Rap answer records were once the perfect vehicle for attention-seeking new jacks. Can't get your record on Red Alert's show? Just rip off a hit beat and dis the original artist! Shante's high-pitched voice and amusing put-downs proved to be the perfect antidote to an era of shout rap—over the theme music to Gilligan's Island, no less. The other 500 Roxanne answer records? Not so much.