Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott

Missy Misdemeanor conquered a male dominated genre.

Founded

July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia

Full Name

Melissa Arnette Elliott

Date of Birth

July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia

Still Alive

Date of Death

July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia

Influenced By

Salt-N-Pepa, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Chaka Khan, Timbaland

Later Influenced

Lil Wayne, Cardi B, Lizzo, Chloe Bailey, SZA, M.I.A.

Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott

About The artist

"Few artists have had the cultural impact of Missy Elliott, her visionary presence as both a producer and an artist reshaping the entirety of rap and R&B that followed her. From worldwide breakthrough-producing hits for artists like Aaliyah and Tweet to Grammy Award-winning solo albums, Elliott put her stamp on the music industry at large throughout the late '90s and 2000s."
Andy Kellman for Allmusic.com

Did you know...

Missy Elliott is also one of the most accomplished music producers of her generation, having worked with artists such as Aaliyah, Keyshia Cole, Jazmine Sullivan, Monica, Fantasia, and Jennifer Hudson.

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