Roxanne Shanté's Biopic Is Coming To Netflix March 23rd

At the age of 14, Roxanne Shanté was already the most feared battle MC in Queens, NY

At the age of 14, Roxanne Shanté was already the most feared battle MC in Queens, NY

After years in the development, this new exciting movie is finally coming to Netflix. It's especially cool that it's a real old-school hip-hop movie and also because it's a film about someone you wouldn't expect anybody to make a film about, which makes this movie that much more intriguing. Not only is this movie being touted as an anti-biopic because Roxanne Shanté never reached any high levels of fame, even though she was and still is remembered as an integral part of one of hip-hop's greatest battles, the "Bridge Wars", between her Queensbridge crew, "The Juice Crew", and KRS-One's Bronx based crew. She would go on to have other battles such the "Roxanne Wars" and others. She was considered to be one of the fiercest battle rappers because of these wars and this ties very nicely into the movie's tagline: Life Is A Battle.

The cast and production crew behind this movie is no less than impressive with production coming from Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions and Pharrell Williams’s i am OTHER. While the soundtrack is handled by none other than the RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan. On the acting side we have a cast that is no less impressive with multiple award winng actor Mahershala Ali, the top-notch veteran actress Nia Long, and up and coming starlet Chanté Adams who has already won her first award at the Sundance Festival for Best Breakthrough Performance for her role as Roxanne Shanté. 

This movie is a MUST see for any old school hip-hop fan! 

Official Netflix Summary For Roxanne Roxanne

In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shante" Gooden was well on her way to becoming a Hip-Hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets. From the producers of "Fruitvale Station" and "Dope", written/directed by Michael Larnell and starring Mahershala Ali, Nia Long and introducing Chanté Adams. 'Roxanne Roxanne' is Streaming only on Netflix March 23rd.

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