She's a Queen: A Collection of Greatest Hits

She's a Queen: A Collection of Greatest Hits

by Queen Latifah
     
 

Even though she'd been a household name in the music and film world for nearly 15 years, by 2002 Queen Latifah still didn't have a compilation of her own. Then again, since she'd spent so much time in the world of television and film, Latifah had only released one album since 1993's Black Reign. Finally Motown gave her the careerSee more details below

Overview

Even though she'd been a household name in the music and film world for nearly 15 years, by 2002 Queen Latifah still didn't have a compilation of her own. Then again, since she'd spent so much time in the world of television and film, Latifah had only released one album since 1993's Black Reign. Finally Motown gave her the career treatment with She's a Queen: A Collection of Hits, a brief collection that has most of her best performances but can't escape its perfunctory air -- there are no liner notes, only one fuzzy picture, and an overall lack of design quality. Motown did make a small gesture, though, by licensing three tracks from her first two albums (originally on Tommy Boy), including two of her most powerful performances: "Ladies First" and "Latifah's Had It up 2 Here." The compilation skips over the delightful De la Soul feature "Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children," but does provide the best of her strong material from the early '90s like "U.N.I.T.Y." and "Just Another Day...," plus "Paper," her intriguing 1998 redo of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," produced by Pras. The new tracks, however, won't join the Queen Latifah pantheon like the rest already have; "Go Head" finds her aping Missy Elliott in both sound and delivery, and there isn't much to recommend the others, either. With just a little more effort, Motown could've made this Queen Latifah collection a brilliant summation of her career; just as it had for almost 40 years, the label seemed more interested in reaching the charts than giving proper due to the artists who've already had success.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/10/2002
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0044006441528
catalogNumber:
064415

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Queen Latifah   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Gordon Chambers   Piano
Kim Clark   Bass
Kendu Dickens   Drums
Clark Gayton   Trombone
Andrea Martin   Vocals
Ken Lewis   Guitar
Ivan Matias   Vocals
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Bass,Drums
Pras   Drums,Keyboards
Lil' Mo   Background Vocals
Jaz-A-Belle   Background Vocals
Tha Rayne   Background Vocals
Big Tank   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Joe Sample   Composer
Kenny Whitehead   Composer
Paco Michel   Composer
Louis Alfred   Engineer
Kevin Batchelor   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Gordon Chambers   Arranger
Kim Clark   Arranger
Keith Cohen   Engineer
Anthony Criss   Composer
Patrick Dillett   Engineer
Clark Gayton   Horn Arrangements
Kay Gee   Composer
Clifford Jordan   Composer
Queen Latifah   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Andrea Martin   Composer
Michael Maserati   Producer
Tony Maserati   Engineer
Kevin McCord   Composer
Organized Noize   Composer,Programming,Producer,drum programming
D. Owens   Composer
Kevin Parker   Engineer
Angela Piva   Engineer
S.I.D. Reynolds   Composer
Warren Riker   Engineer
Sid   Producer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Faith Evans   Composer
Ken Lewis   Engineer
B. Strong   Composer
Ivan Matias   Composer
Sandy Brummels   Art Direction
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Producer
Darryl McClary   Composer,Producer
Pras   Producer
Dana Owens   Composer
Vincent Brown   Composer
Mike "Suga" Allen   Producer
Chris Kornmann   Art Direction
M. Allen   Composer
Kenny Flav   Producer,Instrumentation
Lenio Purry   Instrumentation
Big Tank   Producer
Keir Gist   Composer
Shakim Compere   Executive Producer
Tommy   Engineer
Anthony Peaks   Composer
Mark Howard James   Composer
Shane Harbin Farber   Composer
Simone Antoinette Johnson   Composer
Sidney F. Reynolds   Composer

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