The cause of death has not been released.
Parker was born in the Flatbush section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn and signed to Jive records in 1989 where she released her only album Diva. Later releasing Self Destruction, an anti-violence lament, and Live on Stage.
Prior to Diva she released a single in 1988 entitled, “Hype According to Ms. Melodie.”
The rap diva and KRS-One married in 1987 and divorced in 1992. She is survived by her two sons.
Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons noted her death today. “RIP Ms. Melodie. A dope MC,”he tweeted.