BET Awards 2024: Relive the Classics with These 5 Queen Latifah Records

The legendary rapper is performing at BET Experience, which returns from June 24 to June 30 after a nearly five-year hiatus.

The BET Experience 2024, Presented by Walmart, is officially here. After an almost five-year hiatus, the week-long event where culture, music, and entertainment collide is back and bigger than ever. 

Attendees can expect insightful discussions, workshops by industry experts, influencers, and thought leaders, and access to behind-the-scenes moments and exclusive content they won't find anywhere else. Of course, there will be live performances at renowned venues, including the YouTube Theater, the Miracle Theatre, the Arena, and the iconic Hollywood Bowl. 

Former emcee and actress Queen Latifah is one of many electrifying performers who will be a part of the star-studded concert lineups set to take the stage. 

The legendary emcee began her musical career in the late 1980s with the release of her debut album, All Hail the Queen, which featured the hit single “Ladies First.” With her powerful voice and socially conscious lyrics, Queen Latifah quickly became a prominent figure in hip-hop.

Ahead of her performance at this year’s BET Experience, Presented by Walmart, check out five essential tracks from the industry icon. For BET Experience, Presented by Walmart tickets, click here.

  • “Ladies First” feat. Monie Love

    This collaboration with Monie Love is a classic feminist anthem that celebrates women's strength and unity. Queen Latifah's verse is filled with confidence and assertiveness, solidifying her as a trailblazer in hip-hop.

  • “Just Another Day…”

    Known for its laid-back groove and introspective lyrics, "Just Another Day..." showcases the emcee’s versatility as an artist. Her smooth delivery and storytelling ability make this track a timeless favorite.

  • “Weekend Love”

    A departure from her more socially conscious tracks, "Weekend Love" is a smooth, romantic song that showcases Queen Latifah's sultry vocals. Her ability to switch effortlessly between styles further demonstrates her versatility as an artist.

  • “Black Hand Side” feat. The Brand New Heavies

    This soulful collaboration with The Brand New Heavies combines jazzy instrumentation with Queen Latifah's socially conscious lyrics. Her smooth vocals and poignant message about racial pride and unity resonate deeply.

  • “U.N.I.T.Y.”

    A landmark song in Queen Latifah's career, "U.N.I.T.Y." is a powerful anthem advocating for women's empowerment and respect. Its impactful message and Latifah's commanding delivery earned her a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1995.

    Tune in to the BET Awards 2024 on Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET. 

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