FACTOID # 24: Looking for table makers? Head to Mississippi, with an overwhlemingly large number of employees in furniture manufacturing.
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > Roxanne Shanté

Roxanne Shanté is an American hip hop vocalist, best known for her hit "Roxanne's Revenge". Her career began unusually, as she ran into three men talking about U.T.F.O., who had recently cancelled their performance at a show they were performing. Shante offered to record an answer to U.T.F.O.'s recent hit, "Roxanne, Roxanne", which was about a woman who would not notice them. The men agreed and the result was "Roxanne's Revenge", a confrontational and profane song that made her a star within the hip hop community. Her early tracks were all produced by Marley Marl, one of rap music's most influential producers. Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Marlon Williams (born September 30, 1962 in Queens, New York City), better known as Marley Marl, produced rappers like Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shanté, Kool G Rap, MC Shan and Master Ace; as well as King Tee and LL Cool J. He was also important in the career...

Aside from "Roxanne's Revenge", her career has not been entirely successful. In 1986 (see 1986 in music), she and Rick James had a hit with "Loosey's Rap". In 2000 (see 2000 in music) she collaborated with UK producer Mekon on the track "What's going on?". She also took part in a series of sprite commercials in the late 1990s. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... Rick James (James Ambrose Johnson, Jr. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1999 in music, 2000 in music (UK), other events of 2000, 2001 in music, 2000s in music and the list of years in music Events January 14 - Rolling Stone magazine reveals that the two children of Melissa Etheridge and her partner, Julie Cypher, were fathered by David Crosby... Mekon, also known as Agent Provocateur, was born as John Gosling in the UK. He is a big beat musician and worked together with artists such as Schoolly D, Roxanne Shanté, Marc Almond and Afrika Bambaataa. ... Sprite is a clear, lemon-lime-flavored (called lemonade in Australia), non-caffeinated soft drink, produced by the Coca-Cola Company. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM...

  Results from FactBites:
Roxanne Shante Biography (326 words)
Shante came to prominence at the tender age of 14 via her related answer record to U.T.F.O.'s 1984 rap hit, ' Roxanne, Roxanne'.
Shante was still only 14 years old, and forced to stay away form school because of all the attention.
By 1986, Shante was being edged from the centre of the female rap stage by The Real Roxanne (Adelaida Martinez) and her turntable wizard Hitman Howie Tee.
MSN Encarta - Romania (1012 words)
  More results at FactBites »



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m