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Roxanne Shante' born Lolita Shante Gooden November 9, 1969 in Jamaica Queens, New York. The only female member of Marley Marl's legendary Juice Crew.



  • "Roxanne's Revenge" (1984)
  • "Queen of Rox (Shanté Rox On)" (1985)
  • "Runaway" (1985)
  • "Bite This" (1985)
  • "I'm Fly Shanté" (featuring Steady B) (1986)
  • "Pay Back" (1987)
  • "Have a Nice Day" (1987) (UK #58)
  • "Go On, Girl" (1988) (UK #55)
  • "Loosey's Rap" (with Rick James) (1988)
  • "Sharp as a Knife" (with Brandon Cooke) (1988) (UK #45)
  • "Live on Stage" (1989)
  • "Independent Woman" (1990)
  • "Go on, Girl" (1990) (re-issue) (UK #74)
  • "Big Mama" (1992)
  • "Straight Razor" (1992)
  • "What's Going On" (with Mekon) (2000) (UK #43)
  • "Yes Yes, Y'all" (with Mekon) (2006)
In 2008, "Roxanne's Revenge" was listed #42 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs. She currently has a psychology practice and ice cream parlor, Hip Hop Ices, in New York.
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review by . May 06, 2009
Many people give Roxanne Shante the honor of being the first female rapper which is not true, that honor actually belongs to Sha Rock. In 1976, in the beginning of hip-hop, Sha Rock would go to DJ Kool Herc's parties and get on the mic, solidifying her stance as the first female rapper or MC. However, Roxanne Shante, at the tender age of 14, still holds the record as the youngest female rapper. She's also the  inventor of the "diss" record that started a war, later dubbed The Roxanne …
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