From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes Netflix’s new biopic detailing the life of hip-hop pioneer Roxanne Shanté.
Roxanne, born Lolita Shanté Gooden, was the only lady of Marley Marl’s Juice Crew and the first woman to have a rap record. After learning the rap crew U.T.F.O. took shots at her and put it on wax for not giving them any play, the 14-year-old recorded “Roxanne’s Revenge” and started the “Roxanne Wars”. This took the young Queens native from being a street battle rapper to a bonafide rap superstar.
The film stars Nia Long, Shanté Adams and Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali as Shanté’s abusive boyfriend.
Roxanne, Roxanne will be available to stream on Netflix March 23. Check out the trailer below.