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Roxanne Shanté

Roxanne Shanté was born on November 9, 1969 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Lolita Shanté Gooden. See full bio »

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Lean on Me
Lean on Me Soundtrack
Music of the Heart
Music of the Heart Soundtrack
Nas: Time Is Illmatic
Colors Soundtrack


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 2007 Kickin' It Old Skool (performer: "Go On Girl") / (writer: "Go On Girl")
 2004 Beef II (Video documentary) (performer: "Roxanne's Revenge", "Bite This", "Have a Nice Day")
 1999 Music of the Heart (performer: "Roxanne's Revenge") / (writer: "Roxanne's Revenge")
 1996 Girls Town (performer: "Thin Line" - as Roxanne Shante) / (writer: "Thin Line" - as Roxanne Shante)
 1989 Lean on Me (performer: "SKEEZER") / (writer: "SKEEZER")
 1988 Colors (performer: "GO GIRL" - as Roxanne Shante)
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Other Works:

Album, "Bad Sister," Cold Chillin'/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records 25809, 1989. See more »

Alternate Names:

Lolita Shante Gooden | Roxanne Shante | Dr. Roxanne Shanté

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Has a PhD in psychology, which she earned after giving up her career as a hip-hop MC and was paid for by the record company that distributed her recordings, not the label to which she was signed directly. In September 2009, it was revealed that this was a hoax. See more »

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