Queen Latifah - All Hail The Queen
In today’s garbage-filled environment of male artists degrading women (hi Chris Brown), perhaps kids could use a prescient lesson from Queen Latifah on black-on-black crime, sexism, and “The Pros” of dancing to the music. With the honorable DJ Mark the 45 King handling production, Queen Latifah began her rap career on Tommy Boy Records after being signed by Dante Ross.
The album is packed with Latifah’s trademark positivity and upbeat attitude, although it doesn’t always find the Queen rhyming at her sharpest. A good amount of her Flavor Unit collective isn’t present on Spotify either, including The Almighty RSO, Chill Rob G, Lakim Shabazz, and Apache. All Hail The Queen was important not only for female MC’s, but for the development of the Native Tongues crew as well, which she joined along with Monie Love.