Hip Hop/ Rap
Queen Latifah otherwise known as Dana Elaine Owens was born on March 18, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey. When she was 8 years old she got her nickname Latifah, meaning, "Delicate and Sensative" in Arabic. Latifiah began her singing career in the choir at Shiloh Baptist Church in New Jersey. Her first public preformence was when she sang "Home" in The Wizard of Oz at her school play.
Latifah, did not start rapping untill she was in high school. She would rap and sing in the school bathrooms and even locker rooms. Her first group was called Ladies Fresh, the group made apperances whenever they could. The group then went to get a hangout and a new name, Flavor Unit.
Latifah gained fans and traveld for tours and even stared her own buisness. As time went on many singles and albums reached top charts and in 1995 she won her first Grammy. With all popularity, Latifah stared to act and was in many famous movies, Hairspray, Jungle Fever, and even a voice over in Ice Age. Queen Latifah has been nominated and won many awards throughout the years for her music and movies.
Rise to Fame
"Just Another Day"
The Dana Owens Album
All Hail the Queen
Order in the Court
"Princess of the Posse"
S- 2 main vocals, clapping(beat)
H- clapping (beat)
M- 2 main vocals
R- moderate in 4
G- intro, verse 1, chorus, verse 2, chrous, verse 3, verse 4, chorus, verse 5, chorus, verse 6, outro moderate- line Hip Hop/ Rap
Characterisitics of Rap/ Hip Hop
Syncopated drum rhythms
Use of turntables
Synthesizer is common
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