"I'm A Lady" is a track from Santigold's debut album - she was using the name Santogold at the time. It's an upbeat song with lots of confidence, which served her well as she broke into the business. "Someday they'll make a martyr out of me," she sings.
"My lyrics come from just my life experiences," she told NME at the time. "It's not something that I actively think about, but a lot of times the music dictates the lyrics to me. When I write songs, I listen to the music and I just sing whatever comes out.
Whatever comes out, I make sure it sounds good and I make sure it's smart, but whatever the content is is whatever's on my heart."
"I'm a very emotional person," she added. "Anything that I'm thinking or feeling bubbles up. There's a certain kind of integrity and honesty that comes with that."
Trouble Andrew, real name Trevor Andrew, sings on this track with Santigold. He was a professional snowboarder who competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics, but by this time was focused on music. He released a self-titled debut album in 2007.
At the time, Andrew and Santigold were dating. They later got married and in 2014 had a son together named Rad.
Chris Feinstein, who played guitar on the song, wrote it along with Santigold, Trouble Andrew, and John Hill, who produced it and played bass and keyboards.
"I'm A Lady" found a new audience in 2022 when it was used in the Netflix movie Along For The Ride, starring Emma Pasarow, Belmont Cameli, and Andie MacDowell.
The song didn't get an official music video, but an unofficial one showed up on YouTube in 2008 that has endured on the service. It's low budget but entertaining, with a guy creating a robot woman he uses to do his bidding. A great snapshot of what YouTube looked like in 2008.