Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah


About Queen Latifah

Dana "Queen Latifah" Owens came onto the Hiphop scene in 1989 dropping her debut album "All Hail The Queen". A pioneer on and off the mic, Queen Latifah made a point of showcasing female comradery in the game. This was made clear in her timeless classic "Lady's First" on which she collaborates with Monie Love and spits verses on afrocentric feminism. She also collaborates with other 80s female MCs the likes of MC Lyte, Yo-yo, and Salt-n-Pepa on her album.

Not satisfied with remaining strictly within the rap game, Queen Latifah has become arguably the most successful female rapper of all time through her extreme range of mediums of influence. She is an award winning actress, show hostess, Covergirl, model, mogul, as well as a television and record producer. 

Queen Latifah has also done what no male artist in the game has been able to do: she rose to the top of the game and is openly queer. Latifah and her girlfriend are frequently photographed out and about in New York and LA. 

Her work in music, film, and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination. Needless to say, Queen Latifah has earned a place among the greats.