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Queen Latifah

Born: Mar 18, 1970 in Newark, NJ
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Genre: R&B, Rap, Pop/Rock, Other
Biography: Queen Latifah was certainly not the first female rapper, but she was the first one to become a bona fide star. She had more charisma than her predecessors, and her strong, intelligent, no-nonsense persona made her arguably the first MC who could properly be described as feminist. Her third album, Black ...Read full biography
All Hail the Queen
Released: 1989
Label: Tommy Boy
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As strong a buzz as Queen Latifah created with her debut single of 1988, "Wrath of My Madness" and its reggae-influenced B-side "Princess of the Posse," one would have expected the North Jersey rapper/actress' ...Read full review
Black Reign
Released: 1993
Label: Motown
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Black Reign marked Latifah's move to Motown, and was also a return to the tough-talking, lyrically frank, frequently controversial material that established her as arguably the finest female rapper. "Coochie ...Read full review