It’s with great sadness that we report on the loss of one of hip-hop’s most influential female voices. Ms. Melodie, perhaps best known as rolling with the Boogie Down Productions crew, has passed away from unknown causes. The Brooklyn native (real name: Ramona Parker) was also married to BDP leader KRS-One for some time.
Our thoughts go out to Parker and her family. Below, you can listen to some of her biggest singles, including perhaps her most prominent cut, “Hype According To Ms. Melodie”. R.I.P. [via]