Queen Latifah may not have been the first female rapper, but she was the first to become a bona fide star. Growing up in the New Jersey projects, Queen Latifah, born Dana Owens, displayed a determination that helped her muscle her way to the top. Her resilience was tested with the painful divorce of her parents and the accidental death of her beloved brother. In 1993, her album Black Reign became the first rap record by a female artist to go gold. Soon, she expanded her considerable talents to acting, hosting a talk show, and serving as a spokesmodel for the classic American makeup brand CoverGirl.
by Rachel A. Koestler-Grace
ISBN: 9780791097304 ISBN-10: 0791097307 Publisher: Checkmark Books Publication Date: November 2007 Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages, 6.5" x 9.25" Book Type: New