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Exclusive Song: Lady Sov

The Cure + dance hall beats + foul-mouthed lyrics = a fresh leak off the pint-sized rapper's new album!

By: William Goodman // February 3, 2009

Leave it to Lady Sovereign to transform one of Britain’s new-wave treasures into a dancehall banger.

“So Human” (below), the second leak off the rapper’s first album in three years, Jigsaw (out April 7), borrows the melody and hook from the Cure’s “Close to Me,” covers it in computer blips and bleeps, and speeds it up to a dance-floor friendly BPM. Then Sov, born Louise Harman, adds her London-ghetto-bred cockney rhymes about “having bad days” and “needing a fucking bag of green to make it all go away.”

Listen to “So Human” below. Then leave your thoughts in the comment section.

Listen: Lady Sov, “So Human”