November 20, 2006 12:00 PM

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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