Lola Monroe is an American rapper, model and actress.
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.
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
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2010||—||—||—||Batteries Not Included|
(featuring Wiz Khalifa)
|"Dark Red Lipstick"||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
|"Get Ya Haters Up"||2010||Los||Shooter|
|"King Los"||2011||The Crown Aint Safe|
|"Shine"||2012||Chevy Woods, Wiz Khalifa||Gang Land|
|"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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