In the early 1980s, Stone was a member of The Sequence, the first major female hip hop group. They had a hit in 1980 with Funk You Up. Towards the end of the decade, she was part of hip-hop/R&B trio Vertical Hold which released the popular single Seems You're Much Too Busy.
She released her first solo album, Black Diamond, in 1999 on Arista Records. She has since also released, on Clive Davis' J Records, Mahogany Soul in 2001 and Stone Love in 2004. Much of Stone's solo material has a significant hip-hop influence and features notable samples. For example, her first solo single, 1999's No More Rain (In this Cloud) samples Gladys Knight & the Pips' 1973 "Neither One of Us (Want to Be the First to Say Goodbye), and 2002's Wish I Didn't Miss You samples The O'Jays' 1972 Back Stabbers". Stone has two children, one of whom is the child of neo soul artist D'Angelo, whom Stone dated during the 1990s.
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|Birthplace||Columbia, South Carolina, USA|