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Missy Elliott

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Missy Elliott: Supa Dupa Fly

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 25 October 1997

MISSY "Misdemeanour" Elliott has been an invisible but insistent pivot of the pop world. ...

Missy Elliott: Supa Woman!

Interview by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 6 December 1997

She writes Number Ones! Makes "wacky" videos! Is, like, totally fly! And MISSY "MISDEMEANOR" ELLIOTT, rap's brightest new talent, has come to save us… ...

Missy "Misdemeanour" Elliott: Supa Dupa Fly (EastWest)

Review by Lloyd Bradley, MOJO, January 1998

Hip hop's hottest singer/rapper/producer cuts her own album. Mixes original music, samples, beats, big name guest rappers and singers. Result: modern urban black music of ...

Missy Elliott

Profile and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, January 1998

AT THIS moment she's so far out, floating in her own self-programmed audiogalactic, that no one else in hip hop or R&B can touch her. ...

Missy Elliott: All Made Up, Ready to Go

Profile and Interview by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 1 February 1998

There's no stopping Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott as she shakes up the male-dominated hip-hop world. ...

Rap: Large and In Charge

Report by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 1998

Rap hasn't merely survived the shocking deaths of hip-hop leaders Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. It's thriving now, thanks to a fresh infusion from today's ...

Hip Hop Don't Stop

Overview by David Bennun, Hot Air, 1999

A LITTLE over two minutes into The Fugees' 1996 hit 'Ready Or Not', the voice of Lauryn Hill is thrown into relief by a brief ...

Missy In Action: The Divine Ms. Elliott

Interview by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, May 1999

MISSY "MISDEMEANOR" Elliott is an infamously snappy dresser, so when she emerges from a discreet recess in her LA hotel room wearing nothing more elaborate ...

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott: Da Real World (Gold Mind/EastWest)

Review by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 1999

JUST TWO albums into her solo career, Missy Elliott understands all too well that trying to keep one step ahead of the Zeitgeist isn't easy. ...

Timbaland and Missy Elliott: Partners in the Engine Room of Rap

Comment by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 1 August 1999

POP-MUSIC history tends to focus on glamorous vocalists and visionary songwriters, but the evolution of black pop is another story: it's as much about changes ...

Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Melissa Elliott, 1 July 1972, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA ...

Rhymes & Misdemeanours: Missy Elliott Gets Her Freak On

Interview by Amy Linden, Rock's Backpages, 28 April 2001

THE EXPRESSION "it takes a village to raise a child" has quickly morphed from sage African proverb to the "Have A Nice Day" of social ...

Missy Elliott: Miss E... So Addictive (The Gold Mind Inc/Elektra 7559626392)

Review by Ian Penman, The Wire, June 2001

Ian Penman gets out of his head on Miss E ...

Destiny's Child: Survivor (Columbia)***; Missy Elliott: Miss E…So Addictive (Elektra)*****

Review by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, August 2001

Two blasts of future freak-funk ...

Missy in Action: Missy Elliott

Profile and Interview by Ted Kessler, Observer Music Monthly, 5 August 2001

As a child, Missy Elliott sent daily letters and tapes to her heroes Michael and Janet Jackson, asking them to save her from abuse and ...

Shania Twain: Up!; Missy Elliott: Under Construction; Hil St Soul: Copasetik & Cool

Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 22 November 2002

Why settle for the pleasantly inoffensive tunes of Shania Twain when Missy Elliott and her posse are busy rewriting the hip-hop rulebook. ...

Yancey Strickler's Favorite Recordings Of 2002

Retrospective by Yancey Strickler, Neumu, 31 December 2002

In terms of great music, 2002 is as good a year as I can remember. It says a lot that when making this list, and ...

Built To Last: Missy Elliott: Under Construction (East West) ****

Review by Dorian Lynskey, Q, January 2003

Saluting hip hop's past while embracing the future. ...

Missy Elliott: This is Not a Test

Review by Ben Thompson, The Observer, 16 November 2003

WAY BACK IN 1997, when Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott launched her debut album Supa Dupa Fly with the touching dedication "To my mom... I would not ...

Missy Elliott: This Is Not a Test!

Review by Nick Southall, Stylus, 1 December 2003

Miss E… So Addictive, spearheaded by the epochal 'Get Ur Freak On', marked a zenith for Missy Elliott and her long-term conspirator Tim Mosley, as ...

Missy Elliott: This Is Not A Test! (Elektra) ***/Timbaland & Magoo: Under Construction Part II (Unique Corp) ***

Review by Angus Batey, MOJO, January 2004

Virginia's avant-garde hip hop twosome are still on the right track on their respective new LPs, but have they started to run out of steam? ...

Missy Elliott: The Cookbook (Atlantic/Goldmind)

Review by Dan Gennoe, Yahoo! Music, 2005

IN HER nine year career, Missy Elliott's barely put a foot wrong. And she's not about to start with album number six. ...

Missy Elliott: NIA, Birmingham

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 6 October 2006

IT IS an inspiring testament to the broad church of pop that a comically eccentric, musically adventurous, downright surreal figure such as Missy Elliott can ...

see also Timbaland


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