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Roxanne Shante Threatened to Beat Him Up

As Nas was beginning to plot his strategy into the music  game, he and his friends were spitting rhymes in their Queensbridge projects hallway when rap superstar Roxanne Shante walked in the building. She heard the small crew rapping and was impressed. She asked the crew to open for her at one of the Queensbridge park jams scheduled fora few weeks later. Nas and his friends readily accepted, but didn’t take it as serious as they should have. A week or two later Roxanne Shante came back to see how their set was coming along and Nas and company kept messing up and laughing. Shante was fuming. She told them, “If y’all don’t have your routine down the next time I see y’all, I’m f**king y’all up!” She must have scared the living crap out of them because they pulled it together for the next time.

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