Conversations with Queen

Conversations with Queen

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by Queen Pen
     
 

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With her pouty, glamourpuss posturing offset by her tough-as-nails rhyme style, Queen Pen is as ghetto fabulous as she is talented. We first heard the Teddy Riley protégée ripping a guest shot on Blackstreet's hit "No Diggity," and the Queen's been holding court ever since. The follow-up to her sassy 1998 debut,

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With her pouty, glamourpuss posturing offset by her tough-as-nails rhyme style, Queen Pen is as ghetto fabulous as she is talented. We first heard the Teddy Riley protégée ripping a guest shot on Blackstreet's hit "No Diggity," and the Queen's been holding court ever since. The follow-up to her sassy 1998 debut, My Melody, is Conversations with Queen, which offers party tracks for the clubbers and more laid-back, reflective tunes for the more cerebral hip-hop set. On the hypnotic, head-nodding first single, "I Got Cha," the vixen takes lyrical aim at her opponents with battle-ready verbiage such as: "While y'all role play/I'm always me/and before Soundscan/I ate by the streets." In contrast, the reggae-tinged ballad "Revolution" pairs Queen's socially conscious message with Stephen Marley's soulful crooning. Other choice tracks include the posse cut "I Reps," featuring blazin' guest appearances by Cam'Ron, DJ Clue, and Prodigy; the tamer but nonetheless catchy "True," featuring suave R&B singer Chico DeBarge, and the ladies' anthem "What Yall Wanna Hear," featuring Jay-Z disciple Amil. A diverse assortment of guests, neck-snappin' beats, and socially aware lyrics make Conversations an engaging dialogue. Abby Addis

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
Pen's second album is aggressive, tuneful, and fluid. Unfortunately, you have to sift through several tracks to get all this (not one song features all these estimable qualities). Teddy Riley jacks up the album's best cut, "I Got Cha," while the see-sawing "Baby Daddy" is more representative of Conversations' tone and style. A solid, if unremarkable, sophomore showing.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2001
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0044001378522
catalogNumber:
013785

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Conversations With Queen 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When people talk about the best female MC during this era they mention Eve, Foxy Brown, and Lil Kim. But they fail the mention Queen Pen. This album has bangin' beats and lyrics. The formula you need to have a hot CD. Queen Pen doesnt talk about sexual episodes like Kim, but she shows her strong lyrics on this album. This is a must buy! Teddy Riley makes it hot with beats he laced on this album.