Ms. Melodie, born Ramona Parker, was a member of the original Boogie Down Productions crew and released her first album, Diva, in 1989 on Jive Records.
She is best known for her song “Live On Stage” and her hit single “Hype.”
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 born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is survived by two sons. At this time, her cause of death is unknown.