Engaging in musical flick "Hairspray" and opening a burger joint restaurant, Queen Latifah doesn't forget her root as a singer with the release of a new album. The rapper is launching her second album under Verve titled "Trav'lin' Light".
Still on the heels of "The Dana Owens Album" that sports jazz vibe, rapper-turned singer Latifah will cover songs associated with Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, Mary Wells, Roberta Flack, Phoebe Snow and Etta James among others.
Taking the role to support the vocal factor are Jill Scott and Erykah Badu. While for its musical instrument, there's Stevie Wonder who takes out his harmonica for the song "Georgia Rose".
"Trav'lin' Light" is the project produced by Tommy LiPuma and Ron Fair which is due September 25.