"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
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.
The "old-school" creators of hip-hop.
The Kings of Rock from Hollis, Queens.
They brought a political consciousness to hip-hop.
Unapologetic conveyors of urban life in LA.
A) poet, B) rebel, C) gangsta, D) All the above √
Brooklyn's Big Poppa.
Rap's greatest musical collective.
Two turntables and a microphone.
Birthed from the underground clubs of Chicago and New York.
Electronic dance music born in Detroit.
Soul music makes a return.