Paper (Queen Latifah song)
|Single by Queen Latifah|
|from the album Order in the Court|
|Released||May 5, 1998|
|Format||12" single, CD single|
|Writer(s)||Paco Michel, D. Owens, Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong|
|Producer(s)||Pras Michel, Jerry Duplessis|
|Queen Latifah singles chronology|
"Paper" is the second song of a double-A sided single from Queen Latifah's 1998 album Order in the Court. One of the first Queen Latifah songs that is all singing and no rap, it is essentially a cover of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" with significantly altered lyrics. The song was produced by Pras of The Fugees.
Queen Latifah's first single from Order In The Court is "Bananas (Who You Gonna Call?)". A video was made for that. In one edition of the video, It's a double video which also features "Paper".
In one version, The whole song for "Bananas (Who You Gonna Call?)" is in the video. Latifah and a male friend are playing a video game called "Bananas". Latifah loses the game. This edition has officially been posted on YouTube by Universal Music Group. Various clips from the second edition were used where Latifah was not filmed lip syncing. In the other version, only part of the song is in the video. After part of verse one, Latifah is shown losing and she tells her male friend that she will get him in "Paper". The song "Paper" finishes the video. Latifah wins in "Paper". This version is the one that usually airs on Television.
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