Black Reign (Queen Latifah album)

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Black Reign
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Studio album by Queen Latifah
ReleasedNovember 16, 1993
RecordedNovember 1992-September 1993
StudioSkyline Studio, Giant Studio, & Unique Studio, New York City
GenreHip hop, vocal jazz
Length55:44
LabelMotown
ProducerSidney "S.I.D." Reynolds, Tony Dofat, Kay Gee, Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah chronology
Nature of a Sista
(1991)
Black Reign
(1993)
Order in the Court
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)[1]
Singles from Black Reign
  1. "U.N.I.T.Y."
    Released: November 9, 1993
  2. "Just Another Day..."
    Released: 1994
  3. "Black Hand Side/Weekend Love"
    Released: 1994
  4. "Rough.../I Can't Understand"
    Released: September 27, 1994

Black Reign is the third studio album by American rapper Queen Latifah, released on November 16, 1993 in the United States. Black Reign was her most successful album up to this point, peaking at number 60 on the Billboard 200 and declared gold by the RIAA. The album also peaked at number fifteen on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Legacy[edit]

The album was a major influence for young adult novelist Jason Reynolds,[2] who was inspired to start writing poetry when he discovered her album at nine years old.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Black Hand Side" – 3:22
  2. "Listen 2 Me" – 4:43
  3. "I Can't Understand" – 3:50
  4. "Rough..." (featuring Treach, Heavy D & the Boyz and KRS-One) – 5:04
  5. "4 The D.J.'s" – 1:38
  6. "Bring tha Flava" – 3:25
  7. "Coochie Bang..." (featuring Treach) – 3:46
  8. "Superstar" – 3:56
  9. "No Work" – 2:51
  10. "Just a Flow (Interlude)" – 1:30
  11. "Just Another Day..." – 4:29
  12. "U.N.I.T.Y." – 4:11
  13. "Weekend Love" (featuring Tony Rebel) – 4:09
  14. "Mood Is Right" – 3:30
  15. "Winki's Theme" – 5:29

Music videos[edit]

  • "U.N.I.T.Y."
  • "Just Another Day"
  • "Black Hand Side"
  • "I Can't Understand"
  • "Weekend Love"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 1994). "Consumer Guide Album". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2012-01-25.
  2. ^ Brown, Lesley-Ann (August 22, 2015). "The Graceful Power of Novelist Jason Reynolds". NBC News. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  3. ^ Foster, Jordan (April 17, 2017). "Jason Reynolds: From Kid Poet to Award-Winning Author". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 31 March 2018.