Picks and Pans Review: Lady Sovereign Public Warning

updated 11/20/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/20/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST

Don't let the accent fool you: Lady Sovereign shows that a pint-size white girl from England can rule the mike on her bloody good full-length debut. "It ain't about tea and biscuits/I'm one of those English misfits," she raps. Dropping her rhymes to a fresh mix of old-school hip-hop and futuristic electronica, ska and punk, this Brit shows true grit.

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