- Original title
- Running time
- 100 min.
- United States
Chanté Adams, Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, Elvis Nolasco, Curtiss Cook, Tonye Patano, Sean Ringgold, Eden Duncan-Smith, Mitchell Edwards, Jermel Howard, Kevin Phillips, Meryl Jones Williams, Charlie Hudson III, Shenell Edmonds, Caleb Eberhardt
Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions, IamOTHER Entertainment
Drama | Hip Hop. Independent Film (US)
- 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 Shanté" 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 of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC.
: Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performance
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