She's a Queen: A Collection of Hits
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||CleanLadies First (feat. Monie Love) [Greatest Hits Version]||Queen Latifah||3:54||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||CleanShe's a Queen||Queen Latifah||4:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Winki's Theme||Queen Latifah||5:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatifah's Had It Up 2 Here (Single Version)||Queen Latifah||4:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.N.I.T.Y.||Queen Latifah||4:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Black Hand Side||Queen Latifah||3:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanGo Head||Queen Latifah||4:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanJust Another Day...||Queen Latifah||4:28||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||CleanSet It Off (Greatest Hits Version)||Queen Latifah||5:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaper||Queen Latifah||4:03||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||It's Alright||Queen Latifah||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanCome Into My House (Greatest Hits Version)||Queen Latifah||4:13||Album Only||View in iTunes|
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.
Not for me
This greatest hit album by Queen Latifah is not a greatest hits album. Whether cd or I tunes, It is edited. I hate that. Censoring "U.N.I.T.Y." defeats the whole meaning of the song.
She's a Queen indeed...
"She's a Queen" is by far the best Queen Latifah joint to ever not get in any air-play. If your a true fan of the Queen, the this CD is a must have.
Born: March 18, 1970 in Newark, NJ
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s