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?
Actress Chanté Adams mother named her after the real Roxanne Chanté. See more
The actors are listed in alphabetical order. Not by their names, but by their character's names. See more
Performed by Roxanne Shanté
(as Roxanne Shante)
Written by Roxanne Shanté
(as Lolita Shante Gooden), Marley Marl
(as Marlon Lu'Ree Williams)
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