A first official look at Chanté Adams as Roxanne Shanté in Roxanne Roxanne, the upcoming drama movie written an directed by Michael Larnell:
“In 1984, Lolita Shanté Gooden was just another 14-year-old living in New York’s Queensbridge projects. When she famously laid down the lyrics to ‘Roxanne’s Revenge’—an underground answer rap to U.T.F.O.’s popular single ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’—she sparked one of the earliest and most significant beefs in hip-hop history, establishing herself as a feared battle emcee in a genre on the verge of worldwide recognition. With fame firmly in her grasp, Roxanne Shanté was still just a teenager with the weight of the world on her shoulders, hustling to provide for her family while defending herself from the perils of life in the projects.”
Chanté Adams doesn’t really look like a teenager…
Besides Chanté Adams, the cast also includes Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, Elvis Nolasco, Kevin Phillips, and Shenell Edmonds.
The film has yet to get an official release date.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie.