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Queen Latifah: Black Reign (Motown/All formats)

Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 12 February 1994

AS A successful businesswoman, New Jersey rap pioneer Dana Owens, aka Queen Latifah, has few peers. She's earned respect over the course of a three-album, five-year career as a recording artist, she's head of her own management and record companies and has made forays into Hollywood via her acclaimed cameos in films like Juice and Spike Lee's Jungle Fever. She's also the star of a nationally networked sitcom, Living Single, and can call on help from the likes of Naughty By Nature, Heavy D and KRS-One to add spice to her new record.

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