All Hail the Queen

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All Hail the Queen
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 28, 1989
GenreHip hop
LabelTommy Boy
ProducerDJ Mark the 45 King, Louis 'Louie Louie' Vega, KRS-One, Daddy-O, Prince Paul
Queen Latifah chronology
All Hail the Queen
Nature of a Sista
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[5]
Spin Alternative Record Guide8/10[6]
The Village VoiceA−[7]

All Hail the Queen is the debut studio album by hip-hop artist Queen Latifah. The album was released on November 28, 1989, through Tommy Boy Records. The feminist anthem, "Ladies First" featuring Monie Love remains one of Latifah's signature songs.

All Hail the Queen peaked at no. 6 and no. 124 on the Billboard Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums and Billboard 200 charts, respectively. "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. 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]

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
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


  • 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

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) 64 5 38
1990 "Come Into My House" 21 81 7 10
"Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children" 28

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "All Hail the Queen – Queen Latifah". AllMusic. Retrieved January 25, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Tanzilo, Robert (January 18, 1990). "Queen Latifah: All Hail the Queen (Tommy Boy)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 25, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  4. ^ Marlowe, Duff (January 28, 1990). "Queen Latifah 'All Hail the Queen' Tommy Boy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 25, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 21, 1989). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 25, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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