Ms. Melodie of Boogie Down Productions dies at 43 !!

Its saddens my heart to tell this story, Boogie Down Productions member Ms. Melodie has died at age 43. The cause of death is currently unknown.  Melodie (real name Ramona Parker) rose to hip-hop fame in 1988 with the release of her first single, “Hype According to Ms. Melodie”, and followed a year later with her debut album, Diva, released on Jive/RCA Records. She was closely associated with the celebrated Bronx-based outfit Boogie Down Productions, and was married to the group’s frontman KRS-One, until the couple’s divorce in 1992. It feels like a lot of my childhood HipHop icons are passing away at a alarming rate. My blessings go out to her family....

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