Romona Scott…A.K.A. Ms. Melodie

 KRS-One with Ms. Melodie, who died Tuesday.  Photo by Redferns

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KRS-One with Ms. Melodie, who died Tuesday at 43. The cause was not  immediately disclosed.

RAP DIVA MS. MELODIE, a member of the pioneering hip-hop group Boogie Down  Productions, has died. She was 43.

Multiple music industry websites reported that Ms. Melodie died Tuesday. The  cause of her death was not immediately disclosed.

The Brooklyn-born entertainer, whose real name is Ramona Parker, was the  ex-wife of rapper KRS-One.

In 1988, Ms. Melodie released her first single “Hype According to Ms.  Melodie,” and then a full album, “Diva,” a year later on Jive Records.

One of rap’s first female emcees, Ms. Melodie was also known for her 1989  hit single “Self Destruction” and her groundbreaking video “Live on Stage.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/rap-pioneer-ramona-parker-aka-ms-melodie-member-boogie-productions-ex-wife-krs-one-dead-43-article-1.1117356#ixzz214t6ptDj

 

 

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