Queen Pen (born Lynise Walters in 1973 in Brooklyn, New York), is an American female rapper.
Walters' music career started with help from Teddy Riley, 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". Her biggest hit as a lead rapper was "Party Ain't A Party" (featuring Lost Boyz) from her debut album. She also gained notice from her song "Girlfriend" (featuring Me'Shell NdegeOcello), where she explored same-sex affairs.
Queen Pen took a hiatus from singing until 2001, when she released her second album, Conversations With Queen. She is now a novelist.
Lynise Walters, better known by the stage name Queen Pen, (born in 1972) 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.
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. 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.