Biography (taken from Wikipedia)
Monie Love was born in the Battersea area of Wandsworth, London. She began her musical career as an emcee in Jus Badd, which featured DJ Pogo, Sparki, and MC Mell’O’. The group released the single “Free Style/Proud” on the independent Tuff Groove record label in 1988. Monie Love then signed to Cooltempo Records and released ‘I Can Do This’. The track was originally going to be released with Tim Westwood but due to the length of time it was taking Monie Love went with Cooltempo instead. She then moved to the USA and appeared on Queen Latifah’s ‘Ladies First’ track in 1989 as well as cameos on Jungle Brothers’ single ‘Doin’ Our Own Dang’ and on De La Soul’s ‘Buddy’. This led her to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, making her one of the few British hip-hop acts released by a major label. She 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.
She released two albums and then in 2014 turned to radio and became a host on Philadelphia’s WPHI-FM 100.3. Monie Love is now a co host with Ed Lover on the Ed Lover Morning Show for Boom 92.1 in Houston, Texas.
Also see JUS BADD