Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Netflix has released a new trailer for its upcoming biopic Roxanne Roxanne. The film chronicles rise of hip hop starlet Roxanne Shante and stars Oscar winning actor Mahershala Ali, Nia Long and newcomer Chanté Adams.

In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita “Roxanne Shante” Gooden was well on her way to becoming a Hip-Hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets.

Roxanne Roxanne comes from the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope and was written and directed by Michael Larnell.  It was also produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker, Mimi Valdes, and Pharrell Williams.

Roxanne Roxanne premieres on March 23.

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