Hip-Hop Biopic ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’ to Premiere on Netflix Tomorrow

Roxanne, Roxanne, the Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden biopic that premiered at Sundance last year, is making its way to Netflix tomorrow, March 23rd — Check out the official trailer above.

Roxanne rose to prominence as one of the most fearsome battle rappers in Queens, New York back in the 80s when she was just 14 years old.  The film chronicles her teenage years — her brief time in the limelight — when she became one of the greatest rappers in the game.

Roxanne, Roxanne was produced by Pharrell Williams and Forest Whitaker for Netflix, and stars Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, and promises an underdog story of a young girl (played by newcomer Chante Adams), who not only rap-battles but also battles familial demons.  The film was a hit at Sundance, and Adams won Sundance’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance.

Be sure to tune into Netflix beginning March 23rd!