(AllHipHop Editorial) Why isn’t Missy Elliott considered the best female rapper of all time?
She’s one of the best ever, period, but she’s not mentioned enough. She’s clearly one of the best ever – of any gender. The Virginia native has the hits, the lyrics, the production skills, the longevity and overall swag. Moreover, she’s dope across the board.
Most people think of Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj or Foxy Brown (and others) when talking about the G.O.A.T. female emcee. If they know Hip-Hop, Rapsody, Rah Digga, Lady of Rage or Rah Digga (and others) will come up. And yet, Missy is often overlooked by the critical Hip-Hop community.
Here’s her new song, which I like lots.
However, we know (or should know) Missy has been around since the 1990’s and has put it down with her own blend of musicality and innovation. Lyrically, she has been very unconventional, but has never been wack.
Here are some of Missy’s greatest hits.