b. Adelaida Martinez. One of a strange flurry of rapping namesakes to emerge in the late 80s, after the release of U.T.F.O.’s ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’. This Puerto Rican female MC, based in New York, was probably the most talented, releasing a powerful debut album aided by the production genius of Jam Master Jay (Run DMC), Howie Tee and Full Force, who were behind U.T.F.O.’s original ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’, and discovered Martinez when she was waitressing in Brooklyn. Sadly, when the ‘Roxanne’ fracas finally died down, she was left without a bandwagon to hitch her career to.
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