Queen Pen to Release Motivational Calender
Nineties rapper Queen Pen of 'Party Ain't a Party' fame is back. The multi-talented rapper has announced that she will be releasing a calender collaboration with celebrity photographer Greg Frederick for 2010.
"It is not a calendar just of images of Queen Pen, but pieces of art created from images I shot with her over the year," says Frederick. "Each month includes a Queen Pen quote to get your thoughts going throughout each month, along with important Queen Pen dates within the calendar."
Pen got her start working with producer Teddy Riley, appearing on the Riley-crafted Blackstreet hit 'No Diggity.' She went on to score a hit of her own with 'Party Ain't a Party,' but stepped away from the music industry after releasing her 2001 album, 'Conversations With Queen.' For the past several years she has been working with teenagers, speaking at group homes, inner-city schools and various facilities for at-risk youth and young mothers. Pen has also published two books, 'Situations' and 'Blossom' which have sold a reported 70,000 copies collectively.
After releasing her calender, Pen plans a return to music. She is currently back in the studio, recording with Teddy Riley, and recently appeared on a remix of MC Lyte's 'Brooklyn,' for which she also appeared in the video. Additionally she manages her son, rapper Nefu Da Don, and reggae artist Suave Luciano.
A special t-shirt designed by Greg Frederick will also be made available to celebrate their calendar collaboration, which can be purchased here.