I remember it like it was yesterday. The Juice Crew from Queens VS Boogie Down Productions from the South Bronx. One of hip hop’s infamous battles. Unleashed from the Juice Crew was this 14 year old fierce female MC by the name Roxanne Shante.
Shante came out of the rap scene like a shooting star with bold lyrics, a high pitch voice and punchy bars, Shante’s sound was mature beyond her years. Until years later, I had no idea Shante was 14 years old when she recorded “Have A Nice Day”. She was definitely a force to be reckoned with.
The latest hip hop biopic will be coming to theaters in 2017. Forest Whitaker will co produce the Roxanne Shante Biopic. The biopic is the story of Lolita Shante Gooden, a young rap prodigy growing up in the Queensbridge Projects in the 1980s. Roxanne Shanté is also listed as an executive producer. The film’s release is set for 2017.