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 influential Boogie Down Productions crew and released her first album, Diva, in 1989 on Jive Records. She is best known for her hit video, “Live On Stage” and her hit single “Hype According to Ms. Melodie.” 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 a native of Brooklyn, NY and is survived by two sons. At this time, her cause of death is unknown.