Queen Latifah – Ladies First (feat. Monie Love) [Music Video]

Queen Latifah – Ladies First (feat. Monie Love) [Music Video]


The ladies will kick it, the rhyme that is wicked
Those that don’t know how to be pros get evicted A woman can bear you, break you, take you
Now it’s time to rhyme, can you relate to A sister dope enough to make you holler and scream Ayo, let me take it from here, Queen
Excuse me but I think I’m about do To get into precisely what I am about to do
I’m conversating to the folks that have no whatsoever clue So listen very carefully as I break it down for you
Merrily merrily merrily merrily hyper happy overjoyed Pleased with all the beats and rhymes my sisters have employed
Slick and smooth throwing down the sound totally a yes Let me state the position: Ladies first, yes? (Yes) (Yeah, there’s going to be some changes in here) Believe me when I say being a woman is great, you see
I know all the fellas out there will agree with me Not for being one but for being with one
Because when it’s time for loving it’s the woman that gets some Strong, stepping, strutting, moving on
Rhyming, cutting, and not forgetting We are the ones that give birth
To the new generation of prophets because it’s Ladies First I break into a lyrical freestyle
Grab the mic, look into the crowd and see smiles Cause they see a woman standing up on her own two
Sloppy slouching is something I won’t do Some think that we can’t flow (can’t flow)
Stereotypes, they got to go (got to go) I’m a mess around and flip the scene into reverse
(With what?) With a little touch of “Ladies First” Who said the ladies couldn’t make it, you must be blind
If you don’t believe, well here, listen to this rhyme Ladies first, there’s no time to rehearse
I’m divine and my mind expands throughout the universe A female rapper with the message to send the
Queen Latifah is a perfect specimen [Monie Love]
My sister, can I get some? [Queen Latifah]
Sure, Monie Love, grab the mic and get dumb Yo, praise me not for simply being what I am
Born in L-O-N-D-O-N and sound American You dig exactly where I’m coming from
You want righteous rhyming, Imma give you some To enable you to aid yourself and get paid
And the material that has no meaning I wish to slay Pay me every bit of your attention
Like mother, like daughter, I would also like to mention I wish for you to bring me to, bring me to the rhythm
Of which is now systematically given Desperately stressing I’m the daughter of a sister
Who’s the mother of a brother who’s the brother of another Plus one more; all four
Have a job to do, we doing it
Respect due, to the mother who’s the root of it And next up is me, the M-O-N-I-E L-O-V-E
And I’m first cause I’m a L-A-D-I-E Contact and in fact, the style, it gets harder
Cooling on the scene with my European partner Laying down track after track, waiting for the climax When I get there, that’s when I tax
The next man, or the next woman It doesn’t make a difference, keep the competition coming And I’ll recite the chapter in verse The title of this recital is “Ladies First”

100 thoughts on “Queen Latifah – Ladies First (feat. Monie Love) [Music Video]

  1. I am so glad I was born in time for this. Monie Love and Latifah are underrated. (By the way, I was watching Juice on cable last night and I just realized how Queen has not aged. Lol).
    I wish this culture would honor real talent in female rappers AND UNITY instead of this petty crap.there was room for more than ONE female rapper and monie and queen we're not intimidated by each other. They embraced, admired each other. They were and still are gorgeous without the fakeness. I wanna cry — What the hell happened?!

  2. Ladies First

    Queen Latifah

    The ladies will kick it the rhyme that is wicked 
    Those that don't know how to be pros get evicted 
    A woman can bear you break you take you 
    Now it's time to rhyme can you relate to 
    A sister dope enough to make you holler and scream

    Ayo let me take it from here Queen
    Excuse me but I think I'm about do 
    To get into precisely what I am about to do 
    I'm conversating to the folks that have no whatsoever clue 
    So listen very carefully as I break it down for you 
    Merrily merrily merrily merrily hyper happy overjoyed 
    Pleased with all the beats and rhymes my sisters have employed 
    Slick and smooth throwing down the sound totally a yes 
    Let me state the position: Ladies first, yes? (Yes)

    Believe me when I say being a woman is great, you see 
    I know all the fellas out there will agree with me 
    Not for being one but for being with one 
    Because when it's time for loving it's the woman that gets some 
    Strong, stepping, strutting, moving on 
    Rhyming, cutting, and not forgetting 
    We are the ones that give birth 
    To the new generation of prophets because it's Ladies First

    I break into a lyrical freestyle 
    Grab the mic, look into the crowd and see smiles 
    Cause they see a woman standing up on her own two 
    Sloppy slouching is something I won't do 
    Some think that we can't flow (can't flow) 
    Stereotypes, they got to go (got to go) 
    I'm a mess around and flip the scene into reverse 
    (With what?) With a little touch of "Ladies First"

    Who said the ladies couldn't make it, you must be blind 
    If you don't believe, well here, listen to this rhyme 
    Ladies first, there's no time to rehearse 
    I'm divine and my mind expands throughout the universe 
    A female rapper with the message to send the 
    Queen Latifah is a perfect specimen

    My sister, can I get some?

    Sure, Monie Love, grab the mic and get dumb

    Yo, praise me not for simply being what I am 
    Born in L-O-N-D-O-N and sound American 
    You dig exactly where I'm coming from 
    You want righteous rhyming, Imma give you some 
    To enable you to aid yourself and get paid 
    And the material that has no meaning I wish to slay 
    Pay me every bit of your attention 
    Like mother, like daughter, I would also like to mention 
    I wish for you to bring me to, bring me to the rhythm 
    Of which is now systematically given 
    Desperately stressing I'm the daughter of a sister 
    Who's the mother of a brother who's the brother of another 
    Plus one more, all four 
    Have a job to do, we doing it 
    Respect due, to the mother who's the root of it 
    And next up is me, the M-O-N-I-E L-O-V-E 
    And I'm first cause I'm a L-A-D-I-E

    Contact and in fact, the style, it gets harder 
    Cooling on the scene with my European partner 
    Laying down track after track, waiting for the climax 
    When I get there, that's when I tax 
    The next man, or the next woman 
    It doesn't make a difference, keep the competition coming 
    And I'll recite the chapter in verse 
    The title of this recital is "Ladies First"

  3. Queen Latifah is a FAT CUNT who Does Exactly what the Corporations tell Her to do. She is a Fat Yeast Infected Cunt who Spreads Hate and Will get Her Cosmic Justice.

  4. The ladies will kick it the rhyme that is wicked
    Those that don't know how to be pros get evicted
    A woman can bear you break you take you
    Now it's time to rhyme can you relate to
    A sister dope enough to make you holler and scream
    Ayo let me take it from here Queen
    Excuse me but I think I'm about do
    To get into precisely what I am about to do
    I'm conversating to the folks that have no whatsoever clue
    So listen very carefully as I break it down for you
    Merrily merrily merrily merrily hyper happy overjoyed
    Pleased with all the beats and rhymes my sisters have employed
    Slick and smooth throwing down the sound totally a yes
    Let me state the position: Ladies first, yes? (Yes)
    Believe me when I say being a woman is great, you see
    I know all the fellas out there will agree with me
    Not for being one but for being with one
    Because when it's time for loving it's the woman that gets some
    Strong, stepping, strutting, moving on
    Rhyming, cutting, and not forgetting
    We are the ones that give birth
    To the new generation of prophets because it's Ladies First
    I break into a lyrical freestyle
    Grab the mic, look into the crowd and see smiles
    Cause they see a woman standing up on her own two
    Sloppy slouching is something I won't do
    Some think that we can't flow (can't flow)
    Stereotypes, they got to go (got to go)
    I'm a mess around and flip the scene into reverse
    (With what?) With a little touch of "Ladies First"
    Who said the ladies couldn't make it, you must be blind
    If you don't believe, well here, listen to this rhyme
    Ladies first, there's no time to rehearse
    I'm divine and my mind expands throughout the universe
    A female rapper with the message to send the
    Queen Latifah is a perfect specimen
    My sister, can I get some?
    Sure, Monie Love, grab the mic and get dumb
    Yo, praise me not for simply being what I am
    Born in L-O-N-D-O-N and sound American
    You dig exactly where I'm coming from
    You want righteous rhyming, Imma give you some
    To enable you to aid yourself and get paid
    And the material that has no meaning I wish to slay
    Pay me every bit of your attention
    Like mother, like daughter, I would also like to mention
    I wish for you to bring me to, bring me to the rhythm
    Of which is now systematically given
    Desperately stressing I'm the daughter of a sister
    Who's the mother of a brother who's the brother of another
    Plus one more, all four
    Have a job to do, we doing it
    Respect due, to the mother who's the root of it
    And next up is me, the M-O-N-I-E L-O-V-E
    And I'm first cause I'm a L-A-D-I-E
    Contact and in fact, the style, it gets harder
    Cooling on the scene with my European partner
    Laying down track after track, waiting for the climax
    When I get there, that's when I tax
    The next man, or the next woman
    It doesn't make a difference, keep the competition coming
    And I'll recite the chapter in verse
    The title of this recital is "Ladies First"

  5. Latifah is the queen. She shows these female rappers today that it ain't about booty. She's the one who gets everyone hype. Latifah, we love ya girl! Wear your rapping crown! 😆😋

  6. Hey Queen. I'll never forget the day I meet you. Brick city Newark NJ. You were on my block picking up your dancers on Irving Street Irving Street and I was getting an autograph from you go to my friend's little sister I'll never forget that day how's the day you told me about the chain around your neck with the key God bless stay strong

  7. I would not be able to be here and comment if it was not for a strong black woman. God bless all Queens.

  8. I was 11 years old the first time I watched this video and it struck me! I had never seen a woman so in charge of her image, her persona and her message. I instantly became a fan of Queen Latifah. She gave me the courage and permission to be bold and strong as a young Black girl. It's been almost 30 years since I've watched this video and the parallels between its imagery/messaging and my life's path are uncanny. From my passion for African and African American history to moving to and pursuing my PhD in Johannesburg, South Africa to standing in the streets where Hector Pieterson died and listening to his sister talk about the impact of his life and death to even this Sojourner Truth biography I'm reading located next to my bed, there's no mistaking them. No wonder I was captivated by this video. I was staring into my future.

  9. Go Queen 👸🏾 I see you , u looks the same from back then when I used to listen to this was my shit big up all the way up too Monie love🤛🏾🤛🏾🤛🏾

  10. Still accurate right now. The power of music is HUGE. Let's play it loud for the sake of Humanity! Woohoo! Love you Girls. Don't get into victimization with #metoo I already had my dose of male mistreatment/rape. Get into Martial Arts and don't be scared to threaten guys if they disrespect you. You'll see how they got scared because they're not used of this kind of reaction.

  11. Latifah's intro flows on this are still fire after all these years. "Contact and in fact, the style it gets harder. Cooling on the scene with my European partner…"

  12. ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ ʀᴇsᴘᴇᴄᴛᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇᴍsᴇʟғ… "ᴡʜᴏ ᴜ ᴄᴀʟʟ'ɴ ᴀ ʙɪsʜ"… ɴᴜɴ ᴏғ ᴛᴀᴛ ʙᴏᴅʏ sʜᴀᴍɪɴ'… ʀᴀᴘ ᴡᴀs ʀᴇᴀʟ ɪᴛ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴀ sᴛᴀᴛᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ ᴛᴏ sᴛᴀɴᴅ ᴜᴘ ᴛᴏᴏ✊🏽

  13. I literally came here after having a bad day and I've been transported to an era where the love for our music came first. Such a blessing to have been there.

  14. When we represented QUEENDOM! Strength and femininity not the mediocrity of today's female rappers if you want to call them rappers that is!

  15. I was a lol white girl in a very only white area! I was only one listening to rap!! I was 8 and I love all types of music and people! Love ya Queen!

  16. When rappers kept their clothes on and just told a story without twerking and making sexual innuendos and swearing. Thank you QUEEN

  17. This Lyrical Mastery is 4EVA cemented across the 5 Elements of the CULTURE🤜🏿💓🤛🏾

    #MannersAndRespect

    #LadiesFIRST🔥🔥🔥

  18. I feel 17 again! Love this Era of my life so carefree and all about having fun! Hip Hop was Hop Hop not about "Big Booty Old Freaks" ..We have to teach out children our worth..As Queens of Civilization

  19. They don't make rap music like this anymore ….. Queen Latifah always had a positive message in her songs ! Queen Latifah and Monie Love paved the way for other females ! All hail tha' Queen !!

  20. Yes indeed Ladies First 💯 ✊😊 and this video is a perfect example of why this gen is lost bc they don't have the type of music we had in my era ( 80s,90s early 2000s) intelligent/uplifting feel good songs and hard hitting political joints in addition to social ills being rapped about constantly & consistently 💯% Facts 😐. Nowadays the music is mindless words thrown together over a nice beat 🙄 and music all about Swag/material things smdh 😐 and irresponsible sex with multiple partners smdh 😐 Ya'll get the point I'm making 😌✌.

  21. Stop comparing our rap females, wtf

    And yes Nicki will go down as one of the greatest lyrically rapper male or female…

  22. Many new Artists today need to see, open their ears and learn a lesson in REAL music with a whole lotta sense and a whole lot of heart and soul. Love live the Queen!!! Love her then, love her now and forever! 🙌🏽✊🏽👊🏽💖

  23. Video came out in 1990. The first picture is of Harriet Tubman. It's 2019 and a Harriet Tubman movie is coming out. Black people stuck…..

  24. 2019 and the lyrics of this song and message of the video cannot be more relevant……real HIP HOP where you at???? So proud to have grown up in this ERA!!!! SALUTE TO Queen Latifah and Monie Love!!!!!! ICONS

  25. Loved how Queen Latifah came out the gate with this afrocentric, black power, Nubian queen vibe. Unfortunately, her imagery didnt depict in this manner after this. She switched it up

  26. 90s had big female empowerment
    My boss used verse in this rap start our day I dont think she know origin. We need help Kardashians and Cardi B is most our ladies looking up to. Queen Latifah still
    Is one of kind we need few more her like yesterday.

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