Ms. Melodie of the Boogie Down Productions collective led by KRS-One passed away last evening. As a rap pioneer, she helped female MCs gain recognition and credit for their artistry with the release of her album, Diva, in 1989.
Ms. Melodie, who’s real name is Ramona Parker, is the ex-wife of KRS-One and a native of Brooklyn, NY. She is survived by two sons. At this time, the cause of her death is unknown.
Check out some of her work below.