All Hail the Queen

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All Hail the Queen
Studio album by Queen Latifah
Released November 1, 1989
Recorded October 1988 – September 1989
Genre Golden age hip hop
Length 63:35
Label Tommy Boy Records
Producer DJ Mark the 45 King, Little Louie Vega, KRS-One, Daddy-O, Prince Paul
Queen Latifah chronology
All Hail the Queen
(1989)
Nature of a Sista
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (A–)[2]

All Hail the Queen is the debut album by hip hop artist Queen Latifah, released on November 1, 1989, on Tommy Boy Records. The album was unusually successful for a hip hop record at the time, buoyed by the single "Wrath of My Madness". 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 Billboard's (North America) Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums and the Billboard 200 charts, respectively. Mamma 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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dance for Me"   James/Owens/Stewart 3:41
2. "Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children" (with De La Soul) Owens 4:25
3. "Come into My House" (with Quasar) Owens 4:14
4. "Latifah's Law"   Owens/Vega 3:51
5. "Wrath of My Madness"   James/Owens 4:12
6. "The Pros" (with Daddy-O) Owens/Bolton 5:43
7. "Ladies First" (with Monie Love) Owens 3:45
8. "A King and Queen Creation" (with 45 King) Owens 3:34
9. "Queen of Royal Badness"   James/Welch 3:24
10. "Evil That Men Do" (with KRS-One) Owens/Parker 4:03
11. "Princess of the Posse"   James/Owens 3:51
12. "Inside Out"   James/Owens 4:11
13. "Dance for Me" (Ultimatum Remix) James/Owens 5:04
14. "Wrath of My Madness" (Soulshock Remix) James/Owens 5:30
15. "Princess of the Posse" (DJ Mark the 45 King Remix) James/Owens 4:07

Personnel[edit]

  • Daddy O - Producer, Performer, Mixing
  • De La Soul - Performer
  • Dr. Jam - Remixing
  • KRS-One - Producer, Mixing
  • Queen Latifah - Producer, Mixing
  • Monie Love - Performer
  • DJ Mark the 45 King - Producer, Performer, Mixing
  • Paul C. - Engineer, Mixing
  • Prince Paul - Producer, Mixing
  • Soulshock - Remixing
  • Dwayne Sumal - Engineer
  • Rob Sutton - Mixing
  • Mike Teelucksingh - Engineer
  • Little Louie Vega - Producer, Mixing
  • Dr. Shane Faber - Guitar (Bass), Engineer
  • Dan Miller - Engineer, Mixing
  • Bob Coulter - Engineer, Mixing
  • Al Watts - Engineer
  • Steven Miglio - Artwork, Design, Layout Design
  • Dante Ross - Production Coordination, Production Consultant
  • Ultimatum - Remixing
  • Dilly d'Mus - Assistant Engineer
  • Louis Vego - Producer, Mixing
  • Howard Zucker - Typography
  • Jane Wexler - Photography
  • Bart Everly - Photography
  • Christopher Shaw - Engineer
  • Dan Miller - Mixing
  • Gawthaman Gobinath - Make-up Artist

Charting singles[edit]

All Hail The Queen Charting Singles
Year Single U.S. Rap U.S. R&B U.S. Dance U.S Dance Maxi Singles
1989 Dance For Me 14
1990 Come Into My House 21 81 7 10
Ladies First 5 64 38 37
Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Hail the Queen at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 21, 1989). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 

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