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Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah: The Royal Flavour

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 17 June 1989

All hail the new king and queen of Rap — namely hotshot producer DJ MARK THE 45 KING and his latest righteous rhymester, QUEEN LATIFAH. ...

Queen Latifah: All Hail The Queen (Gee St/Tommy Boy Gee 45)

Review by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 26 December 1989

ANOTHER PUPIL of the Jungles/De La Soul/ Afrocentrism, psychedelic, daisy age school emerges (try saying that after... well just try saying that, anyway!) ...

Queen Latifah: Nature of a Sister (Tommy Boy)

Review by Amy Linden, The Boston Phoenix, 6 September 1991

Queen of love: Is Nature of a Sister Latifah's ticket to pop success? ...

Queen Latifah's New Gambit

Interview by Alan Light, Rolling Stone, 17 October 1991

Her new album reached out to a larger audience ...

Queen Latifah: Black Reign (Motown/All formats)

Review by 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, ...

Queen Latifah: Black Reign (Motown 530 272-2); 7669: 7669 East from a Bad Block (Motown 530 284-2)

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 17 March 1994

BLACK FEMALE artists are assailed by an obligation to serve as role models that doesn't operate on their male colleagues with anything like the same ...

Queen Latifah

Interview by Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone, 13 November 1997

ONE WAY to control your career is to declare yourself sovereign. When 19-year-old Dana Owens came rapping out of Newark, N.J., in 1989, she assumed ...

Queen Latifah: From Here to Royalty

Interview by Amy Linden, The Source, 1998

Y'all know Lah: She's our number one sister, our Queen for life. Ladies first and all. But y'all cats be wonderin'. Wantin' to know if ...

Queen Latifah: Order in the Court (Motown)

Review by Michael A. Gonzales, The Source, July 1998

DAMN NEAR ten years ago, an intriguing Afro-centric mama named Queen Latifah flexed like pure royalty on her debut disc, All Hail the Queen. With ...

Queen Latifah: Order In The Court (Flavor Unit/Motown)

Review by Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone, 6 August 1998

IN THE four years since Queen Latifah's last album went gold and she won a Grammy, rappers have been getting rich, showing tits and making ...

Queen Latifah

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Dana Owens, 18 March 1970, Newark, New Jersey, USA ...

Queen Latifah: Queen of Hearts

Interview by Amy Linden, Heart & Soul, January 2003

As rap's first lady, small-screen trailblazer and emerging Hollywood star, Queen Latifah, anyone would admit, has opened doors where there were none. But here, in ...

Queen Latifah: Trav'lin' Light (Verve) ***

Review by Jeff Tamarkin, The Boston Phoenix, 31 December 2007

QUEEN LATIFAH is never going to be Billie Holiday or even Macy Gray, but 2004's surprise hit, The Dana Owens Album, proved she had a ...


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