Monie Love

Born Jul 2, 1970

Simone Gooden, better known by her stage name Monie Love, is an English emcee and former radio personality in the United States. She was a well-respected figure in British hip hop, and made an impact with American hip hop audiences as a protégé of female American emcee Queen Latifah, as well as through her membership in the late 1980s/early 1990s Native Tongues. Love was one of the first BritHop artists to be signed and distributed worldwide by a major record label.… Read More

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  • The Real: Lonie Love Shows Off Weave Tracks And Says “Tamera Got That Good White Folks Hair!” [Video]
    Bossip - Aug 01, 2013
  • Why We Really Need To Flesh Out Movie 'love Interests'
    Huffington Post - Jun 03, 2013
  • Queen Latifah's Royal Style Transformation
    Huffington Post - Mar 18, 2013
  • Dana Oliver: Why I Won't Give Up Big Baubles For Simple Studs
    Huffington Post - Jun 12, 2012


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1970 Birth Born on July 2, 1970.


1989 19 Years Old Love first gained critical and commercial notice in the United States in 1989 for her cameos on Queen Latifah's Grammy Award-winning and pro-woman single "Ladies First", on Adeva's "Ring My Bell", on the Jungle Brothers' single "Doin' Our Own Dang" and on De La Soul's hit single "Buddy". … Read More


1991 21 Years Old Love was featured on her brother Dave Angel's remix of Whitney Houston's R&B hit "My Name Is Not Susan" in 1991, and appeared in the music video alongside Houston.
1992 22 Years Old Love's 1992 single "Full-Term Love", from the Class Act movie soundtrack, reached #7 on the Hot Hip-Hop Singles chart. … Read More


2000 30 Years Old Love's last release as lead artist was the single Slice of Da Pie in 2000. … Read More
2004 34 Years Old From 2004 until the week of 11 December 2006, Love was the morning drive host on Philadelphia's WPHI-FM 100.3.
2006 36 Years Old 1 More Event
The 22 December 2006 edition of the Philadelphia Daily News confirmed that Love left WPHI-FM on amicable terms after contract negotiations stalled.


2015 45 Years Old In 2015, Love became a DJ on Philadelphia's Boom 107.9, hosting a morning show from 6 am to 10 am. … Read More
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