At the tender age of 14, the rapper Roxanne Shanté sparked Hip-Hop’s first major battle on wax… and did it between loads while washing her mother’s laundry.
Born Lolita Shanté Gooden and hailing from the Queensbridge projects, rap pioneer Roxanne Shanté is best known for her 1994 hit record “Roxanne’s Revenge,” and the “Roxanne Wars” rivalry. Now, the Hip Hop legend is getting a biopic telling the story of her life.
Starring Chanté Adams, Nia Long, Mahershala Ali, Elvis Nolasco, Kevin Phillips, Shenell Edmonds, Eden Duncan-Smith, Drew Olivia Tillman, Lyric Hurd, and Adam Horovitz, biopic Roxanne Roxanne about the life and claim to fame of Roxanne Shanté, is coming in March of 2018. Directed by Michael Larnell, and produced by Pharrell Williams, Forest Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, and Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Roxanne first screened at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Get your popcorn ready, this should be good.