Ms. Melodie (aka Romona Parker) of Boogie Down Productions fame has been confirmed dead this afternoon. Anonymous sources confirmed the tragic news to TheUrbanDaily.com, although the cause is still unknown.
Melodie, a Brooklyn, New York native, appeared on “Self Destruction” from the Stop The Violence Movement. She also appeared on Queen Latifah’s hit “Ladies First.” A longtime affiliate of B.D.P., Melodie was also the first wife of the group’s front-man, KRS-One. When the pair split in the early 1990s, Melodie stepped away from Hip Hop, as Boogie Down Productions spawned the solo careers of KRS, D-Nice and others.
Melodie was mentioned in Nas’ 2006 song “Where Are They Now?” as the Queens, New York emcee stated, “I hope she packin’ a bankroll.”
RIP. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her loved ones.