Back in the early 80’s their were female rappers that shined like The Sequence,Sha Rock, Debbie Deb, Lisa Lee, Salt N Pepa. But one teenage girl took on a crew called U.T.F.O. all by herself. After a song by the Untouchable Force Organization called Roxanne Roxanne hit the airwaves, Roxanne Shanté (born Lolita Shanté Gooden) responded with Roxanne’s Revenge produced by legendary DJ Marley Marl.
The song took off and made the first female teen superstar of Hip Hop. Her story is more than just fame, it also deals with struggle and obstacles for the young Emcee. Roxanne Roxanne premiered here in Utah at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 and will make it’s way to Netflix March 23rd.
The song that started the Roxanne Phenomenon: