Lady Saw is, of course, legendary—you don't win the title of the queen of dancehall for being a slouch—but we were nonetheless struck by how remarkable and charismatic she is when she came through FADER TV HQ for a chat. But then, as we learned, this is a woman who's been through so much—poverty, abuse and more—that she can't help but be a force of strength, detailing her history and her presence with warmth and openness and ending our interview with a sincere hug. Lady Saw's seventh studio album, My Way, is out now on her own new imprint, Diva Records. She's earned the monikers.

Interview With Lady Saw