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Order in the Court
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Order in the Court could just as easily have been called All Hail the Queen 4.0. Latifah (Dana Owens to her friends and family) has done more to diversify her career than broaden her core themes. She still offers smoothly ... more »
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Order in the Court could just as easily have been called All Hail the Queen 4.0. Latifah (Dana Owens to her friends and family) has done more to diversify her career than broaden her core themes. She still offers smoothly rapped odes to self-respect, doing the right thing, and having good, clean fun. What has changed since her debut--almost a decade prior to this offering--is her wherewithal; Latifah's multimedia success as a TV and film actor has granted her substantial clout. Order in the Court reveals more about her recording budget than what's on her mind, but it's money well spent: the album is immensely entertaining and thoughtfully paced. The guest spots are unobtrusive, and the samples are fun. The surreal art in the inner sleeve alone almost makes this worth the purchase. --Martin Johnson
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Mark T. from ENID, OK
Reviewed on 2/2/2014...
Just another big turd. Talentless waste of breathing air. She's so fat when she steps on a scale it say's, "no livestock please!"
2 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
A under-rated album
Well, BLEEP You Too | A Southern Californian Forced into Washinton state | 02/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Order In The Court" is another Latifah Masterpiece. The album is a bit different than her past 3 rap albums.
A. She sings a lot more
B. There are a lot of samples From Cherelle, Isley Brothers, Sade, ETC.
My take on some tracks
1. It's Alright - A classic track, where QL Sings about feeling safe with her lover, written by Faith Evans, sampling the Alicia meyer's Classic "I want to thank you". Also, From The Nothing to Lose soundtrack. On the album Version, Lil' Mo replaces Evans' background vocals. While, either way it's a great song, Evans provided much better background vocals for the soundtrack. Should have kept it that way
2. let Her live [Featuring Next] (Japan/France Bonus Track) - A classic which samples "That Girl" By Stevie Wonder. A mistake removing the track from America. While a hot track, it's kind of conceited. Latifah raps about how hot she is, as Next's chorus, based on Wonder's lyrics go "That girl know that she so hot, that she can blow ya spot"
3. Life- A classic rap about Life's struggles over a sample of a looped portion of "You're not the man" By Sade - The Best Track on the album
4. Keep Your Head to the sky (Japan Bonus Track) - An inspirational rap over a sample of "Saturday Love" By Cherelle. A Mistake removing it from America because it's the second best track on the album.
5. No/Yes - A classic rap about whether or not to have sex over a sample of "passion Play" By The Sugarhill Gang
6. Turn you on - Pretty Much A hot rap remake of "I didn't mean to turn you on" By Cherelle. Also samples the song. Latifah's rap pretty much stay true to the meaning of Cherelle's original.
7. Bananas (Who you gonna call?) - Latifah's on fire and ready to fight! She's lyrically crushing her competition in this song.
While it's a 5 star album, it doesn't top 1993's Black Reign, her best rap release, in my opinion. A must own for Latifah fans."
southerner forever | alexandria, la | 05/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Latifah released a single a few years back, I'm not sure what the name of the song was or the exact year it was released, I just remember the video and the phrase "elements that I'm among" being part of the chorus. If this sounds familiar to any of you die-hard Queen fans I would appreciate your input on how to get this song on cd. Thanks!"