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.
Did You Know?
Actress Chanté Adams mother named her after the real Roxanne Chanté. See more
A photo of the real Roxanne Shante with her baby is shown after the end credits. See more
Keep It Funky
Performed by Bobby Barnes
Written by Robert Barnes, Lawrence Edward Carroll
Courtesy of Fervor Records See more