Roxanne Wars Women’s T-Shirt

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Roxanne Wars Women’s T-Shirt

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Finally, a way to show your respect for some of the greatest icons, legends and pioneers that paved the way past and present. Rock this gear in style and bring back the moments that made you, memories they gave you and/or lessons they taught you. Scroll down for a history lesson with some of our favorite clips.

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Features:

  • 4.2 oz., 100% combed and ringspun cotton
  • Shoulder taping; slim fit
  • Sideseamed; fitted sleeves
  • Longer body length
  • pre-shrunk
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Roxanne Shante – Roxanne’s Revenge

 

Lolita Shanté Gooden (born March 8, 1970), better known by her stage name Roxanne Shante, is an American hip hop musician and rapper. Born and raised in the Queensbridge Projects of Queens, New York City, Shante first gained attention through the Roxanne Wars and was part of the Juice Crew. The 2018 film Roxanne Roxanne is a dramatization of Shante’s life.

Roxanne, Roxanne – U.T.F.O. (1984)

 

The Roxanne Wars

Shante was born Lolita Shanté Gooden in Queens, New York in 1970. She lived with her mother and sisters in Queens, New York. She started rapping at the age of nine and changed her name from Lolita to Roxanne at fourteen. In 1984, the young rapper ran into Tyrone Williams, DJ Mr. Magic, and record producer Marley Marl outside the Queensbridge housing project. The three of them were discussing U.T.F.O. since the rap trio had failed to make an appearance at a concert. U.T.F.O. had recently released a single called “Hanging Out,” which did not gain much critical acclaim; however, the B-side “Roxanne, Roxanne”, about a woman who would not respond to their advances, became a hit. Shante, who was a member of the Juice Crew, was contracted to write a track in rebuttal to U.T.F.O.’s rap, posing as the Roxanne in the U.T.F.O. song. Marley Marl produced the song “Roxanne’s Revenge” using the original beats from an instrumental version of “Roxanne, Roxanne”. The track became an instant hit and made Shante, only 14 years old at the time, one of the first female MCs to become very popular. Following this, the “Roxanne Wars” started, and Shante continued to rap and started touring.

In 1985, Shante released a record together with Sparky D, who had dissed her before in her track “Sparky’s Turn, Roxanne You’re Through” for disrespecting U.T.F.O. and being too young to be in rap battles. The record called “Round One, Roxanne Shanté vs Sparky Dee” was released by Spin Records and included six tracks: the two original battle tracks (“Roxanne’s Revenge” and “Sparky’s Turn”) as well as “Roxanne’s Profile” by Shante, “Sparky’s Profile” by Sparky D and a battle track, in which the two rappers freestyle and dis each other, in a censored and an uncensored version. Other hits included “Have a Nice Day” and “Go on Girl”. The ongoing battle with KRS-One hit its height when KRS-One claimed in his 1986 track “The Bridge Is Over” that Shante was nothing more than a sexual appendage to male rappers. Shante released Bad Sister in 1989, The Bitch Is Back in 1992, and a greatest hits anthology in 1995.

Hiatus

By the age of 25, Shante was largely retired from the recording industry. She continued to make occasional guest appearances and live performances, as well as mentor young female hip-hop artists. She did the latter by making a cameo appearance on VH1’s hip hop reality show Ms. Rap Supreme and gave rap-battle strategies to the finalists of that show. She also took part in a series of Sprite commercials during the late 1990s. She returned to performing, and in 2008, her song “Roxanne’s Revenge” was ranked number 42 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop; she re-recorded the song the following year. In an interview with EmEz in 2015, she stated that she had just been proposed to and that she had been married before. In the same interview she said that KRS-One was one of her favorite rappers.

Roxanne Shanté ft. Biz Markie & Grand Daddy I.U. – Dance To This

 

Roxanne Shante – “Have a Nice Day”

 

Roxanne Shanté – Big Mama (original version)

 

Roxanne Shante on Biopic, KRS One Beef, Baby Father Abuse (Full Interview)

3001 Sizing Chart

UNISEX FIT & SIZE CHART

SIZEFITS CHESTLENGTH
XS34"27"
S36"28"
M40"29"
L44"30"
XL48"31"
2X52"32"
3X56"33"
4X62"34"
5x66"35"

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