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Album Review

Queen Latifah: The Dana Owens Album

Read "The Dana Owens Album" reviewed by Paul Lewis


With this opus Queen Latifah sets aside her rap “crown" for a jewel-encrusted jazz-pop tiara. Tiara?! Yes, a tiara she deserves for the melodic, nostalgic opus she decided to label with her given name: The Dana Owens Album.

The artist is notorious for feminist controversy, but the only thing controversial about this album is Latifah's hard departure from the rap genre. But jazz fans can rejoice. She spans a continuum from standards to R&B to the blues and more, but ...


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