Roxanne Shante

Roxanne Shante

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Roxanne Shante is one of the famous American rappers. Surprisingly, Roxanne Shante was able to gain most of the attention through the Roxanne Wars. Also, she was part of the Juice Crew.  She was the first female rapper to have a record. Let us know more about Roxanne’s professional as well as personal life in detail.

Early Life

The birth name of Shante is Lolita Shante Gooden. She was born in New York City. Her date of birth is March 8, 1970. As of now, she is 51 years old. Based on her date of birth, she belongs to the Pisces sign. Also, she belongs to American nationality whereas her ethnicity is inaccessible.

When Shante was just 9 years old, she had started rapping. She changed her name from Lolita to Rozanne when she was fourteen years old. Unfortunately, there is no information in regards to her father, mother, profession, childhood, and upbringing.  And, she has not mentioned or claimed about her siblings as well.

Furthermore, Shante received a bachelor’s degree from Marymount Manhattan College. Later on, she earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Cornell University.

Professional Life and Career

In the year 1984, the rapper ran into Tyrone Williams, DJ Mr. Magic, and record producer Marley Marl outside the Queensbridge housing project. In addition, Shante also was contracted to write a track in rebuttal to U.T.F.O.’s rap. It also includes posing as the Roxanne in the U.T.F.O. song.

Roxanne Shante Career

Caption: Roxanne Shante on a cover (Source: Instagram)

In the year 1985, Shante then released a record together with Sparky D. Sparky 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.

Similarly, the record called, “Round One, Roxanne Shanté vs Sparky Dee” was released by Spin Records. It included six tracks in total. They are 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.

Further appearances and career

When she was 25, Shante was largely retired from the recording industry. She kept on making various guest appearances and live performances. Also, she has done various rap-battle strategies as well. Also, she took part in a series of Sprite commercials during the late 1990s.

In the year 2008, she returned to performing. In the same year, her song, “Roxanne’s Revenge” was ranked number 42 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. Also, she re-recorded the song the following year. Besides, a dramatized biopic about Shante’s life, Roxanne Roxanne was first released at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Net Worth

Based on some sources of information, the estimated net worth of Roxanne Shante is approximately $500,000. Shante’s primary source of income is through her profession as a rapper. However, her annual salary, personal belongings, and other endorsements are unavailable.

Personal Life

Unfortunately, there are no relationship information and details in regards to Roxanne Shante.  Roxanne does not prefer to mention or claim any information about her relationship status.

However, she seems to be single and not dating anyone.  It seems as if Roxanne Shante does not seem to be focusing on any personal life and relationships.  Probably, the rapper might be wanting to emphasize her professional life and career growth.

Body Measurements and Social Media

At the moment, both her height as well as weight are not available publicly or on any social media platforms. On the other hand, she has light brown eyes. And, her hair is black.

Roxanne Shante Body Measurements

Caption: Roxanne Shante Body Measurements (Source: Rochester City Newspaper)

The rapper and a celebrity are active on social media platforms. On Facebook, the rapper has more than 54k followers with the username, Roxanne Shante. By the same token,  she had around 24.2k followers with the username @ImroxanneShante on her Twitter account. And, she has 370k followers along with the name @imroxanneshante on her Instagram account.