The Archives: Our Classic Sitdown With Roxanne Shante
I had a chance to sit down with the legendary Roxanne Shante years ago, and in this interview we covered everything from how it all began to the downside of the industry. Check out the full interview below. -Kira Ming
G: Let’s start off with where it all began. Such a cliché question but inquiring minds wanna know...how did you first start rhyming?
R: I would have to say that I come from Queens bridge public housing which is one of the largest housing projects in the world basically with 30,000 tenants. DJ Marley Marl happened to live in the building across from me and he worked at the Sergio Valente jean factory and he said, "Uh listen I heard that you could freestyle really well." And I said, "Yeah that’s what they say." He said well I'm willing to lay a beat down if you're willing to say a few rhymes and I said yeah I'll say a few rhymes, but can I get some Sergio Valente jeans? He said OK, and so I actually did my first record which was Roxanne's Revenge for a pair of Sergio Valente jeans.Click Here For The Full Interview
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