Lady Sovereign: Love Me or Hate Me
Make way for the S-O-V! We are big fans of Lady Sovereign, and were elated to hear that her new single ‘Love Me or Hate Me’ surpassed Justin Timberlake and T.I. on MTV’s TRL yesterday to take the number one spot. Not bad for a 21 year old, white-girl rapper from the U.K. Some people are dumbfounded by Lady’s TRL supremacy (I like how Pitchfork put it: Carson Daly rolls over in plexiglass grave), but come on–she signed with Jigga and Def Jam–what did you expect? This video is spectacular–we especially like the Tetris-esque effects and beats–partly because we recently acquired a vintage Tetris arcade game here at the office, and Josh and I have been going head-to-head for the past 3 days. Lady is going on tour in a few days and is hitting up some great (small) venues throughout the U.S–so I’d get your tickets now–Lady’s climb to the top of TRL means that this is going to be a difficult ticket to score. Her new album ‘Public Warning’ drops on Halloween, at which point I will dress up like her, go trick-or-treating, and subsequently attempt to impress her with the resulting photos when she comes to play in Boulder at the Fox Theater on November 7th. Josh and I will no doubt be in the balcony for that one. By the way, ‘Public Warning’, Lady SOV’s next album slated for a November release somehow ended up in our hands today, and lets just say you should get excited.