Tuesday, November 4, 2014

PHN FemCee-Vember Edition | Queen Latifah- 'U.N.I.T.Y. & 'Ladies First' [VIDEOS]


Queen Latifah

Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970),[2] better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer,record producer, comedienne, and talk show host. She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists.[3] Her work in music, film, and television has earned her aGolden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and anAcademy Award nomination. She currently hosts her own talk show, The Queen Latifah Show.

She started beat boxing for the hip-hop group Ladies Fresh and was one of the members of the original version of the Flavor Unit, which, at that time, was a crew of MCs grouped around producer DJ King Gemini, who made a demo recording of Queen Latifah's rap Princess of the Posse. He gave the recording to Fab 5 Freddy, the host of Yo! MTV Raps. The song got the attention of Tommy Boy Music employee Dante Ross, who signed Latifah and in 1988 issued her first single, "Wrath of My Madness".

Latifah made her mark in hip-hop by rapping about issues of black women. Her songs covered topics including domestic violence, harassment on the streets, and relationship problems.[14] Freddy helped Latifah sign with Tommy Boy Records, which released Latifah's first album All Hail the Queen in 1989, when she was nineteen.[7] That year, she appeared as Referee on the UK label Music of Life album 1989—The Hustlers Convention (live). In 1998, co-produced by Ro Smith, now CEO of Def Ro Inc., she released her fourth hip-hop album Order in the Court, which was released by Motown Records. Latifah was also a member of the hip-hop collectiveNative Tongues.









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