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November 2007
THE VAPORS casting news

THE VAPORS casting news

Keke Palmer Set To Play Rapper Roxanne Shanté In 'The Vapors'.
by Wilson Morales

Blackfilm.com has learned that Keke Palmer, who received critical acclaim for her role in 'Akeelah and the Bee', has been cast to play rapper Roxanne Shanté in the independent film, 'The Vapors'.

Set against the backdrop of New York City’s infamous Queensbridge Housing Projects, The Vapors tells the story of Marley Marl, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shanté and the Legendary hip hop group “The Juice Crew”. Clifton Powell (Ray) has also been cast to play hip hop DJ and radio host Mr. Magic.

The Juice Crew, founded by Mr. Magic's on-air assistant, DJ and Marley Marl, was named after one of Magic's aliases, "Sir Juice. Crew members included Marley Marl, Mr. Magic, MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Craig G, Tragedy Khadafi, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Masta Ace, Roxanne Shanté, TJ Swan, and Cool V.

Marlon Williams (Marley Marl), Antonio Hardy (Big Daddy Kane), and Dr. Lolita Gooden (Roxanne Shante) are Associate Producers on the film, while Furqaan Films will produce the film.

Palmer is also a singer, having signed a record deal with Atlantic Records.


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