Queen Latifah Informative Speech

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Many people forget how this women made her start in life. When you hear her name people generally think of movies or television shows. Some people may even ask who? But those people who are die hard rap music fans would sing the song U.N.I.T.Y. and tell me how she is a rap goddess. This women is a rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, model, television producer, record producer, and talk show host. She is even an activist for women rights. This women is the Queen of Rap/Jazz, and her name is Queen Latifah.
The simplest thing can make a person start to love music. For this black women it was the nickname she had been given as a child. Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey. When she was 8 years old, a Muslim cousin gave her the nickname Latifah, meaning "delicate and sensitive" in Arabic. Latifah began singing in the choir of Shiloh Baptist Church in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and had her first public performance when she sang a version of "Home" as one of the two Dorothy’s in a production of The Wizard of Oz at St. Anne's parochial school. In her first year of high school,
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Queen Latifah has been dubbed as the "Queen of Jazz-Rap". She became the first female hip-hop recording artist to get nominated for an Oscar. The Root ranked her at number 35 on The Root 100 list. Latifah was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 and the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2011. She is a recipient of a Grammy Award, with six nominations, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, with two nominations, two NAACP Image Awards, including thirteen nominations, one Emmy Award, with three nominations and an Academy Award nomination. Queen Latifah became an influence to R&B, soul, and hip-hop artists, such as Eve, Da Brat, Lil' Kim, Fugees, Darius Brown-Bey, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, Remy Ma, Ivy Queen, Foxy Brown, Ms. Dynamite, and Naughty by

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