A Little Deeper by Ms. Dynamite on Apple Music

16 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

A songbook of sharp, streetwise tracks that gave Niomi McLean-Daley’s soulful voice a place on British music’s A-list. The career-defining hit “Dy-Na-Mi-Tee” remains irresistibly catchy, with “It Takes More” offering a social conscience to her glorious hooks—condemning gang culture and lamenting UK hip-hop's recycled stereotypes. The first Mercury Prize winning album from a black female artist, A Little Deeper inspired confidence in a generation of female MCs with its unique blend of hip-hop, ragga and pop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A songbook of sharp, streetwise tracks that gave Niomi McLean-Daley’s soulful voice a place on British music’s A-list. The career-defining hit “Dy-Na-Mi-Tee” remains irresistibly catchy, with “It Takes More” offering a social conscience to her glorious hooks—condemning gang culture and lamenting UK hip-hop's recycled stereotypes. The first Mercury Prize winning album from a black female artist, A Little Deeper inspired confidence in a generation of female MCs with its unique blend of hip-hop, ragga and pop.

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About Ms. Dynamite

Ms. Dynamite (aka Niomi McLean-Daley) grew up in North London, listening to reggae and turning to hip-hop at the age of 12. Even when she wanted to become either a primary school teacher or a social worker, her passion for music was stronger. After starting out in a pirate radio station called RAW FM, Ms. Dynamite met Richard Forbes (aka Sticky) in a West End club. The two began working on her debut single, "Boo!," licensed from DJ Jason Kaye's Social Circles label to London Records.

Punch, Salaam Remi, Tony Kelly, and Dave Kelly produced her first full-length record in Miami, New York, and Jamaica. A Little Deeper featured the hit singles "Dy-Na-Mi-Tee" and "It Takes More." In September 2002, Ms. Dynamite became the first black female artist achieving a Mercury Music Prize, beating favorites the Streets, the Coral, and even music legend David Bowie. Three years later, she released her second album, Judgement Days. ~ Drago Bonacich

  • ORIGIN
    London, England
  • BORN
    Apr 26, 1981

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