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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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 2007 Kickin' It Old Skool (performer: "Go On Girl") / (writer: "Go On Girl")
 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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 2011-2012 Unsung (TV Series documentary)
- Millie Jackson (2012) ... Herself
- Big Daddy Kane (2011) ... Herself
 2011 Way Black When: Primetime (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Herself
 2010 My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop (TV Movie documentary)
 2009 The Mo'Nique Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 12 November 2009 (2009) ... Herself
 2009/I Say My Name (Documentary)
 2008 Miss Rap Supreme (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (2008) ... Herself
 2005 White Men Can't Rap (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Beef II (Video documentary)
Herself - Recording Artist (as Roxanne Shante)
 1990 Rapmania: The Roots of Rap (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 Big Fun in the Big Town (TV Movie documentary)
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 2004 And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (TV Mini-Series documentary)

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Other Works:

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

Alternate Names:

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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