Ms. Melodie and the Top Female Rappers Who Paved the Way for Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj would not exist without Ms. Melodie and others female rap pioneers who paved the way during the 1980s. Ms. Melodie was a member of Boogie Down Production and was also once married to KRS-One.
Ms. Melodie rapped on the hit “Self Destruction”; released her debut, Diva, on Jive in 1989; and was also featured on Queen Latifah’s “Ladies First.”
Ms. Melodie died on July 17, but her mark on hip-hop will always be remembered.
Click continue to see the other female rap artists who shined during Ms. Melodie’s era.