Doctor Roxanne Shante? No Effin' Way!

Aug 26, 2009 Full story: eurthisnthat.com 7
“Yo Kangol/Yeah, wassup man?/There go that girl they call Roxanne?” Those of us who came of age in the 80s remember the “U.T.F.O.” classic “Roxanne, Roxanne.” If so then you also remember there were several rebuttals to the song by women who each claimed themselves to be the “real” Roxanne.

One of them was Roxanne Shante and the then 14 year old scored a hit with “Roxanne’s Revenge,” which sold 250,000 copies, a considerable amount at the time. Walter Dawkins of the New York Daily News recently caught with the now Ivy League educated, Dr Roxanne Shante, Phd.

“This is a story that needs to be told,” Shante said. “I’m an example that you can be a teenage mom, come from the projects, and be raised by a single parent, and you can still come out of it a doctor.”

Some people look at the 1980s rappers still making money (LL Cool J and Rev. Run to name a few) and assume they all made out ok, but that’s a misnomer to be sure. The good doctor told the Daily News it was a mess from the very start.

“Everybody was cheating with the contracts, stealing and telling lies,” she said. “And to find out that I was just a commodity was heartbreaking.”

But Shante, then 19, remembered a clause in her Warner Music recording contract: The company would fund her education for life. She eventually cashed in, earning a Ph.D. in psychology from Cornell to the tune of $217,000 - all covered by the label.

But getting Warner Music to cough up the dough was a battle because ... Read more

“Aye!!!!!”

Since: Apr 09

Dayton, Ohio

#1 Aug 26, 2009
Roxanne Roxanne... I wanna be yo man! Lol.
WOW WOW WOW

Saint Petersburg, FL

#2 Aug 27, 2009
RBALLA wrote:
Roxanne Roxanne... I wanna be yo man! Lol.
You just outed yourself.

Everyone thought you were one.

Now they KNOW you are one.

LESBIAN predatress......

Ladies look out, a lesbo stalker is after your coochie.

“Aye!!!!!”

Since: Apr 09

Dayton, Ohio

#3 Aug 27, 2009
WOW WOW WOW wrote:
<quoted text>
You just outed yourself.
Everyone thought you were one.
Now they KNOW you are one.
LESBIAN predatress......
Ladies look out, a lesbo stalker is after your coochie.
Dumb azz. That was some lyrics part of a song she made way back in the day. Next time, get yo shit together.
CUERO SLIM

United States

#4 Aug 27, 2009
WOW WOW WOW wrote:
<quoted text>
You just outed yourself.
Everyone thought you were one.
Now they KNOW you are one.
LESBIAN predatress......
Ladies look out, a lesbo stalker is after your coochie.
If you knew anything about hip hop then you would have know that those were lyrics to a song. You just outted yourself lesbo!

“Das raht!”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#5 Aug 27, 2009
She is very smart!
ASWAD YAHYA

United States

#6 Aug 27, 2009
Great story about Ms. Shante or now I should say Dr. Shante.

She had one or two its and after the fame was gone the Record company was gone. But se came out on top by forcing them to honor the contract by paying for her education.

“Gods operate on the spiritual”

Since: Jul 09

devils operate on the physical

#7 Aug 27, 2009
ASWAD YAHYA wrote:
Great story about Ms. Shante or now I should say Dr. Shante.
She had one or two its and after the fame was gone the Record company was gone. But se came out on top by forcing them to honor the contract by paying for her education.
very smart

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