RIP Ms. Melodie – Ramona Parker Has Died

Kevin Ross | Posted Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 - Category: Deaths 2012, Of Interest, URBAN


 width=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 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.