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Nia Long Speaks On "Roxanne Roxanne"

In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC. Watch Nia Long, who stopped by BUILD to discuss the film, "Roxanne Roxanne."

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