19
Jul
12

Hip Hop Legend Ms Melodie Passes Away


The legendary Ms. Melodie has been on my mind all year. I’d been asking my old hip hop heads what happened to her and even Google’d her a couple times. At least now I know she’s in a better place.

She was the first female hip hop artist to break down hip hop’s stereotypical trend and show us that a big girl could have the respect and love of her male counterparts.

The former wife of KRS-One, real name Ramona Parker,passed on Thursday at age 43.

She released her first single The Hype According to Ms Melodie in 1988 and her only album Diva in 1989 on Jive Records. Her memorable video Live on Stage featured many famous rappers (unknown at the time.) And who could forget her cameo in the non-violence anthem Self-Destruction. She also appeared in her mentee Queen Latifah’s video Ladies First.

At this time the cause of death is unknown.

 

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