Queen Latifah once managed OutKast, LL Cool J, and Naughty By Nature


At a point in the early stages of her career, managed the careers of OutKastLL Cool JNaughty By Nature, FU-Schnickens, Monica, , Faith, and many more under her company Flavor Unit Management.

Queen Latifah began as a member of New Jersey's Flavor Unit, a crew of emcees and DJs which was led by Mark , who produced 's Hard Knock Life, and 's Stan. After Flavor Unit ran into some trouble with Mark's drug abuse, Queen Latifah and her partner Shakim Compere, who was also a member of Flavor Unit, took over the group and started Flavor Unit Management.

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“Sometimes we would just sit together and we would spot some really cool talent like . They would just kind of blow us away, and we would say ‘We should go manage them, see if we can help them grow'.” Queen Latifah told Jimmy Kimmel

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