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‘Real Queens Of Hip-Hop’ One-Hour Special To Air On ABC

The one-hour program will also highlight contributions from rap stars Cardi B, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, City Girls, Da Brat, Lauryn Hill, and other pivotal women of…

Roxanne Shanté Recalls Embracing Group Home Life In ‘A Breukelen Story’ Web Series

Roxanne Shanté, the proud Queen Bridges native partnered with Fat Beats’ new YouTube series, A Breukelen Story, to share tales of her journey from an adolescence to Roxan…

10 Things We Learned From ‘Roxanne Roxanne’

Names like Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Lil Kim and Foxy Brown are considered to be among the best of all-time when it comes to women in rap. However, one pioneer that may…

‘Roxanne Roxanne’ Star Chanté Adams Takes On The Battle Of Life In Netflix’s Hip-Hop Epic

Chanté Adams glides through the 10th floor of The Chamber Group’s downtown New York building. She’s especially jubilant. Not because the city has issued a snow day due…

Roxanne Shante’s Long-Awaited Biopic ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’ Is Almost Here

The dramatized story of Roxanne Shanté’s life is coming to a computer near you. Starring Nia Long, Mahershala Ali and Chante Adams, Netflix is releasing the biopic Roxann…

Nia Long Plays Roxanne Shanté’s Mom In New Biopic Produced By Forest Whitaker

Nia Long has already landed a new gig after her ABC comedy, Uncle Buck, was cancelled in early July. Long is playing Roxanne Shanté’s mother in, Roxanne Roxanne, a <a href="http://www.essence.com/2016/07/15/nia-long-lands-role-forest-whitakers-roxanne-shante-biopic" target="_blank"…

‘Time Is Illmatic’: 7 Illest Must-See Moments In Nas’ Documentary

Nas’ eternal classic debut album gets diced and dissected in Time Is Illmatic, a 10-years-in-the-making documentary by director One9 and writer Erik Parker. The film…

Roxanne Shanté Apologizes For Lying About Ph.D

Roxanne Shanté has finally spoken out about the controversy surrounding her Ph.D. In August 2009, New York’s Daily News published a story about the former rapper…