” The Netflix Machine is really applying pressure to the media game an dives into the world of hip hop once again with an all-new original film inspired by one of the most unheralded hip hop artists of all time.
Chanté Adams, Nia Long and Mahershala Ali will star in Roxanne Roxanne, a dramatization based on the young life of Juice Crew legend Roxanne Shanté. The synopsis reads:
In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC.
Roxanne Roxanne will be produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Mimi Valdes, Forest Whitaker and Pharrell. The film will debut March 23rd, and a trailer can be seen below.