Shanté, Roxanne (1970–)

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Shanté, Roxanne (1970–)

African-American rap singer. Name variations: Roxanne Shante. Born Lolita Shanté Gooden, Mar 8, 1970, in New York, NY; children: 1 daughter.

At 14, recorded hit debut single,"Roxanne's Revenge," a response to U. T. F. O.'s sexist song, "Roxanne, Roxanne"; other hit singles include "Queen of Rox (Shanté Rox On),""Go on Girl" and "Loosey's Rap"; released album, Bad Sister (1989); as Shanté, released unsuccessful album, The Bitch Is Back (1992); performed in revue, Old School Throwdown III, in NY (1995); released Greatest Hits (1995), which included new single, "Queen Pin"; released single, "BiteThis" (1996).