Rest In Peace Ms. Melodie

Ms. Melodie, ex-wife of KRS-ONE and a prominent member of the Boogie Down Productions crew, passed away today according to numerous news sources.

Ms. Melodie, born Ramona Parker was a member of the influential Boogie Down Productions crew and released her first album, Diva in 1989 on Jive Records.

She is best known for her hit video, “Live On Stage” and her hit single “Hype According to Ms. Melodie.”

Her most memorable performance was on the 1989 single “Self Destruction” and she also has a cameo in Queen Latifah’s video “Ladies First.”

Ms. Melodie was a native of Brooklyn, NY and is survived by two sons. At this time, her cause of death is unknown. would like to send condolences to the family, friends and fans of Melodie!

  1. Wow !, im really sorry to hear this news. Not too long ago I wrote out some lyrics from various female rappers for my friend to read since he is currently serving time. He enjoys reading the lyrics and I thought it would be refreshing for him to read some lyrics from some of the female greats from back in the day and she was one of them in my opinion. When I think of BDP I think of her and her little sister which went by the name Harmony. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Melodie and her extended family. I remember KRS ONE losing a son not too long ago as well. I wondered if it was a child that he had with Ms.Melodie or someone else he is currently with.? My thoughts and prayers are with him as well.

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