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All We Want This Halloween Is to Age Like Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival at Louisiana Superdome on July 05, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Photo: Bennett Raglin (Getty Images for ESSENCE) Yeah, yeah…we know there’s no such thing as Halloween wishes (or the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown), but if we could cash in all the fun-sized candy for one wish […]

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The Best Rap Albums Of August 2019

Getty Image This August was full of high-quality releases. There were several really good albums that didn’t make this month’s list, a testament to how well hip-hop collectively closed out an already amazing summer of music. There were high-profile offerings from Missy, Rick Ross, and Young Thug, as well as albums from Rapsody and Little […]

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Monica Shares the Importance of Friendship at the VMAs

Photo: Roy Rochlin We all know at least one person who is able to be friends with everyone they come in contact with. If there’s a major life event, then this person is readily available to attend and, if they can’t make it, they’ll show their support in some other way. These people usually possess […]

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Missy Elliott Performed ‘Throw It Back’ And ‘The Rain’ In A Neon Hall Of Mirrors For The MTV VMAs

[embedded content] Share This Video When it was announced that rap legend Missy Elliott would perform at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, there was no question which catalog hits she’d be delivering alongside new release “Throw It Back.” Fans weren’t disappointed by the Video Vanguard selection’s choice of songs, which naturally included “The Rain,” […]

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Watch: Missy Elliott Invented Music Videos

Throw It Back [Official Music Video] / Missy Elliott (YouTube) OK, OK, OK, that pesky little thing called “history” in the real world says the first music video was filmed in a Thomas Edison studio in 1895 and was called the “Dickson Experimental Sound Film.” But, Melissa Arnette “Missy” Elliott elevated them, OK?! If you […]

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Beep Beep! Who Got the Keys to the Jeep in NYC? Because There’s a Museum of Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER – Day 2 on April 27, 2019 in Virginia Beach City.Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images for Something in the Water) Hit ’em with the hee! Melissa Arnette “Missy” Elliott has a whole museum, y’all! On Wednesday morning, I was scrolling my Twitter timeline minding everyone else’s […]

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Missy Elliott Lasted Twenty Rounds and Finally Got Her Well-Deserved 2019 MTV Video Vanguard Award

Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola on July 05, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Bennett Raglin (Getty Images for ESSENCE) Pass that dutch—it’s a celebration, bitches! Melissa Arnette Elliott—also known as Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott—has been honored with the 2019 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award! Yep, that’s what we […]

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‘Hot Girl Summer,’ Who? Stop Everything, Because Lizzo Just Dropped That ‘Tempo’—Featuring Missy Elliott

I been waitin’ for this one! Thought you were having a “Hot Girl Summer”? According to Lizzo, it’s “Thick Bitch Summer”—and we just got our summer anthem (actually, we’ll take both, please). They say never meet your heroes, but our favorite sangin’, rappin’, body-positive phenom Lizzo just teamed up with her sangin’, rappin’, body-positive idol […]

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‘Hot Girl Summer,’ Who? Drop Everything, Because Lizzo Just Dropped That ‘Tempo’—With Missy Elliott

I been waitin’ for this one! Thought you were having a “Hot Girl Summer”? According to Lizzo, it’s “Thick Bitch Summer”—and we just got our summer anthem (actually, we’ll take both, please). They say never meet your heroes, but our favorite sangin’, rappin’, body-positive phenom Lizzo just teamed up with her sangin’, rappin’, body-positive idol […]

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Lizzo Teams Up With Her Idol Missy Elliott In The Superb New Video For ‘Tempo’

[embedded content] Lizzo has been a big Missy Elliott fan for a long time, so this is surely a monumental moment for her: She just released the video for “Tempo,” her collaboration with Elliott. Lizzo’s music is known for being spirited, joyful, and inventive, and the video for “Tempo” fits all those descriptors and more. […]

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Hype Williams Changed Hip-Hop Forever With These 10 Videos

On Sunday, Megan Thee Stallion announced Fever: Thee Movie. It appears to be inspired by the blaxploitation action films from the 1970s, which inspired the treatment of her most recent video, “Realer.” The brief clip includes appearances from Fever collaborators DaBaby and Juicy J, but it’s a proclamation that appears toward the end that has […]

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‘I Am a Champion for My Brown, Dark Women’: Living Legend Missy Elliot Covers Marie Claire

Screenshot: Micaiah Carter (Marie Claire) Fun, fly fact: Monday marked the 22nd anniversary of Missy Elliott’s debut drop, Supa Dupa Fly. If that anniversary astounds you, it’s likely because aside from the fact that we don’t feel 22 years older (that was legit half my lifetime ago, at this point), the song, “The Rain (Supa […]

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‘I Am a Champion for My Brown, Dark Women’: Living Legend Missy Elliott Covers Marie Claire

Screenshot: Micaiah Carter (Marie Claire) Fun, fly fact: Monday marked the 22nd anniversary of Missy Elliott’s debut drop, Supa Dupa Fly. If that anniversary astounds you, it’s likely because aside from the fact that we don’t feel 22 years older (that was legit half my lifetime ago, at this point), the song, “The Rain (Supa […]

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An Ode to Lil’ Kim’s ‘Ladies Night,’ One of the Best Posse Cuts of All Time

For decades, hip-hop has perpetuated the myth that only one woman can dominate the genre at a time. Tensions flared publicly in the 90s between Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown, later with Trina and Khia, and more recently with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. Rap’s new class of women, however, are not only stirring up […]

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