In the late 80s/ early 1990s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC.
The True Story of Roxanne Shante
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Did You Know?
When Shanté is with Marley Marl recording "Roxanne's Revenge," the version heard on the soundtrack is the less-raunchy re-recorded version that came to be after UTFO sued Pop Art Records. See more
A photo of the real Roxanne Shante with her baby is shown after the end credits. See more
Performed by Egyptian Lover
Written by Egyptian Lover
(as Greg J. Broussard)
Courtesy of Stones Throw Records See more