Unsung: Roxanne Shanté Went from Shoplifting to Battle Rapping
When her mother started struggling with alcoholism, Roxanne Shanté did what she could to survive. Her future seemed dark until a chance encounter changed everything.
For five decades and counting Betty Wright has brought the “real” to R&B, with a powerful voice and sassy delivery that produced over ten top twenty hits. But those songs reflected aspects of a harder life, as label troubles and family tragedy threatened to silence her voice.