(AllHipHop Features) Some of Hip Hop's finest came out to celebrate Hip Hop legend Roxanne Shante and her story at a private screening of her biopic 'Roxanne Roxanne' at Atlanta's exclusive venue, The Gathering Spot.
I am OTHER, Netflix, Roxanne Shante and Theory Communications recently partnered to host the private screening of the Netflix original film.
Following the screening Chaka Zulu welcomed Roxanne Shante, 'Roxanne Roxanne' star Chanté Adams, Producer & Chief Creator Director for I am OTHER, MiMi Valdes, and Grammy Award-Winning producer, music executive, and Head of Music for I am OTHER , Kawan “KP” Prather, to the stage for a conversation on Roxanne's personal and career journey and her contributions to Hip Hop.
Guests in attendance included David Banner, Killer Mike, Big Gipp (Goodie Mob), Gangsta Boo (Three 6 Mafia), Kool Moe Dee, K. Camp, and more.
AllHipHop had an opportunity to speak with Killer Mike about Roxanne killing the game as a teen, NRA controversy, and more.
AllHipHop: We are here to celebrate Roxanne Shante today at her 'Roxanne Roxanne' ATL post-release screening. Have you seen the film yet?
Killer Mike: Yes of course. I think she's the illest. Like I knew she was the illest when she sent me an autograph when I was a kid. I knew she was the illest when I rapped every word of her record. I knew she was the illest always. She was 15 kicking ass. I'm happy to be here and see her and watch the movie.
AllHipHop: What projects are you currently working on?
Killer Mike: Oh, I Run The Jewels. We just got off tour with Lorde. We were main support for her for the last 6 weeks. We just got off our own world tour. We did 100k people over the summer. [We've] done every major festival. You know just having a ball, making a lot of money, rapping, and doing other stuff.
AllHipHop: How much further as a society would you say we have to go?
Killer Mike: We're 54 years into freedom, and we need to take serious note of the fact that we don't enjoy all the freedoms promised yet. We need to keep fighting.
AllHipHop: Since I have you here, can you clear up the NRA controversy?
Killer Mike: Well there's not a NRA thing. The controversy is around me talking about black gun ownership on a NRA platform and then later on MSNBC. I want black people to focus less on where I said it at, and more on what I said. We've been free for 54 years. You have not exercised every full right promised to you by the constitution. Anyone who tells you not to is an agent or a fool.