Lady Sovereign "Chi Ching (Cheque 1,2)"

Now that Mike Skinner and the Streets are an international phenomenon, more and more UK garage/hip-hop acts can break on through to the other side of the pond. Lady Sovereign, who actually got her start on a who’s who in UK garage remix of the Streets’ "Fit But You Know It," is a prime example of the talent waiting to bust out. "Chi Ching (Cheque 1,2)" is a feisty slab of garage, mixing a wicked sense of humour with fat beats, video game noises and a vocal style that is original and cheeky enough to make her the voice of her genre. (microsites.nme.com/threeforfree/lady_sovereign.mp3)