What can I say about Missy Elliott that haven’t already been said? She’s innovative, creative, got a great ear for talent and just damn talented. 20 years ago today, Missy Elliott released Supa Dupa Fly, which is her debut album. Her unique style combined r&b, hip hop and crazy production from Timbaland and you got an album that still gets much play in the whip. Before blowing up, she wrote for the late, great Aaliyah that lead to her getting her own record label before releasing an album. Two weeks before the album dropped, she released The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) and it was different and dope as hell. The album features Busta Rhymes, Da Brat, Lil Kim, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Timbaland and 702. The entire is dope and my favorite track has to be Friendly Skies featuring Ginuwine. Below is the track listing!
- Busta’s Intro ft. Busta Rhymes
- Hit Em Wit da Hee ft. Lil Kim
- Sock It to Me ft. Da Brat
- Supa Dupa Fly (The Rain)
- Beep Me 911 ft. 702
- They Don’t Wanna Fuck with Me ft. Timbaland
- Pass Da Blunt ft. Timbaland
- Bite Our Styles [Interlude]
- Friendly Skies ft. Ginuwine
- Best Friends ft. Aaliyah
- Don’t Be Commin (In My Face)
- Izzy Izzy Ahh
- Why You Hurt Me
- I’m Talkin
- Busta’s Outro ft. Busta Rhymes
- Missy’s Finale
Besides Friendly Skies, my favorite tracks are Sock It to Me, The Rain, Beep Me 911, Best Friends and Why You Hurt Me. I’ve said many times that Missy is my 2nd favorite female artist next to Lauryn Hill. Missy just isn’t a talented artist, but an awesome producer and songwriter. You can check out the album here or stream it below if you haven’t heard it or just to listen to it again.
What do you think about the Supa Dupa Fly album? What’s your thoughts about the album? What’s your favorite track off the album? Tell me your thoughts about the album or anything Missy Elliott in the comments below.