The Birth of a Global Music Force
Being born Melissa Arnette Elliott, she would later become a global music phenomenon aptly named “Missy Elliott.” Understanding your purpose in life allows a person to fulfill his or her God-given destiny. Uncompromising in her vision, since birth Missy Elliot’s blueprint of success was divinely guided.
Controlling her artistry and public perception has always empowered Missy Elliott. Traveling the road of most resistance makes her story so interesting. Looking and sounding like no other artist, her brand transformed the landscape of modern music.
Competing against corporate America and the male-dominated rap industry, Missy never flinched in pursuit of her goal.
The Unrivaled Sound of Missy Elliott
Listening to her music catalog, any person will conclude Missy’s sound is a one-of-one. Starting her solo career in 1997, “Supa Dupa Fly” and “Sock It 2 Me” soared up the Billboard charts and certified her ability to create hit records. Besides creating hit records, she was an award-winning songwriter.
According to Spotify for Artists, she has written over 343 songs. Writing for the biggest names in hip-hop, R&B, and pop music. Aaliyah, Keyshia Cole, Monica, Ciara, Janet Jackson, and more have relied on Missy’s writing skills. Being the only female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, her iconic status is undeniable.
The Reign of Missy Elliott Never Ends
Selling over thirty million records worldwide and changing the perception of women in rap music reflects her visionary mindset. Besides influencing a fresh wave of music and visual creators in rap music. Both male and female rappers pay homage to her legacy daily.
Hearing her songs played at weddings, clubs, and presidential parties illuminates Missy’s lasting musical influence. Missy proved without a doubt that greatness comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. The global phenomenon of Missy Elliott reigns supreme.