Friday, January 18, 2008

Today's Random Topic: Queen Latifah

I'm a big fan of Queen Latifah, the singer/actress and former rapper. Truth be told, I was never really a fan of her rap music, but I started watching her "Living Single" TV show from 1993 to 1998. on Fox. When I saw her as Matron "Mama" Morton in the film "Chicago" in 2002 I realized how talented a singer she is. Then in 2004 she came out with her first soul jazz/standards album, The Dana Owens Album, which I found fantastic. Her 2007 follow up album Travlin' Light was a fun collection of music styles. She continues to appear in a number of films, building up an impressive resume of acting credits. Queen Latifah has been spotted dining in Palm Springs several times, one of these days I hope to run into her downtown and sip martinis together at a swank lounge...

I went to see Queen Latifah in concert back in November when she brought her show to the Palm Springs area. I looked her in the eyes from my front row seat while she sang; she seemed to really enjoy herself while performing. Anyway I've decided that she is one of my favorite contemporary vocalists. Not sure who she is? Check this out:


Happy Friday!
-Rick Rockhill

16 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

Gee, you got me all excited there when you said she "came out..." with her first jazz blah blah. I ADORE the Queen (saw her on Larry King last night)---she is just so fine in all she does.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

she IS a pretty little thing, isn't she?

smiles, bee

jackie said...

great random topic today rick, I too like queen latifah. She is really funny-loved her in last holiday and that one with steve martin also.

lime said...

she's such a versatile performer and projects a strong, positive attitude

Marlupe said...

I agree with Lime. She is so positive and upbeat, you never see her trashy like Britney or Whitney.

Anne said...

Wow. She does have a great voice. I guess i'll give that consideration when I pick out the next cd i want to buy. She's beautiful too. I've seen her in movies. She's good.

TWISI said...

all hail the queen!

snowelf said...

I agree, Rick!!! She is just one of those people who I just instantly like because she comes across so personable and genuine. I've loved her in everything I've seen with her in it. She's just awesome.

Have a great weekend!

--snow

CRUSTYBEEF said...

GOOSEBUMPS!! SHe is a very classy woman!!
Happy Saturday!!
I'm dreaming of Costa Rica right now..it's -25something windchill below here, and I'm sure you can remember that feeling..DREADFUL!
Send us some of your darling Palm Springs Sun please!!
Blessed day,
Elizabeth

Sheila said...

I like her too--post rap though. I wish she'd be a tad more selective in some movie choices but even in a bad movie she shines. Look forward to seeing a picture of you with her one day.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

She was awesome in Chicago and I adore her jazz albums.

Canadian flake said...

She is amazing ...and can be absolutely hilarious... She is a very talented "comedic" actress also . I agree that she has some great pipes on her...

dbv said...

i've been a huge fan since she was in "living out loud" and played the jazz club singer... i LOVE her!!!

kenju said...

I watched her in the movie Beauty Shop last night. The movie was a bit formulaic, but she is a treat for the eyes and ears anyway!

WAT said...

But everyone knows Latifah by now, she's become quite a charismatic movie star.

Not that Type of Raven said...

Queen Latifa is my Goddessssss! I love her so much and just absolutely a beautiful, beautiful, stunning woman. Thank you for posting.

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