"All Hail the Queen" marks the album debut one of the entertainment world's most versatile performers. Queen Latifah has dabbled from everything from sitcoms ("Living Single"), films ("Jungle Fever"; "Set It Off") to her own talk show. However, it was the world of hip-hop/dance music that introduced the world to Latifah's rhythms.
"All Hail the Queen," was Latifah's first, and in my opinion, her best album. Tracks from "Dance for Me" to "Ladies First" showcase her quick ability to rap in a beat that is easy to comprehend. Produced by DJ Mark and the .45 King, "All Hail the Queen" is unlike any hip-hop debut, since it includes guest appearances by many of the genre's top stars including Monie Love and De La Soul, which add to he album's diverse appeal.
The best track on this album has to be the Hip-Hop/Techno classic, "Come Into My House," which is one of the first hip-hop songs to be certified a club classic. Latifah's vocals, the fast beats, and the hints of techno make this the most danceable song on this entire album. Overall, "All The Hail Queen" is a landmark album for a woman in rap/hip=hop music. Before Latifah, few women had achieved the success and fame she has gained due to her charming personality, professionalism, and her desire to be the very best she can be. It is a must-have for any hip-hop/rap listener.