[02/22/18 - 07:39 AM] Video: Life Is a Battle, Here's How Hers Began - "Roxanne Roxanne" Trailer Debut 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.
[via press release from Netflix]
LIFE IS A BATTLE
A NETFLIX FILM
Premieres Globally on Netflix on March 23, 2018
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY | Michael Larnell
CAST | Chanté Adams, Nia Long, Mahershala Ali, Elvis Nolasco, Kevin Phillips, Shenell Edmonds, Adam Horovitz
PRODUCERS | Nina Yang Bongiovi, Mimi Valdes, Forest Whitaker and Pharrell Williams
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS | Michael Y. Chow, Michael Shen and Roxanne Shanté
SYNOPSIS | 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.
Chanté Adams, who stars as Roxanne Shanté, won the 2017 Sundance Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance.