WiseUp – We B*Girlz Special #3: Roxanne Shanté – 2008-09-21

Roxanne Shanté, Ph.D. (born Lolita Shanté Gooden, November 9, 1969) is an American hip-hop pioneer. Born and raised in the Queensbridge Projects, Shanté first gained attention through the Roxanne Wars and her association with the Juice Crew.

Shanté’s career began at the age of 14 when she encountered influential gangster world of record producer Marley Marl, radio DJ Mr. Magic, and Tyrone Williams talking about how UTFO had canceled its appearance at a show that it was promoting. Shanté offered to record an answer to UTFO’s recent hit “Roxanne, Roxanne,” which was about a woman named who rejects the members of the group. The men agreed and the result was “Roxanne’s Revenge,” a confrontational and profane song in which Shanté assumed the role of Roxanne, dissing UTFO over a Marley Marl-produced instrumental (The official UTFO response to the its own song was “The Real Roxanne,” with artist Adelaida Martinez assuming the role of Roxanne and eventually recording under the same stage name as the song title). Shanté’s version and the Real Roxanne’s version sparked the Roxanne Wars and made Shanté a hip-hop star in the process. The single would go on to sell over 250,000 copies in the New York area alone. One of the founding members of the Juice Crew, most of her tracks would be produced by Marley Marl, with the exception of several songs on Shanté’s last album, 1992’s The Bitch Is Back.

Tracklist (23)
1
Roxanne Shanté ?
2
(playlist ist verschollen, deshalb nur ein lückenhaftes gedächtnisprotokoll)
3
funky kool martinas mix
funky kool martina ?
4
MC Lyte ?
5
independet woman
Roxanne Shanté ?
6
cl smoth instrumental
Pete Rock
7
We B*Girls festival
roxanne shanté live @ cassiopeia ‘
8
diverse instrumentals
9
We B*Girls festival
roxanne shanté live @ cassiopeia ‘
10
Digable Planets ?
11
?
JEAN GRAE
12
a little deeper
ms dynamite ?
13
Paula Perry
14
Heather B
15
what what
16
redmen
17
Double O
18
Lady Of Rage
19
Masta Ace
20
jugganots
21
?
MF Doom
22
Angelica
23
Shawna & Busta Rhymes

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