5 Missy Verses You Shouldn’t Be Overlooking

Missy Elliot is a veteran in the game. She has worked with some of the world’s most amazing artists from Aaliyah to J. Cole. She is arguably one of the best female rappers of all time with her unique swag, incredible lyricism, and phenomenal videos. Missy has been lowkey and behind the scenes for the past couple of years with the exception of her latest release, but she has guest appeared on some of your fav artists’ songs. If you haven’t heard her spit on these songs it’s time you do.

5.) Strive - A$AP Ferg feat. Missy Elliot

One of my favorite songs from Always Strive and Prosper, this lighthearted testament to what has made these two great puts some pep in your step and motivation in your soul. Missy speaks of her fly aunty she used to emulate as a kid and how that helped inspire her to be great.

4.) Without Me - Fantasia feat. Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliot

“Faking shit gone kill you; boy I know the real you.” Sometimes you just have to set a fuck boy or fuck girl straight and this anthem will help you do so. With three great artists speaking of lame ass exes, Missy, of course, raps about how she’s too fly for anyone’s bullshit.

3.) Glow Up - Mary J. Blige feat. Missy Elliot, Quavo, and DJ Khaled

From Mary’s latest release, this is another I don’t need you anthem. Missy starts off the song setting the precedent for Mary and Quavo rapping over a delightful DJ Khaled beat.

2.) Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid) - Fall Out Boy feat. Missy Elliot

For the release of 2016’s all female cast Ghostbusters, Fall Out Boy redid the classic “Ghostbusters” song and added their own twist and Missy Elliot. Per usual she gives her unique style, playful lyricism, and freaky cadences.

1.) I’m Better Remix - Missy Elliot featuring Eve, Lil Kim, and Trina

Missy brings together rap queens of her generation together for a remix of her latest release “I’, Better”. Everything Missy does signify royalty and hearing her and other great female emcees from the 90s and 2000s should make every person happy.

Missy with the FIRE | WTF ft. Pharrell Williams

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Okay so, this was a bit emotional for me. I mean, why wouldn’t it be for any young women who loves hip hop and knows how much of a legacy Missy Misdemeanor Elliot holds. Yes she has been featured on tracks within past few years but I’ve had excruciating withdrawals. This is her first single since 2008. TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHT. I wouldn’t call it a comeback because I know I’m not the only person checking for newness from Missy but this young 40 something is already dominating with this video and it’s only 2 days old!

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This vibrant, futuristic video has all the classic fixings to where even the youngest hip hop head can vibe and relate to. Missy’s imagination shines bright in this video and Pharrell’s touch on the record is just the icing on cake. I mean DAMN. We’re glad to see you bringing heat. But what about this album? Which will be her 7th entitled Block Party; what am I getting myself into exactly. I’m on the edge of my seat from all the excitement. Lowkey,  it’s been 10 years since The Cookbook dropped. 10 years later and I’m still trying to learn the full routine from Lose Control. dcee2043jw1e7n19cb83bg20dw08j7wh

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