This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

July 24th – The Real Roxanne was born Elease Brenda Jack in Queens, New York, on this day in 1968.

The Real Roxanne concept was born out of the classic 1984 U.T.F.O. hit single “Roxanne, Roxanne”, produced by Full Force, on Select Records.

“Roxanne, Roxanne” sparked a wave of answer records that created the now classic “Roxanne Wars”, including one by Roxanne Shante.

The Real Roxanne, and her hit answer record of the same name, also released on Select was the officially sanctioned one.

The Real Roxanne would eventually be replaced by Adelaida Martinez.