The Real Roxanne

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The Real Roxanne
Birth name Elease Brenda Jack
Also known as Elease Jack, Lisa Jack
Born July 24, 1968
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip-hop
Occupation(s) Emcee
Years active 1983-present
Labels Select Records
Associated acts UTFO
Howie Tee

The Real Roxanne (born Elease Brenda Jack, July 24, 1968) is an American female hip hop emcee who recorded for Select Records.

Elease was born in Queens, New York. In the 1980s she, Roxanne Shanté, and others were engaged in the Roxanne Wars, a series of answer records inspired by UTFO's hit song "Roxanne, Roxanne," being the officially sanctioned artist in response to all of the answer records.


The role of The Real Roxanne was originally filled by a different woman, Elease Jack, who recorded the first single The Real Roxanne under the character's name.



  • The Real Roxanne (1984) - US R&B #30[1]


  • "The Real Roxanne" (Elease Jack as Roxanne with U.T.F.O.) (1985)


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