Queen Latifah is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, record producer and actress, known for her roles in the big screen adaptation of 'Chicago' and the HBO film 'Bessie. Who Is Queen Latifah? Famed musician and actress Queen Latifah was born on March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey. Latifah began singing in the choir of Shiloh Baptist Church in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and had her first public performance when she sang a version of "Home" as one of the two Dorothys in a production of The Wizard of Oz at St. Anne's parochial school.
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Queen Latifah is an American rapper, jazz/blues singer, and actress. Born Dana Owens, as a recording artist she has released eight studio albums, six of which were rap/hip-hop influenced albums and two which were all-singing jazz influenced albums. She has a total of twenty-three singles released as well. She has been given the title the " Queen of Jazz-Rap.
Queen Latifah "Sisters in the Name of Rap". XXL has taken the liberty of digging through Queen Latifah's crates to highlight some of her best hip-hop work. Here are 20 of her top gems. 20 of the Best Queen Latifah Songs.
Queen Latifah was certainly not the first female rapper, but she was the first one to become a bona fide star. Her third album, Black Reign, was the first album by a female MC ever to go gold, a commercial breakthrough that paved the way for a talented crew of women rappers to make their own way onto the charts as the '90s progressed. Latifah herself soon branched out into other media, appearing in movies and sitcoms and even hosting her own talk show. In college, she adopted the name Queen Latifah and hooked up with Afrika Bambaataa's Native Tongues collective, which sought to bring a more positive, Afrocentric consciousness to hip-hop.
s Queen Latifah, who releases her second jazz album 'Trav'lin' Light' on September 25th, is also planning a return to rap. The star - real name Dana Owens - has been a regular in Hollywood of late, with high-profile roles in movies such as Hairspray and Chicago says current songs in the hip-hop industry are 'too superficial'. I'd love to make another rap album," Latifah tells Billboard. Trav’lin’ Light, her new album due Sept.
Her debut album, All Hail The Queen, featured the hit single and feminist anthem Ladies First, and was released in 1989 via Tommy Boy Records. Four years later, and Latifah would go on to win a Grammy Award for her single . for Best Rap Solo Performance. Latifah has since recorded seven studio albums, selling nearly 2 million records worldwide. She would later also become the first female Hip Hop recording artist to be nominated for an Oscar.
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