LoLa Monroe Biography
Lola Monroe (Fershgenet Melaku) previously known as “Angel Melaku” is an Ethiopian-American rapper, model and actress. Best known through her portfolio photoshoots being selected by the Black Men Magazine in 2006. She came up to be the first international Model residing the D.C area, She is also the co-founder of her company label titled “Blue Rose Entertainment”.
LoLa Monroe Age
Lola was born on October 23, 1986. she is currently 32 years old as of 2018.
LoLa Monroe Family|Early Life
She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her birth name was Fershgenet Melaku but she changed it to Lola Monroe in 2007. The new name was inspired by her love for American filmmaker, actress, singer, and model Marilyn Monroe. She was raised in Washington D.C. in the United States. Her parents are both of Ethiopian and Trinidadian descent, making her have mixed ethnicity, she equally holds American nationality.
When she was 12 years old, Lola started developing an interest in the entertainment biz and began to write songs and poems at that very age. She also acquired education but information regarding her educational background has not been disclosed to the media yet.
LoLa Monroe Career
Monroe’s modelling career began in 2006 after she came in contact with Mike Styles who is a photographer and her now manager named Michelle Vieyra. She started by appearing in urban magazines including Black Men Magazine issue and Smooth Girl Magazine.
Later on, she appeared as a hip-hop model for famous artists including 50 Cent, Kanye West, and Buster Rhymes just to mention a few. She continued to garner much fame and was involved in high profile music videos as well as top magazines.
Lola decided to quit modelling in 2007 so she could focus on her music career. She became the first international rapper from Washington D.C. She released her first mixtape titled Boss Bitch’s World in 2007. Later in the same year, she released another mixtape titled The Lola Monroe Chronicles: The Art of Motivation as well as her joint mixtape titled Untouchables. In 2010, Lola released her first single titled Overtime and her fourth mixed tape titled Batteries Not Included. Following her unique and brilliant impact in the world of hip-hop, Lola was nominated for the Best Female Hip-Hip Artist at the 2011 BET Awards.
She also joined Wiz Khalifa in the label named Taylor Gang and she was the first lady to be a part of the gang. While she was there, she released a mixtape titled Lipstick & Pistols, and B.B (Boss Bitch) Feat. Chevy Woods and Juicy J. in 2013. The talented rapper made her exit from the Taylor Gang in 2013, forming her own label called Blue Rose Entertainment.
She made her film debut when she starred in Wendy Williams’s biopic film titled Queen of Media. She later went on to star in other movies including Before I Self Destruct in 2009, Crazy Like a Fox in 2010, Video Girl in 2010 and The Platinum Life Series in 2017.
LoLa Monroe Net Worth
Lola has an estimated net worth of 600,000 dollars as of 2019.
LoLa Monroe Boyfriend
Monroe has been in a relationship with King Los for quite a long time now. “Carlos Coleman” popularly known by his stage name King Los is a renowned American rapper, singer, and record producer best known for his mixtapes including Becoming King, The Crown Ain’t Safe, and G.O.A.T. On Christmas day 2012; Lola announced that she and her partner King Los are expecting a child. Later on, the duo welcomed their son named “Brixton Royal Coleman” in 2013.
LoLa Monroe Songs
- Divas gettin Money
- Dark Red Lipstick
- Band up
LoLa Monroe Filmography
- Before i Self Destruct 2009
- Crazy Like A Fox 2010
- Video Girl 2010
- The Platinum Life 2017
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LoLa Monroe Interview
“Interview on XXL”
You had a crazy year with the birth of your baby. Did it stop you from working on this mixtape?
I actually finished the mixtape before I even got on tour. What held it up was contracts and business. It was done. I was on tour six months pregnant, so believe me nothing is stopping my work. So, it was already done. What was holding me back was the deals with contracts. I didn’t feel like there was no need to pause and stop. Except, maybe like two months–the month I had the baby and the following month trying to get myself together. Other than that, there was no need to. I feel like as a women, we’re very strong. We are able to do anything we put our mind to. You just have to keep it going.
How has it been balancing being a mom and a musician? Is it difficult for you?
I wouldn’t say difficult. Its all about figuring out the balance. Once you figure that out, everything will go smooth. But now, I also have another priority. Thank God I have a great support around me. Los is the most amazing father. He’s really, really supporative. He’s right there. He’s hands on. It makes things a little easier. When you do have that, you need to balance it out with someone else. It’s going smooth.
Juicy J is featured on two tracks here. What did you learn from him while you guys were in the studio?
He would always tell me, “Be you and go into your D.C. back.” He was listening to my stuff before we even met. He listened back and he was aware of it. He was like, “Stick with that. Don’t change.” When I would get in the studio and work with him, I would be able to tap into things that makes me really comfortable.
You have Azealia Banks on a track called “Dark Red Lipstick (Remix)”. Why did you want to collaborate with her?
She killed her verse. I think Azealia is dope. I love her flow. I love what she brings. She does a lot of stuff with house music. I love house. I think she’s a dope artist. She heard the song “Dark Red Lipstick” and she hit me up and was like, “I love ‘Dark Red Lipstick!’” I was like, “Well, bitch, get on it!” That would be great. I know she would kill it. She send me her verse and it was so hard.
Where do you see yourself among other female MCs?
My whole thing is I don’t compare myself to them. I feel like my story, my look, my background. The fact that I came from a different part of the industry and I made a transition that no one else has speaks for itself. So, I have no limitations. I kind of don’t compare myself to who might be beside me or around me. I feel like my story hasn’t been told where I come from. Any of it. I am just in my own lane.
What’s your story right now?
Coming from a struggle. Being able to make it out. I had to grow in front of the world. I started rapping and putting out music in front of the world. So, I wasn’t like these other artists where I was able to make my shit. Be a little seasoned. Figure it out. Underground. No one knows me. I kept on doing it, even when I kept getting shot down and told “What, she’s rapping?” I kept on going. I think I’m that person people can see in and say, “Yo, she did it.” You can do anything you put your mind to it. They like to judge a book by its cover. And they just saw this pretty girl, taking these sexy pictures. There’s no one in the industry that’s told that side of D.C., especially from a female rapper. And I don’t make myself bigger than my fans. I’m just like everyone else. My path is just a little different as far as where I am going. But as far as where I came from, I feel like we come from similar backgrounds. I don’t make myself bigger or untouchable or unattainable.
Your verse on Wiz Khalifa’s “Initiation” got you a lot of looks. Do you think that verse helped you in any way?
It got out to more people. Of course [it helped me] because of his fanbase and it was an album that was given to the world. I definitely believe it reached a lot of people. Another verse that really hit people was my “Stay Schemin’” freestyle. That sticks with a lot of people. If I go on Twitter, that’s the verse that they quote the most out of every remix that I ever done.
There was a lot of back and forth with your Taylor Gang situation. You said, “You can’t get dropped unless you’re signed.” What really happened?
You can’t get dropped if you’re not signed. There’s no contract. How do you get dropped? It was an affiliation. I mean, it got to the point of the contract. But the contract really didn’t make sense. Our business teams couldn’t see eye to eye on things. I’ve never been the type to jump on anything if it doesn’t make sense business-wise. Cause at the end of the day, we’re really here because its a business. Wiz is cool. As a person, as an individual, Wiz is a great guy. He’s a really good guy. But, business-wise, it didn’t really make sense. So, I just didn’t sign.
You are one of the rare people who made a mixtape with Boosie. How big will it be once he gets out?
Did you know we made that before he got locked up? We were in the studio for three days straight and we made 16 songs in three days. No sleep. Worked. And he got locked up a few days later.
It’s going to be really huge [when he gets out.] People gravitate to that anyway. You get locked up and all that happens to you. They feel to that and they connect to that, especially in hip-hop and the listeners. When he comes out, its going to be pandaemonium. He’s gonna have to book a tour throughout the whole year. I’m pretty sure they can’t wait for him to make the music that’s expresses that and talks about it. There’s so many street niggas that relate to that. There’s nobody that has that voice for them right now in hip-hop, especially being that it just happened. I rock with Boosie.
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