GIRLS I DO ADORE: Lola Monroe

Let me tell you why I rock with Lola Monroe.

Her heart is astronomically bigger than her backside (and that’s no mean feat). She was born to fight (check her Ethiopian and Trinidadian roots) and has been doing so her whole life. While she’s undoubtedly tougher than you, her femininity is overpowering. She knows you know her from modeling in rap videos, and she’s fine with that. She’s putting in countless studio hours so you’ll know her for her own videos where she’ll have the mic, tearing it to shreds. Born Fershgenet Melaku, she’s a D.C. hustler who holds down her man (Bad Boy artist Los) while standing on her own two. Taylor Gang‘s first lady is determined to make Wiz Khalifa and ’em proud. And doesn’t she look fly in her Boss Lady x Reebok Classics kicks?

Catch Lola on the “2050 Tour” (with her Taylor Gang: Wiz, Chevy Woods, Juicy J, Berner and Tuki Carter) kicking off tomorrow in University Park, PA.

Photos: Andrew Fennell

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Paying homage to Reebok’s iconic sneaker for women, “The Freestyle” is an unprecedented street cipher showcasing some of today’s best female hip-hop talent. Curated and hosted by media personality Simone “Boss Lady” Amelia (who is also working on an upcoming project with Reebok Classics – launching in Fall/Winter 12) as part of her inaugural Sound & Style event series, “The Freestyle” displays not only the lyrical talent of eight fiery MC’s but their individual fashion style also. Just like its footwear namesake and hip-hop itself, “The Freestyle” is classic material.