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Happy 54th Birthday To Hip Hop Matriarch Queen Latifah!

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On this date 54 years ago, Hip-Hop’s first matriarch was born in Newark, New Jersey.

Born Dana Owens, Queen Latifah grew from an affluent and promising basketball player from Irvington, New Jersey into one of the most iconic figures in the world’s most transformative sub-culture known as Hip Hop. Whether it’s hitting the booth over the past three decades, delivering solid albums for her fans or wowing viewers on the silver screen in some of her legendary roles like “Cleo” in Set It Off or “Mama” in her award-winning role in Chicago, the Queen of the legendary Flavor Unit is undoubtedly one of the most prolific figures and illustrious personalities not only in Hip-Hop but global pop culture in general.

Peace to Latifah on her born day but it wouldn’t be right unless we took it back to where it all started.

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Today In Hip Hop History: Paramount Pictures Released ‘Juice’ In Theaters 32 Years Ago

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On this date in 1992, Paramount Pictures presented the highly anticipated hood flick Juice, which stars a still rising rap star by the name of Tupac Shakur, who plays a crooked crimie from Uptown by the name of “Bishop”.

His co-star, Omar Epps(Higher Learning, In Too Deep), plays a local DJ with industry potential named “GQ”, alongside Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins(Lean On Me) and Khalil Kain, who all form a loosely knit crew of truants who are headed in the wrong direction.

This movie was very instrumental in bringing Hip Hop artists onto the silver screen, with cameo appearances from Treach of Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, EPMD’s DJ Scratch and Special Ed. Juice also helped to introduce the soundtrack as a way to market movies for larger budgets.

For those who never took notice, it wasn’t until after ‘Pac made everyone love to hate his character Bishop that Shakur’s run-ins with the law became more frequent and his “Thug Life” persona became more noticeable and for its own intent, purposeful. Many will say that it was life imitating art. Some will say that this was the real Tupac; he was just being filmed.

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Today In Hip Hop History: Paramount Pictures Released ‘Juice’ In Theaters 32 Years Ago

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On this date in 1992, Paramount Pictures presented the highly anticipated hood flick Juice, which stars a still rising rap star by the name of Tupac Shakur, who plays a crooked crimie from Uptown by the name of “Bishop”.

His co-star, Omar Epps(Higher Learning, In Too Deep), plays a local DJ with industry potential named “GQ”, alongside Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins(Lean On Me) and Khalil Kain, who all form a loosely knit crew of truants who are headed in the wrong direction.

This movie was very instrumental in bringing Hip Hop artists onto the silver screen, with cameo appearances from Treach of Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, EPMD’s DJ Scratch and Special Ed. Juice also helped to introduce the soundtrack as a way to market movies for larger budgets.

For those who never took notice, it wasn’t until after ‘Pac made everyone love to hate his character Bishop that Shakur’s run-ins with the law became more frequent and his “Thug Life” persona became more noticeable and for its own intent, purposeful. Many will say that it was life imitating art. Some will say that this was the real Tupac; he was just being filmed.

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Queen Latifah Dropped Her Debut Album ‘All Hail The Queen’ 31 Years Ago

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On this date in 1989, Dana Owens aka Queen Latifah dropped her first full-length studio album All Hail The Queen on the now-defunct Tommy Boy Records.

As the first artist on N.J. based Flavor Unit collective, Latifah filled a void for female emcees with her regal appearance and her commanding rhyme style, which at that time, was only rivaled by the males. Social consciousness, African awareness, and civilization were at the forefront of Latifah’s image and music, thus, the album’s title, All Hail The Queen.

The songs that led and propelled the album’s momentum include the lead single, “Wrath Of My Madness,” which was actually released the year before the album dropped and “Ladies First,” an anthem celebrating femininity within Hip Hop culture, while introducing a British accented Monie Love spitting a verse alongside Latifah.

Salute to Queen Latifah, Shakim, Mark The 45 King(RIP) and the rest of the Flavor Unit for this timeless piece of Hip Hop history!

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Queen Latifah Calls Out DJ Akademiks’ Attack On Black Women

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This week podcaster DJ Akademiks got dragged online by openly gay rapper Saucy Santana as he defended his close friend City Girls rapper Yung Miami. The rapper also noted that the podcaster spends time degrading and black women but doesn’t treat men the same way. Santana even defended Glorilla who DJ Academics welcomed to a fight.

In defense of black women once again the legendary Queen Latifah calls out Akademiks for his double standard.

“IT’S CRAZY TO ME HOW DJ AKADEMIKS IS CRYING SCARED TO SAY ANYTHING TO SAUCY SANTANA BECAUSE HE’S A GAY MAN AND HE’S SCARED OF
GETTING “CANCELLED”
BUT HAS SAID SOME OF THE MOST OUTLANDISH, VILE, DISRESPECTFUL AND DEMEANING THINGS TO BLACK WOMEN WITH ABSOLUTELY NO FEAR WHATSOEVER..
Pri. BRINGS ME BACK TO MALCOLM X’S QUOTE.. THE MOST DISRESPECTED, UNPROTECTED AND NEGLECTED PERSON IS AMERICA IS THE BLACK WOMAN!”

See her post below:

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Netflix Hip-Hop Series ‘Ladies First’ Will Feature MC Lyte, Queen Latifah & Rah Digga, But No Nicki Minaj

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Netflix is gearing up to drop an exciting limited documentary series, Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop, and fans are already buzzing with anticipation. However, some are not happy to learn that the Queen of Rap Nicki Minaj has been glaringly omitted from the series. “Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop” […]

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Queen Latifah, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, and Jermaine Dupri Named Honorees by Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame

The Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame has announced its 2023 class of inductees, which includes Queen Latifah, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, and Jermaine Dupri. These influential hip-hop figures in the music industry will be honored with Crown Jewel of Excellence emblems on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in front of the Mercedes Benz […]

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KRS-One Set To Share Hip-Hop Knowledge To Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary

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KRS-One will share his knowledge on hip-hop in a series of new classes for hip-hop’s 50th anniversary in the Bronx, N.Y. The “I’m Still #1” artist is now another rapper who will play a part in honoring the genre’s 50th birthday. Rap legend KRS-One is one of the latest rappers that will celebrate the 50th anniversary […]

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Nicki Crowns “Princess Diana,” SZA’S SOS Tour Second Leg, Shenseea’s “Curious,” Dej Loaf Returns & More

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Nicki Minaj crowns Ice Spice as the princess of rap as she ventures into the world of animation, boasting some of the industry’s most creative minds. Dej Loaf returns with new music, SZA’s SOS Tour is back for a second leg, Shenseea’s latest single, “Curious,” is already buzzing on the charts, and more! Nicki Minaj […]

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Queen Latifah Is The First Female Rapper Inducted into National Recording Registry

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Queen Latifah, the trailblazing rapper, and actress have achieved a significant milestone in her career. The 2023 National Recording Registry will include Latifah’s debut album All Hail the Queen, making her the first female rapper to earn a spot in this prestigious depository. On April 12th, 2023, the Library of Congress announced the addition of […]

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