Supa Dupa Fly! The Evolution of Hip-Hop Queen Missy Elliott

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Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott is the ultimate triple threat. From breaking down fashion barriers in entertainment to changing the public perception of beauty, Missy has done it all! The celebrated singer, songwriter and producer originally got her start in the industry through Jodeci’s Devante Swing with her group Sista. Missy would later go on to become a superstar in her own right launching and advancing the careers of 702, Ciara, the late Aaliyah and many others. After her powerful Super Bowl performance last week with Katy Perry, many people began talking about Missy Elliott again. So, for the people who may not know who Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott is, we’ve compiled a list of all her top songs that she’s either written, produced or performed herself. There’s no denying that Missy is one one of Hip-Hop’s and music’s reigning queens.

Click the slideshow button below to see Missy Elliott’s top songs and performances of her career

“Steelo” 702 Featuring Missy Elliott (1996)

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Missy Elliott was still working on her solo career. But in the meantime, she co-wrote and produced four songs on 702’s debut album No Doubt and was featured on their popular 1996 hit “Steelo.”

“The Things You Do” Gina Thompson Featuring Missy Elliott (1996)

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Missy Elliott was on the rise! We didn’t know who the young rapper was on Gina Thompson’s 1996 R&B track “The Things You Do.” All we knew was that her lyrics were super cool and catchy.