The story of one of hip hop’s pioneering female rappers from Queens, NY debuted on Netflix today (March 23). The Biopic titled Roxanne Roxanne shares the story of Roxanne Shanté (Lolita Shanté Gooden) leading the rap game at just 14 years old. After her hit single “Roxanne’s Revenge” a clever response to Brooklyn’s U.T.F.O.’s 1985 single “Roxanne Roxanne” Roxanne’s success skyrocketed.
Roxanne Shanté was essential to female rap and paved the way for many female rappers we see today. Roxanne Roxanne traces the powerful career of Roxanne Shanté and highlights her success and struggle in the industry.
Produced by Pharrell Williams and Forest Whitaker, Roxanne Roxanne stars lead character Chanté Adams and co-starts Nia Long and Mahershala Ali.
Watch Roxanne Roxanne on Netflix.