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Queen Latifah and the Original Flavor Unit

posted on Sep 19, 2005
Queen Latifah and the Original Flavor Unit

Queen Latifah and the Original Flavor Unit
S/T
Tuff City, 1990

Don’t let the title and the packaging fool you: although Queen Latifah is featured on two tracks and appears to be the intended selling point of the record, this is DJ Mark the 45 King’s show. His signature hard-bop, arguably New Jeruz’s greatest contribution to hip-hop, seeps into every second of this compilation, including the two songs that are not officially credited to him. Knowing what we now know about his uncredited work on records such as Eric. B. and Rakim’s Follow the Leader, we can safely assume that the 45 King had the final say on every bar rapped, every mixdown completed, and every ad-lib barked into the popper-stopper during the sessions for his Flavor Unit’s album. We might hear Lakim Shabazz’s unwavering baritone find a home over Maceo Parker’s (yes, the Maceo Parker) live horny horns but deep down we know that our generation typically encountered the funk-soul sensations of yore through the modernizing, clarifying filters of basement chemists like Marley Marl, DJ Premier, and of course 45 King.

Mr. Parker’s cameo, every bit a “loop” as any four-bar beatjack, functions not as a tribute to an aging pioneer or even a call for the revival of an older artistic vision, but a future-minded affirmation of the generative, cyclical, necessary quest for that ol’ next shit. Just as Lakim’s 5%er hymns chart the refinement of a mind that goes from “contaminated” to “animated,” Mark demonstrates how to put neglected and overlooked vinyl treats to good work. Blessed by emcees who take their rapping as seriously as they do their 120 Lessons, tracks like Lakim Shabazz’s “Pure Righteousness” and Lord Alibaski’s “Top Gun” comprise an exercise in stonefaced yet danceable hip hop.

The songs on this record are as jubilant as they are hard, constructed as they are by a man with the vision to mold several seconds of Marva Whitney’s “Unwind Yourself” into “900 Number,” East Coast rap’s most infectious party tune, and then proceed to record a version topped with Lakim’s righteous vocals for the heads to analyze. With ferociously resonant, science referencing, internal rhyme addicted, sometimes indistinguishable emcees on the mic, the Flavor Unit party joints can seem like the soundtrack to a Five Percenter Parliament. The emcees are not entirely indistinct or overly stern—Lakim often switches inflection and tempo during the course of his vocabulary spills, Alibaski talks a great tough game, and Apache is something of a punchline-happy wiseguy—but they often sound remarkably, militaristically alike.

This melding of proximate tones and cadences parallels Mark’s alchemical transformation of beautifully understated snares and kinetic bass-lines into gargantuan, noisy beats. This in turn mirrors the Flavor Unit’s implicit attempt to gradually funk up the seminar until it’s practically a park jam. The integrity of the mission is perhaps most validated by the reality that the spectacular posse cut “Flavor Unit Assassination Squad” never achieved the dancefloor notoriety of unsubtle knowledge drops like “ “My Melody.” Instead, it perseveres as a slept-on classic that outlives many of its lesser derivations, while this nearly flawless album patiently waits for a new generation to get wise.

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Comments for "Queen Latifah and the Original Flavor Unit"

  1. Hello Latifah,

    My name is Linda and I am writing to share my story with you. I am almost finish writing my life story. I would love for it to go into film afterwards. I have followed and loved the things you have done. Although I know my life story will be a very challenging story for any producer to bring to life, I also know that once told will be a great one. I feel that you can do this story. I would love to talk to you about my story and if you are interested in it, would love foryou to do it. Thank you Linda
    Linda Greenwood    Jan 12, 02:27 PM   
  2. i dont think latifah will read this,or portray your likeness in film.


    Alex    Jul 23, 12:36 PM   
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    my right eye, and I am in a wheelchair and can’t walk. They literally had to save my life,
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    very good and deserve a deal. I would have gotten them a deal, if I had been up and around,
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    calvin_schexnayder2000@yahoo.com
    Thank you
    Calvin Schexnayder
    OVERDOSE MUZIK INC


    calvin    Aug 2, 12:57 PM   
  4. hi My Queen, iam a producer of hip hop music and i would like to send you a copy my artis demo, i live in new jersey in new burnswick,it is clean and i would like to see if you can sign us to you lable we are very intrested in your company thany you my e-mail address is ( williamgupton@hotmail.com )


    william m gupton    Aug 23, 01:30 AM   
  5. “i live in new jersey in new burnswick,it is clean”

    LIES!


    agent b    Aug 23, 01:40 AM   
  6. ^LMAO


    R.H.S.    Aug 23, 02:40 PM   
  7. Hi Queen, I wanted you to know that I think you are beautiful. You look just like your Auntie Lida. /we grew up with your father Lance Owens and your Auntie Lida on Broad Street. North Newark and we all went to the same schools. Summer Ave. Broadway Junior High and Lance went to Central I believe along with Pancheta. God bless you and I am so glad to see that you have made it. Tell your father we said hello!


    Pamela &Pancheta Grooms    Oct 5, 01:53 PM   
  8. something went horribly wrong here…i feel like i stumbled into one of those scary public restrooms with scrawl that reads:

    “Here I sit broken-hearted, wanted to shit, but only farted.”


    *midnightheory*    Oct 5, 02:09 PM   
  9. What is the current contact information for Flavor Unit Records & Management?


    LB    Dec 9, 12:26 AM   
  10. Hello, I want to know how can I get information on what talent agency or agent your company works out of and if you use any one in the Atlant Georgia area.For the 2007 I will make.


    Andrew Underwood    Dec 21, 10:35 AM   
  11. Dear Queen latifah i love you so much do you want me i want you in my heart and in my life i always care about you all day long i mean it you are so beautiful and wonderful women you are in my heart you mean alot to me i need you and i want you meke love to me and touch me i want you to please i need you real bad with all in my heart belongs to you my love for you is real come on i always there for you always and forever you always be the one i want i want your body you are not alone i am with you all day long and all night if i have to your the reason i wanted to be with you and i want my life to be with you always i need you the most important in my life that is you i trust you and i believe in you always god i love you so much i want my life to be with you i want to hold you in my arms and never let you go i cant live with out you i want you to take me out of here please i got to have you in my heart i always wanted you ever since i layed my eyes on you and i have greatest biggest crush on you all day long and i have strange feelings about you i do not know why i have these wet dreams about you and i making love together i do not know why and the movie you been acting in set it off i had that dream about you and i Robbering the bank and do bad things then you kissed me i have these strange feelings and werid dream about you i always wanted you all day long you are not alone i am on your side and i support you if you tell me whats is going on with you if you tell where are you maybe i can get you out of jail and prison Escaped or center just tell me where are you so i can give you help i believe you are innocent i know and give me a information about you so i will help you out i know you that well gave me a chance i can do it i know i can i need you in my life and in my heart always my love.


    Robin Morgan    Feb 5, 05:40 PM   
  12. haha queen latifa probably farted and you love her


    lil guy fighting some bugs!    Feb 7, 12:56 PM   
  13. thread continues to deliver.


    Rafi    Feb 7, 06:35 PM   
  14. HELLO!!!!THIS IS THA GAME’S SISTER….TRYNA DO THE INDEPENT THING ON MY OWN…IM VERY TALENTED WITH MY LYRICS, ORIGINAL, AND I HAVE MY OWN STYLE….CHECK OUT MY MUSIC…ITS GOT FLAVOR


    BFLY, THAT BITCH    Feb 22, 04:36 AM   
  15. Queen I have a project I have been working on for years. email me or send me address I can send my samples. thanks


    tondra    Jun 25, 10:31 PM   
  16. A Change Is Gonna Come -A Play about Domestic Violence In the Church

    Dear Brothers and Sisters:

    My name is Vickie L. Evans, the President of Soaring High Productions. Most of you I conversed with this past Saturday along with Sister Jackie Anderson. I want to share my testimony with you on how God gave me the mandate to write a powerful play on domestic violence in the church.

    About a year ago (March 26, 2006), while sitting idly in my bedroom, God gave me the mandate to write a play entitled, A Change Is Gonna Come, dealing with domestic violence amongst religious leaders. I admittedly did not have first-hand knowledge of this situation nor did I know anyone who was involved in such activity. However, once again, He clearly gave me the mandate and insisted that I did not procrastinate – as I sometimes did.

    I was obedient and began writing this play. Surprisedly, the words began to flow easily from my mind (Divinely Inspired) to my pen and paper. Two weeks later, I turned on the television to hear a news report that stated “Christian Wife Murders Her Minister Husband in Tennessee”. To my amazement, the mandate that God gave me had already began to unfold.

    By faith, I began laying the bricks for this production. A few months later, God lead me to a venue that I had passed by on numerous occasion but had never entered, The George Washington Memorial Masonic Temple. The temple in centered in the heart of Alexandria, VA about 10 to 15 miles south of Washington, DC. I thought to myself, what an odd venue to host a play however, who was I to question God, He had certainly proven Himself to be right on more situations than I can count in my lifetime. Little did I know that inside of this unknown venue there was a very intimate theater that was perfect for the mandate that the Lord had given me (www.gwmemorial.org). He had also instructed me to advertise it as a dinner theater. Inside of this wonderful edifice were two dining facilities and a wonderful assembly hall. Not to mention, I found favor with the staff there and anything that I requested, was granted.

    I want to mention that I was divorced in 2005 (read my book, “The Art of Forgiving”) and I was in the rebuilding stage of my life. Therefore, my finances were very limited to say the least. However, I must testify that by faith, God ensured that EVERY need associated with this production was met and if not financially, He granted me the favor to obtain blessings in other ways. Normally, to obtain the Masonic Temple, you have to sign a contract and render a 50% deposit to hold this facility, with the remainder being due prior to the production. I did not pay a dime until 2 weeks AFTER the production.

    Auditions were held on January 12, 2007. Over 60 people showed up for the auditions and 19 of the 20 roles were filled that night. The role of Pastor Sills was hand-selected by God the Father at His appointed time. On June 9th, 2007, the mandate that God gave me became a reality and we opened to a sold-out crowd. The blessings and favor of God was truly upon us that night and it was absolutely spectacular.

    Brothers and Sisters, that was just the beginning of the journey. Last November, while attending the Women On The Frontline conference in Orlando, Florida, a prophetess spoke to me and said that the plays that I wrote and will write are ordained to go to the nations. That people who have never set foot in a church will be set free and delivered through the plays. It is time to take this to the nations.

    As I was advertising the play, I was met with opposition from some religious leaders and saints alike. I made a statement during that time that said “If we don’t deal with this subject matter, it will become a public powder keg, that we will not be able to ignore.” The events of the last past week gives validity to that statement. I know many of you have heard about the disparing news about the domestic violence between Bishop Thomas Weeks and Prophetess Juanita Bynum. I do not bring up this subject matter to embarrass or spread rumors about this situation. Instead, I bring it up as a cry for help so that the body of Christ can be healed, delivered, and restored. When one of our brothers and/or sisters take a hits; we all in the body of Christ feel the pain because we are one body. Therefore, I am contacting you on behalf of all my brothers and sisters who are suffering from this tragic experience of domestic violence. I NEED your assistance to take this powerful play to the nation.

    What are my needs? Well, I will tell you: 1) I need Spirit-Filled cast members who are willing to make sacrifices to further the message and mission of this production. People who have a heart for God and are Kingdom-minded and not religious. I need the riches of God to be poured out from the heavenlies and unleashed in the earth realm to line up with our destiny (the wealth of the wicked is enstore for the righteous). I need gifted and talented workers who will offer their services as gifts-in-kind to assist with the technical equipment, props, stage management, production (technical, lighting, and casting directors, set designers, videographers, photographers, makeup, wardrobe, seamstress to make costumes, spirit-filled lawyers, etc.); 2) I need intercessors who will pray and intercede for the success of this production. I need intercessors who will pray that only the right people (Spirit-filled, born-again people will form Divine connection with this play). God has blessed me to connect with Sister Jackie Anderson to assist me in marketing and promoting this production. She has already been a blessing in more ways that I can count and we have only just begun. I need intercessors who will pull down strongholds to ward off the attack of the enemy (because he is coming – but no weapons formed against us shall prosper). Intercessors who will cover the cast and production staff of this production; 3) I need investors and sponsors who will pool their resources together to help with the cost of a production of this magnitutude; 4) I need a venue in every city nationally and internationally to host this production. I need a network of people who will get the word out my mouth, e-mail distributors, and any form of advertising that will be beneficial to this production.

    Can I count on you for support? If this mandate has touch your heart in any way, please feel free to respond via e-mail or contact me at (703) 586-7523. I also have a website – www.forgiven2.com. If you don’t think you can help but you know of someone who can, feel free to forward this e-mail to them. You can contact Sister Jackie Anderson at jcdarius@aol.com or myself. God bless you and I thank God for “Divine Connection with Kingdom-minded people”!

    Elder Vickie Evans
    President, Soaring High Productions

    If you feel that you have received this email in error or desire not to receive any Resource Information/Ministry Information, please notify me!
    Jacqueline Anderson    Sep 12, 12:03 AM   
  17. I have some copyright mistake information that I would like to share with whomever oversees Queen Latifah’s copyright work. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.

    Dara Owens


    Dara Owens    Sep 14, 03:30 PM   
  18. LOL! Flavor Unit thread!


    rafi    Sep 14, 03:37 PM   
  19. Please take a moment to look at the website, I would love to work with you. May God Bless wherever you set your hands. www.chadesigns.org


    Char    Sep 20, 11:05 PM   
  20. I have admired Queen Latifah for years! I am a 43 y.o. white female and find the Queen to be such a positive, confident role modle for all! She is refreshing in the respect she is a natural bueaty and has not compromised her beliefs and morals to the celebrity crowd. May she continue to have much success and to be such an inspiration to all who watch or listen to her.
    Best wishes Queen.
    A


    Angelica    Sep 23, 10:10 AM   
  21. shit is tight


    Math    Sep 23, 11:53 PM   
  22. Hey Dana, been looking for you, that military had me moving around alot, if you see this or any of her people hit me at jacadams365@netscape.net


    — Ace Adams    Oct 19, 03:37 AM   
  23. i can get it by the kiss right on the lips i love you so much Queen latifah you are mine always i need you and i want you here is my kiss for you right on the smack on the lips.

    Robin Morgan


    Queen Latifah    Oct 22, 06:23 PM   
  24. Yo Queen Latifah if you really are a Queen would you rule over Canada in the event Queen Elizabeth can’t anymore?
    j/j I loved the article and the fan feed. I wouldn’ t have peeped those steez if it wasn’t for the exacting description. dapz


    b-illa    Oct 23, 01:39 PM   
  25. hey whats up . need to grt in touch wit mark .. dam been along time , but he knows me very well ex girl of his brother mike.. call me mark gotta talk about some business 919-940-0598


    peaches    Nov 13, 11:26 PM   
  26. oh and by thw way whats up latifha last time i saw u we hung out in times square new years eve , and you was driving that grey jetta, well now i need u guys ,my son is trying to come up . the group is call NO MERCEY holla @ me 919-940-0598, oh hi latee, and apachee, i love u guys 4 real we had some good times …........4 sure holla


    peaches    Nov 13, 11:32 PM   
  27. Dana, I’ve been trying to contact you for several years. I even tried to reach you by way of your mother before she left the school district. That’s how long I’ve tried. Can you please contact me at the above e-mail address? I have a project that has your Academy Award all over it. This is not an approach to get you to do anything except allow me to tell you about the project. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s perfect for you. The story is written by a well known artist and your the only artist who could pull it off successfully. Hope to hear from you soon.


    deborah    Nov 19, 07:02 AM   
  28. Dana, I’ve been trying to contact you for several years. I even tried to reach you by way of your mother before she left the school district. That’s how long I’ve tried. Please contact me drburke5@msn.com, I have a project that has your Academy Award all over it. This is not an approach to get you to do anything for me. Should you allow me to tell you about the project, and the character involved, I’m sure you’ll agree it’s perfect for you. The story is written by a well known author and your the only artist who could pull it off successfully. You may contact me at 609-393-2843. Hope to hear from you soon.


    deborah    Nov 19, 07:10 AM   
  29. Which casting agencies does flavor unit out of? I’m in the Atlanta area, but can travel to New Jersey. Thanks for your time.


    Kathy    Jan 14, 03:23 PM   
  30. renfrew ontario

    hello my name is kirsten i am 11 years old and i am doing a biography on you i look on the web and i couldn’t find much stuff like did you like ur child hood what was your favourite sport stuff like that and your favourite memory and that worst memory. because i now everyone has one like mine is at my 6 birthday part i got pushed in to my cake and there was guy i relly like there to i cryed for days anyway i hope you help me on this so i don’t get an f or a low grade and i don’t want to make it seem it your boring or somthing so if you can e-mail me at B_KFEX@hotmail.com thanks sinscerly your friend
    kirsten


    kirsten    Jan 14, 08:25 PM   
  31. hay dana i am lana i live out mid west in northern ohio near cleveland i am a nurse of 15 yrs and a full time mom first off id like to congragulate you on your new relationship i am for anything you do i respect and rep you well i have been flowing eva since you and salt n pepa days then i was about9 or so since then i have perfected my strategy and ways i come about hip hop i think you really needed a couple of chic.s to the unit but they were hot indeed extreamly as i am very versitile i have a unique thrifty shifty lil voice dat start off sexy and gets stronger more buck n firery hot all my kids friends at school tell my kids age 14 15 16 17 that yaw.ll mama be rappen right yea we was at da studio droppin a demo and her excuse my french was flowen her ass off we thought she was our age jus a lil older but u can tell im in desparation to be heard but honestly i dont feel that my ad will get any hello as i do have faith but i read sum peoples ad and i must admit they sound very interesting and well my story in 1992 i was shot wit a 357mag and a long nose44 both to my left leg as i have a dance hip hop theme to my performance but at that happen at 17 yrs of age and today praise god i can tear up that slider boy like whoa i am a cover girl queen ill have ta get you a pic i wish we could do a shoot together people say i look like you lil sister i think i do well i hope every one gets a chance ta say hi and get sum love back because i believe in dana as i do myself lil ms lana 4real 4real 440 541 2500 mwah take care k and p.s please stay jus the way you are k queen dont change a thing you are thee bomb 4 sho and if dae dont know they betta ask sum body kisses invite me to your wedding if you have one see ya in the lime lite


    lana kelly    Jan 17, 07:44 PM   
  32. 702 South Harris Avenue
    Compton, California 90221
    January 21,2008

    Dear To whom it may concern;

    My name is Toni Varajas, I am a fellow student at Dominguez High School in Compton. I am in the tenth grade and my school is planning an abroad educational tour for A.V.I.D students. We are planning to visit London, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona in August of 2008.I would really appreciate it if you would help me out by sponsoring me to attend this educational tour. This would also be a great opportunity for me to learn about art, history and culture. It will also help me understand better the places where I am studying.

    Some of the many benefits are:
    Earning High School credits
    A great impression on my college application
    Achieving a better way to look at different cultures

    I am asking that you may consider sponsoring me, one of the many great futures leaders of my community, to travel to Europe. The cost of each student on this 12 day trip is $3,024.00.

    Thank you, so much for your time and consideration. Any questions feel free to contact me at (310)346-0546 or you can email me at babytaz015@aol.com. I am most certain that this is going to be a trip I’ll never forget.

    Thank you,

    Varajas, Toni

    P.S. A.V.I.D stands for Advancement via Individual Determination. A.V.I.D is an elective class, to where we are taught the skills necessary to be successful in college. All the students in A.V.I.D. Are determined to attend a 4 year college after high school graduation.

    ANYONE WHO CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT ME


    Toni Varajas    Jan 21, 09:14 PM   
  33. I have an Idea for a swim cap that is off the chart please get back to me 201-871-0551 very serious, need support!


    Semaj Williams    Jan 24, 01:20 AM   
  34. I willie miller would like to send cd to you
    trying to get big break
    willie miller 276 s.spring street apt c spartanburg sc 29306 864-585-0439

    please give me chance to send cd I am trying to get cd remastered abd add more songs


    willie miller chillwill    Feb 4, 02:48 PM   
  35. Hi my name is Alyn and I’m a single mother from the Bronx.I have an idea for a reality show and I have no IDEA how to get it produced. The reason I am contacting you is because I intend to have you host the show. With all the frivolous reality shows on T.V. now I believe my show will stand out.


    Alyn Smith    Feb 15, 11:53 AM   
  36. what is your e-mail address


    jessica    Apr 1, 04:06 PM   
  37. hello, my name is eric maeweather and i am a very close friend of Leroy celestine, the husband of Charm Warren-Celestine. i’m from Texas and i been trying to get in touch with mr. Leroy celestine. can you forward my e-mail address to him and tell him to get in touch with me as soon as possible. thank you


    eric maeweather    Jun 3, 04:04 AM   
  38. Reload-it Records please visit our myspace.com/reycolaw7
    New Canadian artist would like to do some work with your company Ms. Owen. I can be reached via email, please preview our mypace.com/reloaditrecords for a download of the newest mixtape and peep the upcoming single, release date set for July 26,2008. Thanks for your time.


    Juliet Dormer    Jun 3, 10:41 PM   
  39. Reload-it Records here, please visit our myspace.com/reycolaw7
    New Canadian artist would like to do some work with your company Ms. Owen. I can be reached via email, please preview our mypace.com/reloaditrecords for a download of the newest mixtape and peep the upcoming single, release date set for July 26,2008. Thanks for your time.


    Juliet Dormer    Jun 3, 10:46 PM   
  40. You used to live on Webster Ave, Jersey City in a loft building where I currently have a large unit for rent. I’m writing to ask if you might know of anyone interested in this 2300+ sq ft, bi-level loft apartment, since you know the building. The unit is viewable on my website (see link). Feel free to call and say HI, too. There’s another subject.. more personal, if time allows. /Steve


    Steven Yerow    Jul 8, 01:25 PM   
  41. My name is Murad Aka Mr Dubsac!Or Tha Gate Keepa also known as tha Khalifa! And I love Latifha! Also I love to rap! And I’ve Been struggle for more than 20yrs. tryin to get me a
    major record deal,contract.etc.. to become famous> And that’s my dream and i don’t wanna give up! My only
    problem is I live in Ontario ,California and I find it very hard to net work! And it’s hard to find people that will
    fund artist to help them get started! Cuz personaly i think that they should catetor to tha artist please if you have any information can you call me or e-mail me 909-933-5254 thank you! PEACE!


    MuradWysinger    Oct 4, 04:46 PM   
  42. Hi Queen, i just wrote a long heart felt letter to why i think you should give me a change and listen to my music, but it is not showing up on your website, please take a mintue or two and listen! Thanks


    Stanley Royal    Aug 7, 04:34 PM   
  43. Hi, my name is Rodney (Nous) Oliver of Afro-Plane and i am a very close friend of Leroy Celestine, the husband of Charm Warren-Celestine. Leroy was our roadmanager when i was signed to Kaper/RCA and i been trying to get in touch with him. Would you forward my e-mail address to him and tell him to get in touch with me as soon as possible please. Thank you


    Rodney (Nous) Oliver    Aug 20, 06:12 PM   
  44. hello.. im a young female rapper from VA .I have recently signed up for the new contest you have out for the search for new talent.. u noticed it requires an age of 16.. im’ 15 going on 16 .. i still believe i have what it takes to win.. please visit the sight i entered. it would mean alot it not easy for us young females. thanks for the opportunity


    LIL MISS LOVELY    Oct 1, 10:38 AM   
  45. Peace Queen we just met at the radio station in new york I no we are suppose to work together you are my angle to lead me in your foot steps and start my own with your guidance I will not loose please conatc me or send me info to send you the right cd i gave you the wrong one


    courtney wade    Oct 14, 03:57 PM   
  46. i’m gonna blow i have star written all over me.i just need a little help cause my finances aren’t up to snuff. man if you could cut me a check for 10 or 15 grand i’d be up there. don’t worry you’ll get paid back when i make it. everybody in the hood tells me i’m better than jay-z so you know i ain’t no slouch. you gonna get paid back cause i’m straight fiyah.i just need that seed money. holla at ya boy.


    young hov    Nov 23, 07:21 PM   
  47. Dear Queen Latifah,
    I am a rap-music maker and also a lover of female boobs. I would like to get a record contract or maybe to touch your boobs. Please listen to this song which I wrote and recorded about your boobs:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGjkMxrygrU

    Please let me know if you like this and would like to collaborate or give me a record deal or let me touch boobs.

    Thanks,
    Johnny Boob


    Johnny Boob    Nov 26, 11:31 PM   
  48. Dear Queen Latifah,

    I know you might won’t have time to read this but here it is . I have been a rapper for 13 years and when you put the word out that you were looking for female rappers on the monique show I lost my mind . I took a photo shoot , did a great song from my heart and soul but the contest ended . The door closed for me just like it has for years but i have not given up . I live in Baltimore Md 21207 and would love for you to listen to the song I wrote for the contest , even though you have already choosen the winners . If you decide to listen please give B-more a try for female rappers like me my music is my life story Queen I need you to understand .


    Tiffany Morris    Dec 1, 03:07 PM   
  49. HI LATIF WAS POPPIN LOL. U KNOW I BEEN LISNIONG TO YOU FOR MAD YEARS AND SO I FIGGER ITS TIME TO GET BACK IN TOUCH AND WHATKNOT. HIT ME UP THRU MY CUZ TONE. BUT NOT TONEY TONE BUT THE OTHER ONE, WITH THE CLIFF LIP. HIS NUMBER 973-404-0281. THANX GIRL!


    — PETEY POPPER    Dec 13, 03:05 AM   
  50. Hi Queen Latifah, how are you doing? I know that you look for talent for your movies and in music, well I know a gentleman who is a very, very, very talented actor and I would love for you to check out his work. When I say this guy is good he really, really is. If you can take out some time and check him out at Justic Love.com, he plays the Rev. Montgomery. Thank You Very Much!


    Courtney    Jan 13, 12:40 AM   
  51. Courtney, again on the gentlemen that can act,the one from the short film Justice Love.com his name is Keilith El’Kaba,e mail:canazia11@yahoo.com


    Courtney    Jan 13, 09:18 AM   
  52. Even though I don’t think the Queen smokes cigars, But she needs to know that Don Abram Harris is the first African American Cigar Manufacturer in the US. www.donabramharris.com


    Don Abram Harris    Feb 10, 07:35 PM   
  53. Hey yall looking for some egyptian pija!!


    — Teresa    Feb 11, 01:01 PM   
  54. Hi Queen Latifah my name is Yvonne and I love all your movies that you play on tv. I want to meet up with you one day. I admire you forver with love.


    Yvonne Collins    Mar 11, 03:02 PM   
  55. HELLO QUEEN, I HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR MUSIC AND FILMS FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS, I GUESS I COULD SAY IM OLD SCHOOL, BUT NOT OLD FASHION. I HAVE WORKED WITH KIDS FOR 15 YEARS AND ALSO USE TO RAP YEARS AGO, I ACTUALLY MET YOU AT AN OPEN MIC IN NYC. BUT ANYWAY I THINK ITS A SHAME WHERE THE RAP MUSIC HAS TAKEN US THESE DAYS AND HAVE A REALLY NICE PROJECT IN MIND, IF YOU COULD BE OF ANY HELP TO ME I WOULD LOVE TO DISCUSS THE IDEA TO GET YOUR OPINION, OR IF YOU WOULD RATHER I PUT TOGETHER A PACKAGE AND SEND IT TO YOU, I COULD DO THAT TO. YOU HAVE AND ALWAYS BE AN INSPIRATION TO ME. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.


    Gloria    Mar 13, 09:13 PM   
  56. HELLO QUEEN, I HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR MUSIC AND FILMS FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS, I GUESS I COULD SAY IM OLD SCHOOL, BUT NOT OLD FASHION. I HAVE WORKED WITH KIDS FOR 15 YEARS AND ALSO USE TO RAP YEARS AGO, I ACTUALLY MET YOU AT AN OPEN MIC IN NYC. BUT ANYWAY I THINK ITS A SHAME WHERE THE RAP MUSIC HAS TAKEN US THESE DAYS AND HAVE A REALLY NICE PROJECT IN MIND, IF YOU COULD BE OF ANY HELP TO ME I WOULD LOVE TO DISCUSS THE IDEA TO GET YOUR OPINION, OR IF YOU WOULD RATHER I PUT TOGETHER A PACKAGE AND SEND IT TO YOU, I COULD DO THAT TO, THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.


    Gloria    Mar 13, 09:15 PM   
  57. HEY QUEEN, I ACTUALLY WANTED TO DROP BY AND TELL U WHATS GOIN’ WIT’ MY JOURNEY. I TRIED TO ENTER YA CONTEST BUT DIDN’T FEEL THAT I WOULD DO VERY WELL SEEING THAT U HAD WANTED A FEMALE RAPPER WIT’ A GIMIC BUT YALL SPEAKS THE TRUTH AND THATS WHAT I CONTINUE TO FOR THE 14 YRS I BEEN AT IT JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF U HAVE ANYMORE OPENINGS OR KNOW ANYONE INTERESETED IN HEARIN WHAT A REAL FEMALE LYRICST HAS TO SAY...LOVE ALWAYS MA MISS JUSTICE


    MISS JUSTICE    Mar 17, 06:27 PM