie 12"s Those Were The Days - Lady Sovereign - Public Warning EPs.
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