All Hail the Queen

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All Hail the Queen
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 7, 1989
Recorded1988
GenreHip hop
Length63:35
LabelTommy Boy
ProducerDJ Mark the 45 King, Louis 'Louie Louie' Vega, KRS-One, Daddy-O, Prince Paul
Queen Latifah chronology
All Hail the Queen
(1989)
Nature of a Sista
(1991)
Singles from All Hail the Queen
  1. "Wrath of My Madness"
    Released: 1988
  2. "Dance for Me"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Ladies First"
    Released: 1989
  4. "Come Into My House"
    Released: 1990
  5. "Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children"
    Released: 1990

All Hail the Queen is the debut album by hip-hop artist Queen Latifah. The album was released on November 7, 1989, through Tommy Boy Records. The feminist anthem,[1] "Ladies First" featuring Monie Love remains one of Latifah's signature songs.

All Hail the Queen peaked at no. 6 on the Billboard Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums chart and at no. 124 on the Billboard 200 chart. "Wrath of My Madness" was the first single from All Hail the Queen, and was later sampled in Yo-Yo's "You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo". "Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children" peaked at no. 14 in the UK.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
The Boston Phoenix[3]
Chicago Tribune[4]
Los Angeles Times[5]
NME7/10[6]
Record Mirror4/5[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[8]
Spin Alternative Record Guide8/10[9]
Tampa Bay Times[10]
The Village VoiceA−[11]

In 1998, All Hail the Queen was included in The Source's "100 Best Albums" list.[12] It was later featured in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[13]

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

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Dance for Me"James, Owens, Stewart3:41
2."Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children" (with De La Soul)Owens4:25
3."Come into My House" (with Quasar)Owens4:14
4."Latifah's Law"Owens, Vega3:51
5."Wrath of My Madness"James, Owens4:12
6."The Pros" (with Daddy-O)Owens, Bolton5:43
7."Ladies First" (with Monie Love)Owens3:45
8."A King and Queen Creation" (with 45 King)Owens3:34
9."Queen of Royal Badness"James, Welch3:24
10."Evil That Men Do" (with KRS-One)Owens, Parker4:03
11."Princess of the Posse"James, Owens3:51
12."Inside Out"James, Owens4:11
CD bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."Dance for Me" (Ultimatum Remix)James, Owens5:04
14."Wrath of My Madness" (Soulshock Remix)James, Owens5:30
15."Princess of the Posse" (DJ Mark the 45 King Remix)James, Owens4:07

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
  • Ted Jensen - Mastering
  • 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, Mixing
  • 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
  • Dana Mozie - DMV Regional Record Promoter

Charts[edit]

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
1989 "Ladies First" (12/5/1989) 5 64 38
1990 "Come Into My House" 21 81 7 10
"Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children" 28

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, Robin (Summer 1994). "'Ladies First': Queen Latifah's Afrocentric Feminist Music Video". African American Review (Black Women's Culture ed.). 28 (2): 245–257. doi:10.2307/3041997.
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. "All Hail the Queen – Queen Latifah". AllMusic. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ Charnas, Dan (January 5–11, 1990). "Queen Latifah, All Hail the Queen (Tommy Boy)". The Boston Phoenix. Vol. 19, no. 1. sec. 3, p. 34. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  4. ^ Tanzilo, Robert (January 18, 1990). "Queen Latifah: All Hail the Queen (Tommy Boy)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 25, 2012.
  5. ^ Marlowe, Duff (January 28, 1990). "Queen Latifah 'All Hail the Queen' Tommy Boy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 25, 2012.
  6. ^ Fadele, Dele (November 11, 1989). "Queen Latifah: All Hail the Queen". NME. p. 42.
  7. ^ Fitzgerald, Muff (November 4, 1989). "Queen Latifah: Hail the Queen". Record Mirror. p. 18.
  8. ^ Coleman, Mark; Matos, Michaelangelo (2004). "Queen Latifah". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 669. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  9. ^ McDonnell, Evelyn (1995). "Queen Latifah". In Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig (eds.). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. pp. 318–319. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.
  10. ^ Carey, Jean (February 23, 1990). "Women Give a New Dimension to Rap". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 21, 1989). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 25, 2012.
  12. ^ "100 Best Albums". The Source. No. 100. January 1998.
  13. ^ Harrington, Jim (2006). "Queen Latifah: All Hail the Queen". In Dimery, Robert (ed.). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Universe Publishing. p. 612. ISBN 978-0-7893-1371-3.
  14. ^ "Queen Latifah Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  15. ^ "Queen Latifah Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  16. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1990". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2021.

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