The “Supa Dupa Fly” rapper, vocalist, musician, and maker praises her 50th birthday celebration.
While we commend the 23rd birthday of probably the most splendid star today, the Hip-Hop people group additionally observes Missy Elliott’s birthday. The madly gifted rapper, artist, musician, and maker has formally turned 50 years of age on Thursday, and to pay tribute to her decade-spreading over commitments to the way of life, we return to the single that began everything: “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).”
Delivered by Timbaland, “The Rain” filled in as Missy Elliott’s presentation single, and it includes a famous example of Ann Peebles’ 1974 record “I Can’t Stand The Rain.” With her irresistible introduction, Missy Elliot displayed her supreme imagination, and the idiosyncratic music video for the track stays one of Hip-Hop’s most unmistakable recordings ever.
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Celebrate Missy Elliott’s 50th birthday by rewatching the music video to her debut single “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” below.