Order in the Court

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Order in the Court
Studio album by Queen Latifah
Released June 16, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 55:17
Label Flavor Unit / Motown Records
Producer Marcus "DL" Siskind, Big Jaz, Clark Kent, Chad "Dr. Ceuss" Elliott, Kay Gee, Pras & Jerry Wonda, Queen Latifah, Divine Styler, Martin "Kendu" Issacs, Darryl "Big Baby" McClary & Mike "Suga" Allen, Diamond D
Queen Latifah chronology
Black Reign
(1993)
Order in the Court
(1998)
She's a Queen: A Collection of Hits
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly A−[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Order in the Court is the fourth studio album by American rapper Queen Latifah, released on June 16, 1998 in the United States on Motown Records. The album is in part dedicated to The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. This is Latifah's first album to have a Parental Advisory warning on it.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bananas (Who You Gonna Call?)" (featuring Apache) – 4:00
  2. "Court Is in Session" – 3:52
  3. "No/Yes (Skit)" – 0:44
  4. "No/Yes" – 4:50
  5. "Turn You On" – 4:21
  6. "Black on Black Love" (featuring Antonique Smith and Next) – 5:05
  7. "Parlay" – 4:52
  8. "Paper" – 4:00
  9. "What Ya Gonna Do" (featuring Inaya Jafan) – 4:33
  10. "It's Alright" – 3:45
  11. "Phone Call (Skit)" – 0:34
  12. "Brownsville" (featuring Le Fem Markita, Scarlet and Nikki D) – 4:40
  13. "I Don't Know" (featuring Sisqó) – 4:29
  14. "Life" – 5:42

European edition[edit]

  1. "Let Her Live" (featuring Next)

Japanese edition[edit]

  1. "Let Her Live" (featuring Next)
  2. "Keep Your Head to the Sky"

Album notes[edit]

  • Singer Inaya Day is featured on the album, credited as Inaya Jafan.
  • Latifah performed the track "Life" at the Lilith Fair in 1998. The live song also appears on the CD and cassette release Lilith Fair Volume 2.
  • "Turn You On" Samples and Interpolates "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" By Cherelle.
  • "Let Her Live" Samples and Interpolates "That Girl" by Stevie Wonder.
  • "Keep Your Head to the Sky" Samples and Interpolates "Saturday Love" By Cherrelle and Alexander O'Neal
  • "Life" Samples "You're Not the Man" by Sade
  • "Black on Black love" Samples "Make me say it again girl" by The Isley Brothers
  • "Court is in Session" Samples "What am I Missing" by Rufus & Chaka Khan
  • "Bananas (Who you gonna call)" samples vocals from "Fu-Gee-La" by The Fugees

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weingarten, Marc (June 19, 1998). Order in the Court Review. Entertainment Weekly. p. 74. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 3, 1998). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (Village Voice Media). Retrieved 2012-01-25.