Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ms. Melodie

Ms. Melodie (born Ramona L. Parker in 1969 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York) was a female rapper from the 80s.

She was a former member of the Boogie Down Productions and the ex-wife of the group's member, KRS-One. Her younger sister, Harmony was a member of Boogie Down Productions.
In 1988, Ms. Melodie released the mini-album "Hype According to Ms. Melodie" on Jive Records. It's unknown how or if the album made the charts.
In 1989, Ms. Melodie released her full-length debut album "Diva" which didn't chart at all on the Billboard charts.
The first single "Wake Up, Wake Up" which peaked at #20 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart.  Another single "Live on Stage" was also released, but didn't chart.

After that, it seemed as if Ms. Melodie had faded into obscurity. On July 17, 2012, she passed away from unknown causes at the age of 43.

To see a fan-made video for "Wake Up, Wake Up," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUhZSXTeIR0

To see the music video for "Live on Stage," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFCsUJazN4I


[updated on 08\12\12]

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Rest In Peace Ms. Melodie