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London rapper Monie Love had a minor hit in the UK with the Whispers-sampling "I Can Do This" before relocating to the US. She first gained critical and commercial notice across the pond in 1989 for her cameos in Queen Latifah's "Ladies First", in the Jungle Brother's "Doin' Our Own Dang", and in De La Soul's hit single, the remix of "Buddy". The acclaim led her to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, making Love one of the few British rappers signed to a major label.Read More...
Love has a place in hip hop history as a member of the Native Tongues Posse, a positive-minded rap collective which included Queen Latifah, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, and Black Sheep.
Love's debut album, Down To Earth, spawned two, Grammy-nominated hits, "Monie In The Middle", and "It's a Shame (My Sister)". The album reached #26 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Monie In The Middle - 14,755 plays
- It's a Shame (My Sister) - 21,851 plays
- It's A Shame - 17,263 plays
- Grandpa's Party - 6,094 plays
- It's a Shame (My Sister) [feat. True Image] - 4,640 plays
- I Can Do This (Uptown Mix) - 3,562 plays
- Work It Out - 3,101 plays
- R U Single - 1,650 plays
- Ring My Bell - 1,618 plays
- Down To Earth - 3,802 plays