Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack, Chuck D (Introduction)


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Queen Latifah may not have been the first female rapper, but she was the first to become a bona fide star. Growing up in the New Jersey projects, Queen Latifah, born Dana Owens, displayed a determination that helped he muscle her way to the top. Her resilience was tested with the painful divorce of her parents and the accidental death of her beloved brother. In 1993, her album Black Reign became the first rap record by a female artist to go gold. Soon, she expanded her considerable talents to acting, hosting a talk show, and serving as a spokesmodel for the classic American makeup brand CoverGirl.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791097304
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Series: Hip-Hop Stars Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Hip-Hop: A Brief History   Chuck D     61
Rock the House     11
Tough Girl     14
Bombshell     26
On Their Own     35
Princess of the Posse     44
The Queen     56
Losing Winki     65
Dividing Eggs     75
Discography     88
Chronology     92
Glossary     96
Bibliography     97
Further Reading     98
Index     100

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