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To the Women in Hiphop

All the Power, We Demand the Respect.. Part II

By HerBrownProductionsLLCPublished 6 months ago 3 min read
By Denesha McGee

The 1980s Continued...

The fourth studio album Order in the Court was released on June 16th, 1998.

Queen Latifah’s fourth album

In 2004 she released her first Soul/Jazz Album titled the Dana Owens Album. The Dana Owens Album is the fifth studio album released by Queen Latifah.

The sixth studio album Trav’lin Light was released on September 25th, 2007. The album actually was her second including jazz standards and spent 3 weeks at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart.

The final album by Queen Latifah was titled Persona. It was released on august 25th, 2009.

Latifah released a total of 7 albums.

She is also known for her incomparable acting career. She began her acting career by having supporting roles in the 1991 and 1992 films House Party 2 and Juice.

A huge favorite from her acting career is the series Living Single.

She currently stars in The Equalizer (the series) on CBS.

Latifah has been featured in around 40 movie roles and she has held roles in around 38 television shows and appearances.

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She landed her own talk show twice. Her first run was 1999-2001

and the second was 2013-2015.

She is a recipient of a Grammy Award from six nominations, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards from five nominations, two NAACP Image Awards from thirteen nominations, one Primetime Emmy Award from three nominations, and an Academy Award nomination. Queen Latifah became the first female hip-hop recording artist to get nominated for an Oscar. In 2021, she received the BET Lifetime Achievement Award and was the first rapper female or male to be awarded.

Monie Love

Monie Love was born Simone Gooden on July 2nd 1970 in Battersea, London, England. The Grammy nominated award artist began rapping in the late 1980s when she was signed and she was signed to a London based record label Chrysalis Records. She became respected in British hip-hop and crossed over to make an impact on American hip hop.

She collaborated with Queen Latifah early on for Ladies First. She also was a member of the hiphop collective Native Tongues. Two of her best singles were "Monie in the Middle" and a personal favorite "It's A Shame", that sampled The Spinners original “It's a Shame” written by Stevie Wonder.

Monie Love released two studio albums.

Monie is a Radio personality on Atlanta’s Kiss 104.1 FM.

She was a part of the 2021 cast of Marriage Bootcamp : Hip Hop Edition on We tv.

She most recently released a show on Rock The Bells TV on YouTube called affectionately titled, Monie in the Middle with her two daughters.

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JJ Fad

JJ Fad is a female hip hop group that formed in around 1985 in Rialto, California. The members are Juana Burns "MC J.B." , Dana Birks "Baby D", & Michelle Franklin "Sassy C". In 1987 the ladies were signed to the late Eazy E's Company Ruthless Records .

JJ FAD was the first act on Ruthless records to be certified GOLD. They were also the first female artists on the label.

Their debut album Supersonic was released on June 15, 1988.

It birthed one of the greatest hits of all time Supersonic. Which had huge success across many markets because of the electronic elements in its sound. "Supersonic" the track, went on to be RIAA certified Gold. It can also easily be considered one of the best hip hop songs of all time. The Single was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Another dope track as well as video (yes the supersonic video was a staple as well) from the album is Is it Love.

In 2006, Fergie used an interpolation of "Supersonic" in her song "Fergalicious". "Supersonic" also appeared in the music video game Dance Central 3 (2012). The group went on to release two studio albums and is still active in performances, interviews and on social media today.

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  • Alex H Mittelman 6 months ago

    You go, girls! Good for hip hop!

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