News: KRS-One's Ex-Wife, Boogie Down Productions Member Dead?

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 9:58PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap veteran KRS-One's ex-wife Ms. Melodie, who was also a member of his Boogie Down Productions, reportedly passed away this week.

Reports of her unexpected death surfaced online Wednesday (July 18) night.

Ms. Melodie, member of the legendary Boogie Down Productions and ex-wife of BDP founder KRS-ONE has reportedly passed away. The Brooklyn native born Ramona Parker was signed to Jive Records where she released her debut album Diva back in 1989. Ms Melodie carved a name for herself in the hip-hop circuit thanks to memorable songs such as "Hype According To Ms. Melodie" and "Live On Stage." One of Melodie's latter appearances took place in the classic BDP led "Stop The Violence" video for the song "Self Destruction." "I'm Ms. Melodie and aim a born again rebel" the raptress spit over the funky tune. According to reports no cause of death has been revealed. (RapFix)

Melodie and Boogie Down Productions founder KRS-One divorced in the early 1990's.

Notable MC Ms. Melodie, real name Ramona Scott, has passed away. The rapper was married to KRS-One and was a member of his legendary Boogie Down Productions (BDP) group until the couple divorced in 1992. (BET)

There are some reports which suggest the death could be a hoax.

Ms. Melodie of Boogie Down Productions has died, according to the "Twitterverse." Global Grind has reported on the death, but only cites anonymous sources, so before anyone gets upset about the passing of Ms. Melodie, it could still be a hoax as of now. (IBTimes)

Melodie is widely known for her mainstream popularity in the early 1990's.

The star, real name Ramona Scott, wed KRS-One in 1987 and became an influential member of his Boogie Down Productions crew. She released her only album, Diva, in 1989 and scored hits with her tracks Live On Stage, Hype According to Ms. Melodie, Wake Up, Wake Up and 1989's Self Destruction. Scott also made a cameo appearance in the video for her pal Queen Latifah's Ladies First tune and guest starred in comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans' film I'm Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. Scott and KRS-One divorced in 1992. (Toronto Sun)

Check out Ms. Melodie's music below:

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