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Happy Birthday Missy Elliott!

Happy Birthday Missy Elliott!

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Today in the world emcee Missy elliott was born to bless us with her musical talents. Rapper/producer/songwriter is a legend in Hip Hop for being the realist in the game. elliott has changed the game since day 1 with her first single ‘The Rain’ where she repped an inflated trash bag in the music video. Her music was able to catch everybody’s attention.
Missy elliott, whose birth name is Melissa Arnette elliott was born on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia to mother Patricia, who was a power-company dispatcher and father Ronnie, a U.S. marine. elliott knew she wanted to perform since was 4 years-old. elliott had to put that dream on hold because lived in fear of the domestic abuse committed to her and her mother when she was a child. They managed to get away from her father when elliott was fourteen.
In the early 90’s, elliott formed a female R&B group Sista. It included friends La’shawn Shellman, Chonia Coleman and Radiah Scott. They managed to catch the attention of Jodeci member Devante Swing and did work for him.
In 1996 she started killing it working with childhood friend Timbaland. They worked together writing songs for artists the most notable was Aaliyah. This was also the time her vocalist career began. What made elliott the baddest was on her third album she released her inner freak and made it okay for women to own their sexuality. On the same album, elliott released her iconic music video “Get Ur Freak On.” elliott kept the music hot for many years. Missy elliott also cameos in a couple of movies, including Honey and Mean Girls. In 2002 elliott and Timbaland focused on old school sounds and utilized old school rap for her fourth album ‘Under Construction’. The album got nominated for best selling female rap album selling 2.1 million copies. The lead single “Work It” won “Video of the Year” at Mtv’s video awards. elliott’s most recognized song “Lose Control” was released on her sixth album ‘The Cookbook’.
This last Super Bowl, Missy elliott performed alongside Katy Perry and earned the most watched Super Bowl halftime show in history. elliott has released, she’s making a comeback with a 7th studio album, which she’s working on with Timbaland. I’m hoping he’ll get her a song on Season 2 of Empire. We’ll have to see what comes from elliott in the future.
Happy 44th Birthday Missy elliott!

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