Underrated: "I Feel Like She's Done So Much To Blaze A Trail"
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 12:15AM
[SOHH features a new entertainment personality each week to speak on who they feel is the most underrated artist. In honor of Women's History Month, Kimora Lee Simmons kicks off March by crowning Queen Latifah SOHH Underrated.]
The most underrated hip-hop artist in my opinion would be Queen Latifah.
I feel like she's done so much to blaze a trail [for women] and everybody gives her her props for that, but I don't know if we really embrace [her music]. We used to love her and she's an amazing artist. I love her and she's also a friend of mine. She's like one of my kids' aunties. She's an all-around amazing talent and she's had an amazing career when you look closely.
But in terms of hip-hop music and what Latifah has done as an artist, I'm not so sure if I hear Latifah playing as much as I probably play it at home. One of my favorite Latifah records is "Ladies First". And along with Latifah, I love MC Lyte, she's great as well.
Kimora Lee Simmons is an American fashion model, author, and former President/Creative Director for Phat Fashions. Starting as the Creative Director of Baby Phat, Simmons became CEO of Phat Fashions after ex-husband Russell Simmons stepped down.Her reality television show, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, focuses on her life as a mother and as an executive. She has appeared in music videos and as a judge on the first season of America's Next Top Model.
Check out a few Queen Latifah music videos below: