Happy Birthday Monie Love. Born Simone Johnson. July 2, 1970. Johnson, the London born rapper first got notice in the US when she collaborated with Queen Latifah on her single Ladies First, from her debut album All Hail The Queen in 1989. In 1990 she released her debut album Down To Earth. This album features the singles Monie In The Middle & It's A Shame (My Sister). Both of these singles were nominated for Grammy's in 1991. Monie has had a successful career in radio as well. In 2015, Love became a DJ on Philadelphia's Boom 107.9, hosting a morning show from 6 am to 10 am. Monie Love is now a co host with Ed Lover on the Ed Lover Morning Show for Boom 92.1 in Houston, Texas.