LoLa Monroe

LoLa Monroe

Lola Monroe is an American rapper, model and actress.

Early life

Monroe was born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington D.C. She is of mixed Trinidadian and Ethiopian descent.

She began writing poems and songs at the age of 12.


Monroe made her acting debut in the Wendy Williams biopic Queen of Media and later acted in Crazy like a Fox. She began modeling and appearing in music videos for various artists. She later became LoLa Monroe in 2007; "Monroe" is a reference to the actress, model, film producer and singer Marilyn Monroe.

In June 2009, Monroe released her first mixtape, Boss Bitch's World. In October, she released her second mixtape, The Lola Monroe Chronicles: The Art of Motivation. She also released her collaboration mixtape Untouchables later the same year.
In September 2010, Monroe released her mixtape's first single, "Overtime". A video for the song was also recorded and premiered on 106 & Park. In December 2010, LoLa released her fourth mixtape, Batteries Not Included.

Monroe was nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards of 2011.

Artists who have influenced her musical style include Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur, MC Lyte, Salt-n-Pepa, Trina and Lauryn Hill.


Collaborative albums

    2012: TBA (with Taylor Gang)


    2009: Boss Bitch's World
    2009: The Lola Monroe Chronicles: The Art of Motivation
    2009: Untouchables (with Lil' Boosie)
    2010: Batteries Not Included Hosted by DJ Holiday
    2012: Lipstick & Pistols Hosted by DJ Ill Will


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
(featuring Trina)
2010 Batteries Not Included
(featuring Wiz Khalifa)
2012 Non-album single
"Dark Red Lipstick" Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Get Ya Haters Up" 2010 Los Shooter
"King Los" 2011 The Crown Aint Safe
"Shine" 2012 Chevy Woods, Wiz Khalifa Gang Land
"Transit" Chevy Woods
"Lick It (U Nasty)" Kid Ink N/A
"Bonnie & Clyde" Los
"Rain" Dew Baby Dew Jack City
"Actin Up" (Remix) Trina, 3D Na'Tee N/A
"Like Mine" Berner, Wiz Khalifa Urban Farmer


2009 Before I Self Destruct Mona Direct-to-video DVD
2010 Crazy Like a Fox Pier Angeli Direct-to-video DVD
2010 Video Girl Jessica Full-length film

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actress, ethiopian born actress, models, LoLa Monroe, ethiopian born rapper, ethiopian born model, fashion model, rapper, models


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