Ladies First

Queen Latifah


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Anthony Peaks, Antoinette Johnson Simone, Mark Howard James, Queen Latifah, Shane Harbin Faber, Simone Antoinette Johnson
album: Track 7 in album All Hail the Queen
release date: 1989-11-1
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Hip Hop
styles: Hip-House/Pop Rap/Conscious/Ragga HipHop
length: 3:59

Album Information

label: Tommy Boy Music
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 016998102220
script: Latin

Cover Art

Queen Latifah All Hail the Queen cover art


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The ladies will kick it the rhyme that is wicked
A woman can bear you break you take you
A sister dope enough to make you holler and scream
Ayo let me take it from here Queen
To get into precisely what I am about to do
So listen very carefully as I break it down for you
Pleased with all the beats and rhymes my sisters have employed
Let me state the position: Ladies first, yes? (Yes)
(Yeah, there's going to be some changes in here)
Believe me when I say being a woman is great, you see
Not for being one but for being with one
Strong, stepping, strutting, moving on
We are the ones that give birth

Grab the mic, look into the crowd and see smiles
Sloppy slouching is something I won't do
Stereotypes, they got to go (got to go)
(With what?) With a little touch of "Ladies First"
Who said the ladies couldn't make it, you must be blind
Ladies first, there's no time to rehearse
A female rapper with the message to send the

Born in L-O-N-D-O-N and sound American
You want righteous rhyming, Imma give you some
And the material that has no meaning I wish to slay
Like mother, like daughter, I would also like to mention
Of which is now systematically given
Who's the mother of a brother who's the brother of another
Have a job to do, we doing it
And next up is me, the M-O-N-I-E L-O-V-E

Cooling on the scene with my European partner
When I get there, that's when I tax
It doesn't make a difference, keep the competition coming
The title of this recital is "Ladies First"


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Dance for Me
  • 2 Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children
  • 3 Come Into My House
  • 4 Latifah's Law
  • 5 Wrath of My Madness
  • 6 The Pros
  • 7 Ladies First
  • 8 A King and Queen Creation
  • 9 Queen of Royal Badness
  • 10 Evil That Men Do
  • 11 Princess of the Posse
  • 12 Inside Out
  • 13 Dance for Me (Ultimatum remix)
  • 14 Wrath of My Madness (Soulshock remix)
  • 15 Princess of the Posse (DJ Mark the 45 King remix)