“Ladies first, there's no time to rehearse. I'm divine and my mind expands throughout the universe.” - Queen Latifah
Hip Hop makes another record as The National Recording Registry inducts Queen Latifah's Debut Album, All Hail The Queen, into the Library of Congress as an audio treasure worthy of preservation for all-time based on its cultural, historical, or aesthetic importance in the nation's recorded sound heritage.
In 1989, the album was released in the U.S. through Tommy Boy Records.
In 1989, the feminist anthem, Ladies First, featuring Monie Love, instantly became a Hip Hop Classic.
In 1989, the album charted at #6 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
In 1989, the single, Ladies First, charted at #5 on the U.S. Rap Chart.
In 1989, the single, Dance For Me, charted at #14 on the U.S. Rap Chart.
In 1990, the single, Come Into My House, charted at #7 on the U.S. Dance Chart.
In 1990, the single, Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children, charted at #28 on the U.S. Dance Chart.
In 1998, it was included in The Source's "100 Best Albums" list.
In 2005, It was featured in Robert Dimery's musical reference book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
In 2008, the single "Ladies First" was ranked number 35 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
In 2023, it was inducted into the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry because it showed that Hip Hop could cross genres including Reggae, Hip Hop, House, and Jazz - while also opening opportunities for other female rappers.
Dance For Me
Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children (with De La Soul)
Come Into My House (with Quasar)
Wrath of my Madness
The Pros (with Daddy-O)
Ladies First (with Monie Love)
A King and Queen Celebration (with 45 King)
Queen of Royal Badness
Evil That Men Do (with KRS-ONE)
Princess of the Posse
Daddy O – Producer, Performer, Mixing
De La Soul – Performer
Dr. Jam – Remixing
KRS-One – Producer, Mixing
Queen Latifah – Producer, Mixing
Monie Love – Performer
DJ Mark the 45 King – Producer, Performer, Mixing
Paul C. – Engineer, Mixing
Prince Paul – Producer, Mixing
Soulshock – Remixing
Dwayne Sumal – Engineer
Rob Sutton – Mixing
Ted Jensen – Mastering
Mike Teelucksingh – Engineer
Little Louie Vega – Producer, Mixing
Dr. Shane Faber – Guitar (Bass), Engineer
Dan Miller – Engineer, Mixing
Bob Coulter – Engineer, Mixing
Al Watts – Engineer, Mixing
Steven Miglio – Artwork, Design, Layout Design
Dante Ross – Production Coordination, Production Consultant
Ultimatum – Remixing
Dilly d'Mus – Assistant Engineer
Louis Vego – Producer, Mixing
Howard Zucker – Typography
Jane Wexler – Photography
Bart Everly – Photography
Christopher Shaw – Engineer
Dan Miller – Mixing
Gawthaman Gobinath – Make-up Artist
Dana Mozie – DMV Regional Record Promoter
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