Just the name Queen Latifah speaks volumes. Although more recently her name has become increasingly synonymous with film and television, the Newark, New Jersey, native has been a staple for women in hip-hop for over two decades. Her debut album, All Hail the Queen, was released in 1989, and her last solo project, Persona, hit retail shelves 20 years later in 2009. Besides her unquestionable contribution to music, Latifah has gone on to imprint her name on the silver screen both on and off camera. With an impressive Hollywood résumé, today the “U.N.I.T.Y.” rapper hosts The Queen Latifah Show on CBS.