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What is the "Ladies First" track sheet?

Timothy Anne Burnside

Discusses the track sheet for the hit record "Ladies First" by Queen Latifah and Monie Love. It is currently on display at the "Musical Crossroads" Exhibit in the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

Collection Object: 
Track sheet used during the recording of "Ladies First" by Queen Latifah
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Created by
Mark James, American, born 1961
Subject of
Queen Latifah, born 1970
Monie Love, English, born 1970
Calliope Productions
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mark James
graphite on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Documents and Published Materials
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Place made
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
October 13, 1989
Track sheet for song "Ladies First" by Queen Latifah. Document consists of 25 boxes with different music tracks for the song "Ladies First" listed in each one. Tracks consist of either instrument tracks or vocal tracks. Tracks are handwritten in pencil. Document has typed heading that reads, [CALLIOPE/PRODUCTIONS]. Handwritten in TR corner of document is, [Q. Latifah/DJ Mark 45 King/Dr Shane Faber/ 10/13/89].
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