Poster & Pics To Netflix’s Roxanne Shanté Biopic, Roxanne Roxanne

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Poster & Pics To Netflix’s Roxanne Shanté Biopic, Roxanne Roxanne
Posted by Wilson Morales

March 6, 2018

Netflix has released the poster and some images to the Roxanne Shanté biopic, Roxanne Roxanne, which will be streamed on March 23.

The cast is led by Chanté Adams as the title character, Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, Elvis Nolasco, Kevin Phillips, and Shenell Edmonds.

The film, set in the 1980s, tells the story of a 14-year-old rap prodigy from New York City’s Queensbridge Projects named Lolita Shante Gooden, who would go onto become the famed rapper hip hop fans know her as: Roxanne Shanté.

Shanté’s career kicked off after meeting fellow rapper Tyrone Williams, D.J. Mr. Magic and record producer Marley Marl outside the Queensbridge housing project, the same complex that produced rap legends like Nas and Mobb Deep.

She gained commercial success after teaming up with Marl to produce a response track to U.T.F.O.’s popular song “Roxanne, Roxanne.” Her version, which legend has it was free-styled in Marl’s apartment in between laundry loads, was titled “Roxanne’s Revenge” and became an instant hit.

Produced by Forest Whitaker and his producing partner, Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station and Dope), the film was screened last year at the Sundance Film Festival, where Adams won the festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance.


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