The young Lady Sovereign fresh from headlining to 15 000 people in Moscow is making quite a stir to lovers of urban music in the industry. She’s had the likes of D12, Obie Trice, Dizzee Rascal, Basement Jaxx and The Streets asking for her to support them due to the raucous display of energy at her shows. She is indeed a statement of British urban youth culture, with all the attitude and confidence of a strong girl. ‘9-5’ is a comical tale of reality, stress and introspective commentary.
It’s been described as ska meets salsa although it definitely has a grime edge. The MCing is derived from the ever-becoming popular British style of rapping and she does it pretty well especially to say she’s only 19. She has an edge and attitude to appeal to kids and the music is original. It’s a fun track not to be taken too seriously and has a personality that is uniquely British.