If you don’t know who Roxanne Shanté is then Netflix’s new movie Roxanne Roxanne should put you on to her true story about how she rose to prominence as one of the most fearsome battle rappers in Queens, New York back in the ’80s.
The biopic, which takes place in the early days of rap, centers around Shanté’s life between the ages 14-18. Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are attached to it, including Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali and Nia Long.
The film is produced by Pharrell & Forrest Whittaker and will see a limited release run in theaters starting March 23. After that, it will premiere on Netflix for everyone else.
The soundtrack for Roxanne Roxanne is curated by Wu-Tang’s RZA.