I had no idea that Netflix were making a movie about the life of pioneering female rapper Roxanne Shante, but this looks great. Plus is features Mahershala Ali and Nia Long. With the current rise of the female MC, a film of this nature is very timely. Roxanne Roxanne drops on Netflix on March 23rd.
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.