All Hail the Queen is the debut album by hip hop artist Queen Latifah, released on November 28, 1989, under Tommy Boy Records. The album was unusually successful for a hip hop record at the time, buoyed by the single "Wrath of My Madness", and was certified gold in July 1990. The feminist anthem "Ladies First" (with Monie Love) remains one of Latifah's signature songs.
All Hail the Queen peaked at #6 and #124 on the Billboard Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums and Billboard 200 charts, respectively. "Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children" peaked at #14 in the UK. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. It was also featured in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
In 2008, the single "Ladies First" was ranked number 35 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs Of Hip Hop.