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Queen Pen
Birth name Lynise Walters
Born 1973 in Harlem, New York
Genres Hip hop
Instruments Rapping
Labels Lil' Man, Motown
Associated acts Teddy Riley, Blackstreet, Nefu Da Don, Dr. Dre, Ridley

Lynise Walters, better known by the stage name Queen Pen, (born in 1973) is a Grammy-nominated African-American female rapper.

Her music career started as a protégé of Teddy Riley, a music producer and member of the R&B group BLACKstreet in the mid-1990s. She was a featured rapper, along with Dr. Dre, on BLACKstreet's 1996 hit, "No Diggity". She signed to Riley's Lil' Man label, and released My Melody (1997), her solo debut album, produced by Riley.[1]

Her first album produced the charting singles "All My Love", "Man Behind the Music", and "Party Ain't a Party". Queen Pen earned a 1998 Soul Train nomination for Best New Artist. [2] She also gained notice from her song "Girlfriend" (featuring Me'Shell NdegeOcello), where she explored same-sex affairs.

She took a 3 year hiatus from rapping, and returned with Conversations With Queen (2001), her second album. She is now a novelist. Her son is also a rapper who goes by the stage name Nefu Da Don.





  • "All My Love" (1997), Rhythmic Top 40 #14, Hot Rap Singles #11, Billboard Hot 100 #28
  • "Man Behind the Music" (1997), Hot Rap Singles #7, Billboard Hot 100 #84
  • "Party Ain't a Party" (1998), Hot Rap Singles #32, Billboard Hot 100 #74


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