Roxanne Shante In Her Own Words


[youtube id=”0IRH6RfOsvw”] Roxanne Shante sits for Mass Appeal and talks about being in hip-hop for 35 years and her Netflix movie Roxanne Roxanne. “Roxanne’s Revenge” was the song Marley Marl produced for Shante when she was 14-years old and she explains how the whole event happened because of proximity and a need for clean underwear. The record sparked what is known as The Roxanne Wars because of all the response songs it inspired but Shante prefers to see it as a watershed moment for women in rap. Shante was the only woman rapper in 1984 to have the spotlight two years before the emergence of Salt-n-Pepa. Roxanne Roxanne will start streaming on Netflix March 23rd.