Several sources have confirmed that rapper Ms. Melodie from Boogie Down Productions has died, the Urban Daily reports.
The MC (real name Ramona Parker), who was once married to KRS-One in 1988, released her first single in the same year called “Hype According To Ms. Melodie.” The following year, Diva, was released in 1989 on Jive Records. Her biggest video was “Live On Stage” and gave a memorable performance on the single “Self Destruction.” Ms. Melodie also had the opportunity to appear in Queen Latifah’s video “Ladies First.” The cause of death is unknown, but we will keep you updated as the story unfolds.
Singer Monifah expressed her feelings about Ms Melodie’s death on Twitter:
RIP Miss Melody. Please keep her children, family & loved ones in ur prayers. #HipHopRoyalty— MONIFAH (@THEMONIFAH) July 18, 2012
Life is to be LIVED, fearlessly, in truth, and especially w/LOVE. Give, smell & collect your flowers while they can be enjoyed on this side.— MONIFAH (@THEMONIFAH) July 18, 2012
Wishing God's grace, mercy & love to every1 of my followers. I appreciate your support. Thank you.— MONIFAH (@THEMONIFAH) July 18, 2012
[via Urban Daily]