Monie Love
British rapper
Monie Love
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.
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The Real: Lonie Love Shows Off Weave Tracks And Says “Tamera Got That Good White Folks Hair!” [Video]
Bossip - over 3 years
What you didn’t see in the clip above, is the girls saying Tamera has beautiful hair… in which Lonie responded “That’s cause she’s got white in her… that’s that good white hair!!” Turn the pages for more…
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Why We Really Need To Flesh Out Movie 'Love Interests'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
On Friday afternoon, the screenwriter Zack Stentz tweeted "My heart sinks when I see a talented actress cast in a role described only as 'love interest of lead.' As filmmakers we have to do better." He's absolutely correct that it's a disappointing lapse in skill that talented writers and directors who are eager to dig into their male characters' father issues, hobbies, unusual skills, and music tastes don't seem to feel it incumbent upon themselves to write rich complementary roles for the women those men are supposed to be in love with. But it's a tweet that raises an important question to go along with the creative one. What are we supposed to think of male heroes who sleep with or date blanks?
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Queen Latifah's Royal Style Transformation
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Queen Latifah was known for wearing crowns when she first entered the industry. Today, the star continues to wear many hats. Born Dana Owens in Newark, New Jersey, Latifah started her reign in the late '80s with her debut rap single, "Wrath of My Madness." Her melodic lyrics and Afrocentric outfits caught the attention of hip-hop's greatest, and she went on to sign with Tommy Boy Records. Latifah's debut album, "All Hail the Queen," climbed the Billboard charts thanks to the feminist record "Ladies First" featuring English emcee Monie Love. Latifah sharpened her acting skills in popular '90s flicks like "House Party 2" and "Jungle Fever." Her recurring role as Will Smith's friend Dee-Dee on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" brought her full figure into the limelight. But the focus on her size didn't stop Latifah from landing her own FOX sitcom, "Living Single." No one wore a three-piece suit quite like her character Khadijah. As she cemented mainstream success with a ...
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Dana Oliver: Why I Won't Give Up Big Baubles For Simple Studs
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
I had my ears pierced just six weeks after being born. As soon as my doctor said it was okay, Mom dressed up my tiny earlobes with 24-karat gold studs. And I haven't stepped out without earrings since. When it comes to jewelry, I not only like to make a statement, I like to be heard. Before leaving my apartment each morning, I pile on at least three gold bracelets on top of a big face watch -- creating a high-pitched sound similar to steel drums when I move my arms about or place hands on my hips. And while I've recently upped my collection of bib-like necklaces in flashy metals and bright beads, I'm obsessed with heavy earrings. My infatuation with lobe-bending jewels was sparked by my older cousins Kimberly and Brigetta. Emulating female rappers of the '80s like Salt-N-Pepa, Queen Latifah and Monie Love, they'd snap on thick, bronze door knockers that matched their asymmetrical haircuts. When I begged my mother for a pair, she only gave in to gold hoops. Yet, this w ...
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Losing Left Eye - Lisa Lopes
Clash - almost 5 years
Ten years ago this month the music industry lost one of it’s brightest stars: Lisa Lopes. Daring, candid, vibrant and unapologetic; Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes was the ‘Crazy’ to Chilli’s ‘Sexy’ and T-Boz’s ‘Cool’ in the Atlantic R&B girl-group that would go on to conquer the music charts and change the way women were seen in a male dominated industry. As the world was still mourning the loss of R&B superstar Aaliyah in the summer of 2001, initial reactions to the news of the tragic death of ‘Left-Eye’ in Honduras, Central America, was that of disbelief. Although Lisa’s passing was felt the world over by the millions of fans she had gathered over the ten years she had spent in the group TLC, for Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozanda ‘Chilli’ Thomas the loss was inconceivable. When speaking to the remaining members of the group last year, they described how initially they believed the news of her death was just another of Lisa’s many ‘practical jokes’. “Not that long b ...
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Devil's Pie Presents The Native Tongues Tribute Mix - The Smoking Section
Google News - over 5 years
From Monie Love and Queen Latifah to Black Sheep and the Jungle Brothers, the Native Tongues are one of the deepest crews in Hip-Hop history even if you leave out De La Soul and Tribe, both unquestionably among the greatest groups of all time
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'Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest' - A Review: Can ... - Memphis Commercial Appeal (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Part Kevin Burns-esque rap history lesson (among those who offer testimonials to the Tribe's importance are Questlove, Mike D, Common and Monie Love), part reality-TV-style behind-the-scenes melodrama, part exercise in '90s nostalgia, the documentary
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Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts: A 2011 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Recap and ... - Birthplace Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
You would have been impressed, even if you were not a hardcore hip hop fan, of the abilities displayed by his “friends,” particularly the rapid-fire, nostalgia-inspiring delivery of Monie Love, the confident style and intelligent lyrics of The Roots'
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Rant 'N' Roll: Looking Back At 1991 - Aquarian Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Great albums were released by Paul McCartney, Sting, Ice-T, John Prine, The Geto Boys, REM, NWA, Marshall Crenshaw, Ice Cube, Natalie Cole, Public Enemy, Michael Jackson, Scarface, Bonnie Raitt, Monie Love and Roger McGuinn. • On the concert stage,
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Reality League Scorecard: The Situation Goes Twinning - Grantland (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Monie Love attempts to resurrect her hip-hop career in the concrete jungle on … Love In The Wild. Wes (The Challenge, Kang): -10 points. Wes' best attempt at making Cara Maria cry was to say, “You are very immature. You are not deep enough for me
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Joyner Family Reunion fattens show lineup - Florida Courier
Google News - over 5 years
The ladies of hip-hop – Da Brat, Monie Love and L'il Mo – will do a special performance for Reunion attendees. Comedy is well represented as well, with funnymen Marvin Dixon, Kier Spates, Huggy Lowdown, Chris Paul and more all scheduled to be part of
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Rap claims its place in music history - Independent Online
Google News - over 5 years
This included Jungle Brothers, female MCs Monie Love and Queen Latifah, and A Tribe Called Quest, another group that earnt critical acclaim. A Tribe Called Quest didn't realise the same commercial success as De La Soul, but over the years, they emerged
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'Tribe Called Quest' documentary illuminating - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
The most illuminating section of the film deals with the origin of the Native Tongues movement that featured alliances and collaborations with the Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, Monie Love, Black Sheep and Queen Latifah. Together, the Native Tongues
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Hip-hop moments that shook the world - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
This included Jungle Brothers, female MCs Monie Love and Queen Latifah, and A Tribe Called Quest, another group that earnt critical acclaim. A Tribe Called Quest didn't realise the k same commercial success as De La Soul, but over the years,
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A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dog Heads to the Tivoli Tonight For Documentary ... - Riverfront Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Beats, Rhymes & Life includes interviews from the Beastie Boys, Mos Def, Pharrell, Pete Rock, De La Soul, Santigold, Kanye West, Monie Love, Large Professor, the Jungle Brothers and Common. According to staff at the Tivoli, tickets for the 7:30 pm
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Buggin' out - Detroit Metro Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
A chorus of famous contemporaries including De La Soul, Monie Love, the Roots and the Beastie Boys all pop up to sing the group's praises, but they rarely get below the surface. The absence of context is curious, especially when Jive Records president
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Movie Review: Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest - Blogcritics.org (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
With cameos by artists such as Pharrell Williams of the hip-hop group NERD, Busta Rhymes, Common, and female rapper Monie Love, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest follows Tribe throughout their reunion on the 2008 Rock The Bells
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All access to A Tribe Called Quest - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
... inside the struggles and strife of the band, and a cultural history of a movement whose key players also included such chilled-out and consciousness-raising rap ambassadors as Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, and Black Sheep
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Q-Tip and Monie Love - Monie In The Middle (HD) Live at the 2011 Brooklyn Hip ... - YouTube
Google News - over 5 years
Q-Tip and surprise guest Monie Love - Monie In The Middle (HD) Live at the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival in Brooklyn, New York City - July 16, 2011 - Headlined by Q-Tip and friends (Video # 1 of 11 from the concert) (Filmed with a Panasonic DMC-ZS7
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Monie Love
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 44
    In 2015, Love became a DJ on Philadelphia's Boom 107.9, hosting a morning show from 6 am to 10 am.
    More Details Hide Details Monie Love is now a co host with Ed Lover on the Ed Lover Morning Show for Boom 102.9 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 35
    Love's departure from WPHI followed soon after her December 2006 interview with Young Jeezy, where the two argued over whether hip hop is dead.
    More Details Hide Details Love is also an official MySpace.com DJ, according to her Myspace page. Love resides in Miami, Florida, and is a single mother to four children. She has a radio show on XM Satellite Radio called Ladies First Radio with Monie Love. It airs Thursdays 6 PM ET and Sundays 8 PM ET.
    The 22 December 2006 edition of the Philadelphia Daily News confirmed that Love left WPHI-FM on amicable terms after contract negotiations stalled.
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  • 2004
    Age 33
    From 2004 until the week of 11 December 2006, Love was the morning drive host on Philadelphia's WPHI-FM 100.3.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    Love's last release as lead artist was the single Slice of Da Pie in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013, she was featured on the track "Sometimes" by Ras Kass, from his album Barmageddon.
  • 1992
    Age 21
    Love's 1992 single "Full-Term Love", from the Class Act movie soundtrack, reached #7 on the Hot Hip-Hop Singles chart.
    More Details Hide Details Love collaborated with Marley Marl on her second album, In a Word or 2 (1993), which featured the Prince-produced single "Born To B.R.E.E.D." (which reached #1 on the Hot Dance Music chart and #7 on the Hot Rap Singles chart), as well as a re-release of "Full-Term Love". The same year, Prince asked her to write lyrics for a few songs on a side-project, Carmen Electra's eponymous album, Carmen Electra.
  • 1991
    Age 20
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 18
    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".
    More Details Hide Details The acclaim led her to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, making Love one of the few British hip-hop efforts released by a major label. Love also has a place in hip-hop history as a member of the Native Tongues, a collective that included Queen Latifah, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, the Jungle Brothers, and a number of other acts. Her versatility was demonstrated with her involvement in the emerging popularity of house music with her own single "Grandpa's Party" as well as providing rap for the Dancin' Danny D Remix of Adeva's house hit "Respect". Love's debut album, Down To Earth, spawned two, Grammy-nominated hits, "Monie in the Middle" (a track dealing with a woman's right to determine what she wants out of a relationship) and "It's a Shame (My Sister)" (which sampled The Spinners' "It's a Shame", written for the band by Stevie Wonder) and featured house-music vocalist and then-labelmate Ultra Naté. The album reached #26 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Love also appears on the song titled "United" from Inner City's third album, Praise.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on July 2, 1970.
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