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.
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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
I hear you out here fucking with my door shanté. What do you want?
I want come in.
What time does this key lock my door? You want to be out there, playing with all them hoes, then you keep your ass out there, but stop knocking on my God damn door!
A photo of the real Roxanne Shante with her baby is shown after the end credits. See more
Roxanne's Revenge (Re-Recorded)
Performed by Roxanne Shanté
(as Roxanne Shante)
Written by Roxanne Shanté
(as Lolita Shante Gooden), Marley Marl
(as Marlon Lu'Ree Williams)
Licensed by permission of Tao Pop LLC See more