Monday, August 24, 2009

Roxanne Shante [Music Monday]

Yesterday, I wrote about Dr. Roxanne Shante, who was one of the first female hip-hop stars. Her music often confronts sexual stereotypes, double standards, and undue sexual pressure from men. I'm not very fluent in hip-hop, but Shante's voice is smooth and even, particularly for her age.

The song that made her famous, Roxanne's Revenge:

And the uncensored version (done in one take at the age of 14):

I love her stage presence here:

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