The Roxanne Shanté story comes to Netflix in March.
Coming to Netflix this Spring is 'Roxanne Roxanne'; the story of pioneering female rapper Roxanne Shanté, and her rise to fame from humble beginnings on the harsh streets of Queens, New York. The star herself is credited as an executive producer for the movie, while her young self is played by Chanté Adams.
Roxanne Shante at Tribeca Film Festival
Roxanne Shanté (whose real name is Lolita Shanté Gooden) began rapping at the tender age of 13 and by the time she was 14, she was a part of Marley Marl and radio DJ Mr. Magic's 80s hip hop collective The Juice Crew.
With a jazz musician for a father, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones grew up in a world of music. Knowing from an early age that he wanted to become a rapper, he took a look at the bleak world around him and set to work on writing an album that would deliver a voice to the unheard generation of young black men in America. The result was 'Illmatic', a 1994 landmark that heralded the second coming of the Golden Era of hip hop and a revival of New York's rap scene.
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Date of birth
9th November, 1969
Place of birth
Queens, New York City
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