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Monie Love

Monie Love

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Monie Love: For The Love Of Monie

Interview by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 17 January 1989

  NOT TOO many British 18 year olds have major record company recording contracts. Not too many British 18 year olds write their own lyrics, have ...

The Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, Solid Posse: Town And Country Club, London

Live Review by Damon Wise, Sounds, 24 March 1990


Monie Love: One Love

Profile and Interview by Steven Daly, Spin, September 1990

Monie Love arrives in this country with a rep as the only British rapper who matters. ...

Monie Love: Down To Earth (Warner Bros.)

Review by Michele Kirsch, Select, October 1990

FEMINIST RAPPER Monie Love uses the word "sister" so much as a term of spiritual endearment to all creatures feminine that it's a dead givaway ...

Monie Love: Down To Earth (Cooltempo)

Review by Caroline Sullivan, Smash Hits, 17 October 1990

RAPPERS ARE always rambling on about themselves in their songs — how completely "slammin'" they are and how laughably "wack" everyone else is. How pleasant, ...

Monie Love turns a phrase and catches a beat

Interview by Steven Daly, Spin, January 1991

SCHOOL'S IN. Listen up as Monie Love explains what it takes to be a good rapper: "You need a good perception of the English language, ...

Monie Love: Down to Earth (Warner Bros.)

Review by Amy Linden, Spin, January 1991

LET'S JUST cut to the chase on this one: Down to Earth is okay. Not great, not bad — just a firm okay. With all ...

Monie Love: Good morning, America!

Interview by Lloyd Bradley, Q, February 1991

Time, once more, to place that seat-back in the upright position, adjust the watch to New York time and take your Battersea-born brand of rap ...

Monie Love: The Nice Ness

Profile and Interview by Amy Linden, Creem, April 1993

BEFORE SHE had even secured a record deal, Simone Johnson, aka Monie Love, was already one of the most in-demand rappers on the burgeoning Afrocentric ...

Monie Love: In a Word or 2 (Warner Bros.)

Review by Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone, 10 June 1993

MONIE LOVE is a good storyteller, an adept rapper and a mediocre songwriter. Her lyrics flow and flow, but on In a Word or 2, ...

Warming up at last — Alexander O'Neal, Dina Carroll, Monie Love: Alexandra Park, London

Live Review by David Toop, The Times, 29 June 1993

SOUL IN THE PARK: David Toop at a north London gathering of night owls in the sunshine ...


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