Ms. Melodie of Boogie Down Productions Reported Dead

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By: VIBE / July 18, 2012

Today is another mournful day for hip-hop heads. Ms. Melodie of Boogie Down Productions has died, as reported by TheUrbanDaily.

The Brooklyn-born rapper, whose real name is Ramona Parker, was the former wife of KRS-One. In 1988, Melodie released her first single “Hype According to Ms. Melodie,” and then her album Diva, one year later on Jive Records. One of her biggest hits was her video for “Live on Stage.” She also made a memorable appearance on the single “Self Destruction” and was able to have a cameo in Queen Latifah’s video “Ladies First.”

The cause of death has yet to be determined. The emcee is survived by two sons.