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Roxanne Shanté (born Lolita Shanté Gooden on November 9, 1969) is an American hip-hop pioneer. Born and raised in the Queensbridge Projects, Shanté first gained attention through the Roxanne Wars and her association with the legendary Juice Crew.

Shanté's career began at the age of 14 when she encountered influential record producer Marley Marl, radio DJ Mr. Magic, and Tyrone Williams talking about how UTFO had canceled their appearance at a show they were promoting. Shanté offered to record an… read more

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  • Avatar for fckshit
    ROXANNE FUCKIN' SHANTÉ
  • Avatar for Last-Ana_Clara
    Before Foxy Brown's prematureness, before Lil Kim's sex lyrics, before Azealia Bank's mood for beefing, before Nicki Minaj's bossiness over guys... There was Roxanne Shanté. She was all of that and even more. And this in the 80's.
  • Avatar for Curtis_Spivey
    The Roxanne wars were so huge when I was in middle school. Hard to believe the play count is so low since it was a phenomena at the time.
  • Avatar for silverlage
    Memories in the beginning.
  • Avatar for bj121285
    I love me some Roxanne Shante!
  • Avatar for kushkween
    Untouchable Queen Pin <3
  • Avatar for samarheam
    ROO REVENGE

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