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Roxanne Shante
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Birth Date:November 9, 1969
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
Chinese Sign:Rooster - Yang
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Occupation:Hip Hop singer

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Roxanne Shante

Biography:Roxanne Shante Roxanne Shanté (born Lolita Shanté Gooden on November 9, 1969, in Queens, New York, USA) is an American hip hop vocalist and pioneer. She rose to prominence due to her hit Roxanne's Revenge, which sold over 250,000 copies in the New York area alone. Her career began unusually, at the age of 14, when she ran into three men talking about UTFO, who had recently canceled their performance at a show they were performing. Shanté offered to record an answer to UTFO's recent hit Roxanne, Roxanne, which was about a woman who would not notice them. The men agreed and the result was Roxanne's Revenge, a confrontational and profane song that made her a star within the hip-hop community, and sparked off the massive Roxanne Wars. Most of her tracks were produced by Marley Marl, one of hip-hop music's most influential producers, with the exception of several songs on Shanté’s last album, 1992’s The Bitch is Back.

As an MC, Shanté had an extraordinary ability to freestyle (improvise) entire songs at the drop of a hat. Roxanne’s Revenge is an example of this - it was written and recorded at the same time - in one take. However, the original version of the song was rerecorded using a slightly different backing track with less profanity after UTFO sued Marley Marl and Shanté over the use of the Roxanne, Roxanne backing track, and it is this version, with which people are the most familiar. This clean version appears on the original 12-inch single released in 1984 with the original version on the reverse side.

In 1990 (see 1990 in music), she and Rick James had a hit with Loosey's Rap. In 2000 (see 2000 in music) she collaborated with UK producer Mekon on the track What's Going On? She also took part in a series of Sprite commercials in the late 1990s, as well as acted as a mentor to young female hip-hop artists.

At the age of 18, after several discrepancies with her royalties, two albums, pay-cuts, and a pregnancy, Roxanne Shanté began to call it quits, which became finalized at the age of 25, in spite of the occasional guest appearance on other hip-hop artists’ records since then. She now has a Ph.D. in psychology with a successful practice, returning to the Queensbridge Projects of her birth in Queens, New York. She is a vegan, is married, and has a son.

Chinese Horoscope for Roxanne Shante
Includes characteristics and Vices
Roxanne Shante's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 17, 1969 - February 05, 1970
Birthday: November 9, 1969

The Rooster is a Yang,
and is the Tenth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Blind Faith

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Roxanne Shante's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: November 9, 1969

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Roxanne Shante's Growth Tarot Card The Emperor

Birthday: November 9, 2018

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.




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