Queen Latifah ‘All Hail the Queen’ 30th Anniversary

Release date: 28th November 1989

Label: Tommy Boy

Producers: DJ Mark the 45 King, Louis ‘Louie Louie’ Vega, KRS-One, Daddy-O, Prince Paul

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“All Hail the Queen is the debut album by hip hop artist Queen Latifah, released on November 28, 1989, under Tommy Boy Records. The album was unusually successful for a hip hop record at the time, buoyed by the single “Wrath of My Madness”, and was certified gold in July 1990. The feminist anthem “Ladies First” (with Monie Love) remains one of Latifah’s signature songs.

All Hail the Queen peaked at #6 and #124 on the Billboard Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums and Billboard 200 charts, respectively. “Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children” peaked at #14 in the UK. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. It was also featured in Robert Dimery’s 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

In 2008, the single “Ladies First” was ranked number 35 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs Of Hip Hop..”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #12 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1989.

- The single ‘Dance for Me’ comes in at #33 on Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1989.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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