Queen Latifah: Give Our Legends Their Flowers.

Hip-Hop in the 80s & 90s was an immaculate era. It was full of talented and hungry musicians with a story of tell. Queen Latifah is one of them.

One of the pioneers of Female Rap feminists, Latifah came into the industry utilizing her platform about what the Black woman experiences in America.

She discussed topics like women uniting together, domestic violence & harassment in her music, which we definitely need to still discuss today. Queen has been long deserving of her flowers.

Queen’s music has been sampled by some of her rap peers, which shows how legendary she really is.

Queen Latifah’s collabs with other artists are pretty dope! 🙌🏾

Outside of music, Queen Latifah has had a successful acting career. She’s played in some of the most amazing roles from Cleo in “Set It Off,” Mama Morton in “Chicago,” Bessie Smith in “Bessie,” Khadijah James in the popular Black sitcom “Living Single” & Carlotta Brown in the musical series Star.

The 80s:

Albums Released: All Hail the Queen.

Queen’s career started as an original member of The Flavor Unit. She later signed to Tommy Boy Records and released her first album “All Hail the Queen.”

The 90s:

Albums Released: Nature of a Sista’, Black Reign, Order in the Court.

Queen dropped her second album “Nature of a Sista'” with influences of New Jack Swing, reggae, Jazz & R&B.

Latifah was dropped from Tommy Boy Records, & she signed to Motown. Although she ventured into a successful acting career, she still gave us timeless hip-hop records.

The 00s:

Albums Released: The Dana Owens Album, Trav’lin’ Light, Persona.

One of my favorite albums from Latifah is “The Dana Owens Album.” A record of Jazz and R&B numbers, she showcases her versatility as an artist.

The 10s:

Albums Released: N/A.

I love Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown on the fox television show “Star.” She’s so amazing.

Queen Latifah will always reign supreme for being one of the best to ever do it.

With a career spanning over three decades, Dana Owens shows no signs of slowing down. We love a talented legend! -MJ.

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