Order in the Court

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Order in the Court
Order In The Court album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 16, 1998
GenreHip hop, R&B
LabelFlavor Unit / Motown Records
ProducerMarcus "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
Order in the Court
She's a Queen: A Collection of Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link
Entertainment WeeklyA−[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars link

Order in the Court is the fourth studio album by American rapper, singer and actress 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, although it did not receive a Parental Advisory warning in Japan.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bananas (Who You Gonna Call?)" (featuring Apache) – 4:00
  2. "Court Is in Session" – 3:52
  3. "No/Yes" (skit) – 0:45
  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" (featuring Markita) – 4:52
  8. "Paper" – 4:00
  9. "What Ya Gonna Do" (featuring Inaya Jafan) – 4:33
  10. "It's Alright" (featuring Faith Evans, Lil' Mo) – 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
  • "Paper" interpolates "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
  • "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
  • "It's Alright" samples "I Want to Thank You" by Alicia Myers


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