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Public Warning Explicit Lyrics

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  • Audio CD (Oct. 31 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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1. 9 to 5
2. Gatheration
3. Random
4. Public Warning
5. Love Me Or Hate Me
6. My England
7. Tango
8. A Little Bit Of Shhh
9. Hoodie
10. Those Were The Days
11. Blah Blah
12. Fiddle With The Volume
13. Love Me Or Hate Me Remix - Missy Elliot

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The self-proclaimed 'biggest midget in the game' has gone from the bloggers champ to magazine-cover-vamp on both sides of the pond, having graced the covers of URB, The Fader, and i-D to name a few. The plus-sized hype surrounding this pint-sized 20-year-old hailing from Wembley, England is the subject of her new single, "Love Me Or Hate Me." All punk and grime snot-nosed British attitude over an undeniable 808-fueled electro-pop-n-lock beat courtesy of NYC producer Dr. Luke. For Lady Sovereign, it was a quick leap from bloggers' pet to critic's darling. The press has been voracious, heaping praise on Lady Sov to the tune of "The Queen of U.K. Grime," to "Hip-Hop's great white hope," even likening her to a female Eminem. She's already completed a round of succesful U.S performances including the Coachella and Intonation festivals as well as a national tour in support of The Streets. Additional performances include NYC's Central Park Summerstage (Headlined), Lollapalooza and Bumbershoot festival.

More Eminem than Missy Elliot, this diminutive U.K. rapper shows exactly how threatening a small woman with a big mouth can be. Her spiky collision of punk rock attitude and pop appeal is a revelation and her self-awareness is oddly shocking, but rather endearing, as the 5-foot-1 rapper asserts, "I'm the biggest midget in the fame." Wicked, irreverent, smart, and full of self-depreciating humor, this queen of grime rap pillages her autobiography on "Those Were the Days," deconstructs nationalism on "My England," raids Mother Goose on "Public Warning," and then drops a gauntlet with a loud clattering sound, making listeners laugh out loud with the snotty, but laughable challenge of "Love Me or Hate Me." But mostly she keeps things moving, throwing off sparks and bon mots with her mad, furious, in-your-face flow, while adding a bit of glam and new wave to the electro hip-hop beats. She might be small, but her future as the voice of the fashionably disaffected is huge. --Jaan Uhelszki

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I didn't like her voice when I first heard her but once you get past that she's got some really great lyrics. Some of it's a little hard to understand at first because of British slang, but it really grows on you.

Best songs are Random, Love Me or Hate Me, Tango and Hoodie which is about the law in England that says you can't wear hoodies in public places.

Love her or hate her, I love her.
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Lady Sovereign for Queen of the world!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Public Warning! You'll be addicted to SOV with one listen. Nov. 21 2006
By T. Hammond - Published on
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I've been a fan of Lady Sovereign for over a year now and hoped that her new tracks would stay true to her original sound. I love the new album and was happy that some of the older tracks like 9 to 5 and Hoodie were included since they were not on 'Vertically Challenged'.

Here's how I rate the album:

#1 - 9 to 5 - This is the first SOV song I heard. Seen the video on IMF and have been hooked ever since. People who compare her to eminem are completly wrong, she's in a league of her own.

#2 - Gatheration - Love the base track and the rhymes. Great song.

#3 - Random - This has been my favorite SOV song.

#4 - Public Warning - Love the tempo changes in her track and rhymes. (My two boys favorite track) It's insane how fast she can spit words out.

#5 - Love Me Or Hate Me - Love SOV's sound, love the base track, love the video. Nothing to hate here.

#6 - My England - Fun song though not one of my favorites.

#7 - Tango - Loooove the base track but the subject ????. This song is slowly growing on me.

#8 - A Little Bit Of Shhh - A great song. Also available on 'Vertically Challenged' with a remix.

#9 - Hoodie - This song is probably my second favorite track. Great song to dance to.

#10 - Those Were The Days - A slow down track. Not one of my favorites.

#11 - Blah Blah - Love the song, sooo SOV. F the critics. She is NO Feminem.

#12 - Fiddle with the Volume - A great song that is also available on 'Vertically Challnged' as a remix.

#13 - Love Me Or Hate Me feat. Missy Elliott - Missy ruined this track. Her style is completely wrong for this song. Luckily Missy's interuption is short. Love SOV, Hate Missy.

Buy this album along with her Vertically Challenged EP and you'll be hooked.

I'll always be a Lady Sovereign fan if she'll keep true to her original sound and not try to sound like the main stream [...] America listens to. Lady Sov's one of a kind!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grows on you May 7 2007
By La Vie en Jaune - Published on
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When I first heard Lady Sovereign, I wasn't really sure what to make of her, as she was pretty much my introduction to grime. But the more that I listened to her and read about her, the more I grew to like the album and its mish-mash of everything from garage to punk. It's definitely a breath of fresh air after all the overproduced stateside hip-hop and reliance on sexuality to sell music. I applaud Sov's candor and individuality, even in the face of criticism in her homeland. Even though she's crude and a bit of a boozer, I think she's a better role model for girls than most out there today in that she does things her way without needing anyone's approval or flashing body parts to get it. Way to go, Sov! I'm looking forward to seeing her live this June. This album is probably more four stars than five, but I just love her and want to see her continue to get better and better, as well as offset some of the negative reviews from people who just don't get it.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I hope this album ushers in a new rap era Nov. 23 2006
By Shane Carpenter - Published on
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I used to be a "fan" of rap (among other music, of course) during the mid/ late nineties - you know, a time when mainstream rappers like tupac, biggie, nas, and outkast were putting out quality music. Fast forward to 2006, and although the times have changed, mainstream rappers are still rapping like it's the 90s; objectifying women, pushing products, and insulting each other with lame, boring beats. I gave up on rap for the past 6 years or so, that is until I heard Lady Sovereign's album.

Lady Sovereign has a better flow than any female rapper I've ever listened to (and yes I know about Jean Grae, etc) and a better flow than most any mainstream rapper today. Her songs, although considered "rap" have elements of jungle, electronic, and reggae sprinkled throughout. It's because of the various musical influences and amazing beats that the greater part of this album is danceable in addition to being fun to listen to. So thanks for allowing me to believe in rap (as an art form) again, Lady Sovereign.

To other people who are on the fence about buying this album - please buy it. It's a great high-energy album with above-average lyrics, and a flow that's on fire. We need the musical pendulum to swing this way; no more hyphy, crunk, or gangsta rap, please.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Make Way fuh da SOV!! March 24 2007
By Underpants - Published on
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Niiiiiiccceee! Saw SOV for the first time on Letterman & knew we had to hear more. Fierce stuff from "da biggest midget in da game." Undeniable talent, fresh flow, rapid-fire rap (tho' do I detect a bit of digital assist with her speed-rap on the title track? Have to see her live to know for sure......) Crisply produced, great effort here. Check out the remix for "Love Me or Hate Me" w/Missy Elliott. Surpasses the original edit by far. Great stuff! Love her or hate her - we love her & can't wait for more!
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT May 7 2007
By NMMC - Published on
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I love love LOVE this CD. I thought I was partaking in something different and interesting, but I really didn't expect to be this smitten with a rap sound. Lady Sov is absolutely wonderful, and I adore the remix with Missy Elliot, who I don't normally like. Very good buy.

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