Missy Elliott is one of those artists who can lay low for years at a time and not lose her relevance. The same way you wouldn’t question Prince, you don’t question Missy Elliot. Six studio albums and countless singles later, the queen of bangers is back with a video for her latest track “I’m Better.”
Story | Zara Hurtado
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Elliott’s music videos have always been classics, becoming instantly ingrained in pop culture, namely for their intense choreography and trademark style. “I’’m Better” brings back that fire with a futuristic twist thanks to Elliott’s work with choreographer Sean Bankhead.
Rapping over a glitchy beat, Elliott reminds us that she’s never left the scene, instead she’s been reinventing it:
“Yo Missy talk big, I’m so grande/ Bruce Lee on the beat, I don’t compete with none of these geeks/ I just rant like I’m Kanye.”
Elliott isn’t just talking “grande” on this track; the iconic rapper who has been an essential part of any hip-hop head’s library is set to release a documentary following her impressive career.
A release date has not been announced, but audiences can expect cameos from Pharrell, Nelly Furtado and Busta Rhymes and other industry insiders as they reflect on the impact Elliott has had on hip-hop. As a pioneering female MC it’s about time Missy Elliott’s story was told on screen.