Rap superstar, Missy Elliot is the star of the August cover of Marie Claire magazine.
What We Know:
- Stunting in an “Iconic” necklace, she looks incredible on the cover.
- Missy Elliot talked about her upcoming music, decades in the music business, and her recent collaborations with artists (for example Ariana Grande on her Grammy-award winning album “Sweetener”) on her profile for Marie Claire.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY this day I dropped my album “SUPA DUPA FLY” & I promise you the BEATS & RHYMES & FLOWS still SNAP!!!! I PROMISE you won’t believe it dropped 22 yrs AGO… someone please put the link to the album below so new fans can check it out! It don’t disappoint💣🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/lwY9S38vwC
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) July 15, 2019
- With her debut album Supa Dupa Fly turning 22 on Monday, Elliot talked about the process of creating her classic album. “We created a sound that we didn’t even know we were creating, It’s just that we didn’t know what was hot, so we just was creating music,” she stated in her profile. “I wish I could get back to that space of not seeing or hearing, because when you see and hear, you start to concentrate, and then you are afraid to try something new because it don’t sound like anything else.”
- “It’s funny because I was just telling somebody that everything I spoke, I’ve done,” she tells Marie Claire. “And that’s how powerful the tongue is…I used to sit in the house and act like I was having conversations with Janet and Michael and Madonna and whoever. I then would go and say my thank yous for award shows that I hadn’t made it to yet…”
- She is truly a hip-hop game changer, producing hits for iconic artists like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Her writing credits are just as incredible. For example, she wrote nine of the songs on Aaliyah’s double-platinum album One in a Million. She has always been steps ahead of everyone else in the game.
- In addition to the work she has put out, Missy Elliot is also a recent inductee for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She also recently received her honorary doctorate from Berklee College. According to the Huffpost, she is the first female hip hop artist to receive this.
Congratulations to Missy Elliot for the huge milestone!