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Persona

Queen LatifahAudio CD
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 25, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: August 25, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B0028NSE6E
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,242 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Light
2. Fast Cars
3. My Couch feat. Dre from Cool&Dre
4. Hard To Love Ya feat. Busta Rhumes, Shawn Stockman, and Dre from Cool&Dre
5. Runnin
6. Take Me Away (with you) feat. Marsha Ambrosius
7. Cue The Rain
8. Long Ass Week
9. People feat. Mary J. Blige & Jadakiss
10. The World
11. Spotlight
12. If You Want To produced by Pharrell
13. Over The Mountain
14. Champion
15. Fair Weather Friend

Editorial Reviews

2009 album from the R&B singer, rapper, actress, author and entrepreneur featuring three bonus tracks. The album features guest appearances from Dre (Cool & Dre), Busta Rhymes, Mary J. Blige, Jadakiss and Pharrell. The production was handled by Cool & Dre and Pharrell Williams. ''It doesn't have a specific theme - each [song] was so different from the next, me being the common denominator. And I realized my different characters were coming through on these [songs]. My acting, singing and rapping identities all came together under one roof as well as my taste in different kinds of music. I'd say its half rap and half singing. If I had to categorize it, it would be more like Hip Hop Urban Alternative''. -Queen Latifah (L.A. Times). Features the singles 'Cue The Rain' and 'People'.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent but 100% What I expected - so 3.75 stars September 27, 2009
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Queen Latifah is back on the hip-hop scene, Sort of. Persona combines a great deal of her rap skills with her singing skills. And While it's a great return to rap, There's not as much rap as we all anticipated.

1. The Light - An Excellent rap track on making it in the entertainment business and lot letting discouragement from others stop you with an excellent intro shouting out others who have made it who originate from New Jersey such as Bruce Springsteen, The Jonas Brothers, Whitney Houston, John Travolta, ETC. - 5/5
2. Fast Car FT Missy Elliott - Missy's rap made this song. but Latifah's - She was t-paining too much With the auto tune. - 3/5
3. Cue The rain - The first single, Based from the Classic The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. A Very catchy song about being driven "SO Insane" In a relationship - 5/5
4. My Couch FT Dre of Cool & DRE - While lyrically it's a great song, Dre's over use of Auto-tune can get a tad annoying 3.5/5
5. Take me Away With you Featuring Marsha Ambrosius, of Floetry fame - Marsha and Queen - GREAT COMBINATION. need I say More? 5/5
6. With you - This is a like a dub version of "Take me Away With you" - Unnecessary addition to the album - 2 stars
7. Hard to love ya FT Dre of cool & Dre, Busta Rhymes, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II men - One of my favorites on the album. Title pretty much explains what The song is about - 5/5
8. What's The plan - Another over use of Autotune by I think Dre (Male vocals went uncredited in this) - I'm not feeling this one too much - 1.5/5
9. Long A$$ week - Who hasn't had one of those? -5/5
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I get you QL November 5, 2009
Format:Audio CD
So many want to be quick to say they want the old Latifah, instead of realizing how much she has grown. This is a woman who can pull off a dramatic role and turn right around and be silly in an off the wall comedy. I can respect that about her. She wants to be relevant to all audiences. The title of the album explains it all. Personally I didn't want to hear the QL of so long ago and was pleasantly surprised by this album. It is definitely underrated. While I have had the album for a few weeks I have only now pulled it out to give it a listen and it is in repeat play mode now. So sad that the world has slept on this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm so moved by her evolution December 7, 2009
By i8MO
Format:Audio CD
Ok this is officially my favorite album by Queen. It totally bumped all the others that were my favorite. The other albums now have select tracks that are still favorites but the number one album is this one for me. I'm totally feeling just about every song either through the lyric or the music. I've listened to this CD through to the end over 20 times since I've bought it. I love how open minded this album feels, Queen wasn't afraid to go where her passions took her. Personally she's an awesome pioneer raptress but I'm in love with her voice and want her to sing more. I first fell in love with her voice when she did "Simply Beautiful". Eargasm!!!! Truly addictive, I'm so moved by her evolution on this album its hypnotic...........

Ok I thought I was finished expressing my love. But since I'm listening to the CD right now I thought I might name the tracks that are most moving starting with "Runnin" , well maybe "Long ass week" DAMN I mean, "The world", I'm sorry I mean "Cue the rain" and "People" and "Fast Car".......Do you really want me to go through this??? You get the picture the album is hot and all the tracks are amazing!!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Queen Latifah Rocks August 25, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Queen Latifah rocks.

She also raps, riffs, and sings like nobody's business.

The idea behind Latifah's new album Persona - to show off her myriad musical abilities - would come off as contrived and gimmicky for nearly any other performer. For the Queen, however, it simply makes sense. Given her incredible talent and gift for seamlessly switching from one genre to another, this seems to be the most natural way to experience her heart and soul. There's no doubt she could put together a more traditional "focused" album - one need only listen to The Dana Owens Album for proof of that - but something about the variance and diversity of Persona makes it feel more real; more like the woman behind it.

Persona opens with The Light, an inspiring song-and-rap track that includes a shout-out to New Jersey- and the big names who got their start there. (Who knew that John Travolta and Shaquille O'Neal came from the Garden State?) The song has a great summer feel, with uplifting beats and a good message that permeates the album, but it's not the strongest track, largely due to the limited lyrics.

Fast Cars more than makes up or it, setting the tone for the rest of the album by raising the level of upbeat self-confidence without crossing over into cockiness; Queen Latifah is a class act on top of her talent. The only downside to this song is the (over)use of some vocal digitalization, which Latifah clearly doesn't need. Fortunately the Auto-Tune ends here, and can even be overlooked on this track thanks in part to a sassy, humor-filled rap injection from by Missy Elliott.

Cue the Rain - the album's first single - is H-O-T.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Listening Pleasure
Have listened to the CD now several times. Glad I bought it. Even though it was used the condition was great. Would buy again using this method.
Published on October 19, 2011 by C. Grabler
5.0 out of 5 stars THE QUEEN HAS DONE IT AGAIN
I love Queen Latifah so this review might be a little biased, but I really think this album showcases her versatility. Read more
Published on October 12, 2011 by Patricia E.
5.0 out of 5 stars STILL THE QUEEN
I understand the Queen's need to change her style and do something new, but the root of hip hop and R&B begins and ends with the sound. Read more
Published on May 6, 2010 by Bj
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad I borrowed this from the library-Not Good
I love Queen Latifah and was excited to see a new album, unfortunately, this is not working on many levels. Read more
Published on November 17, 2009 by Mildred Evans
3.0 out of 5 stars I AM ON THE FENCE BUT SHE IS STILL THE QUEEN
If you are looking for the old Queen, might as well give it up. That is the entire purpose of being an artist you must be able to change and create new ways of making music. Read more
Published on November 3, 2009 by T. Thomas
1.0 out of 5 stars Wazzn't happy wit it
Unfortunately, a lot of times most of us consumers like to see celebrities in the area that we first came to love them in. Read more
Published on October 9, 2009 by T. Blackman
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment
Even though Latifah sounds great, and her lead single Cue the Rain is fantastic, the rest of this album falters from bad writing and production. Read more
Published on October 6, 2009 by H. Tanner
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Feeling It:-(
I love Queen and I loved her last album and listen to it often. But this one, as my daughter would say, I just can't get jiggy with. I'm not feeling this at all.
Published on September 30, 2009 by E. Mays
5.0 out of 5 stars Loving it!
This album is the perfect blend of r&b,rock,hiphop and pop! The different genres come together to make the PERFECT album! I love this album!
Published on September 9, 2009 by L. Brooks
2.0 out of 5 stars The Queen's Dethroning
There is no doubt about the paths that Queen Latifah has taken recently from acting to singing. But there are a lot of those who've deeply wanted her to go back to her roots in Rap... Read more
Published on September 7, 2009 by Michael Kerner
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mp3s should be cheaper the the full cd
Well, I always just buy CDs, so it's never been a problem for me. I like the sound quality better, I like the packaging, and I like the idea of paying for something that is physical as opposed to just a file of a few MB that can be deleted off the face of the earth with two right clicks. It's... Read More
Aug 27, 2009 by W. E. Phillips |  See all 2 posts
real track listing
Hello.

I would just like to know what is the real tracklist for 'Persona'?What editions do exist?

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Aug 27, 2009 by S. Ude |  See all 3 posts
Track lisiting
Thanks so much!;-)
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