Play Ms. Latifah
Born in Los Angeles, California, Latifah was always ready to perform. As a child, her mother would make up songs for her to sing at family reunions, making sure she wasn't afraid of the spotlight. As she got older, she found other passions that led her to put down the microphone and pick up some sticks. Latifah played the drums for Redan High School's marching band, in Stone Mountain, Georgia. She then parlayed her talent into a band scholarship to attend Clark Atlanta University. Latifah can sing, rap, and write poetry. She has been writing music since she was ten years old. After deciding to showcase her talent, she has been performing regularly around Atlanta's hot spots. "I perform because there are few young, African-American women that are not conforming to society's expectations. I want to be the one to prove that you can be yourself and still get support." Latifah wants her words to be felt and not just heard. Her first album, entitled "They Call Me Crazy", is a compilation of spoken word, hip-hop, r&b, and neo-soul flavor. "Radio" is her first recorded song that was inspired by a radio morning show who exclaimed they would never play poetry on the air. Latifah is determined to change their minds.