Rapper Ms. Melodie, (born Ramona Parker) ex-wife of KRS-ONE and from Boogie Down Productions has died.

If you’re from my generation, you’ll remember “I’m Ms. Melodie and I’ma born-again rebel…” from “Self Destruction.”

Ms. Melodie released her first single in 1988 called “Hype According to Ms. Melodie” and one album, Diva in 1989 on Jive Records. Her video “Live On Stage” was one of her biggest hits and she made a memorable appearance on the 1989 single “Self Destruction” and 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.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.