Music Video

What is the "Ladies First" track sheet?

November 2016

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.

Smithsonian Artifact Featured in this Video

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].
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Created by
Mark James, American, born 1961
Subject of
Queen Latifah, American, born 1970
Monie Love, English, born 1970
Calliope Productions, American
October 13, 1989
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)