Like fellow UK divas Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, this diminutive rapper battled it out with her record company over her latest album, eventually releasing it independently. Maybe it was her quick tongue or smart, acidic lyrics, but she’s really just a lovable tomboy. And even if the grime music she came up on gets wiped out by the next music wave back in Blighty, she’s determined enough to outlive it. With Chester French and Hollywood Holt.
Tue., May 5, 8 p.m., 2009