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Missy Elliott Will Be The First Woman In Hip-Hop To Receive This Honour

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Missy Elliott Will Be The First Woman In Hip-Hop To Receive This Honour

By ALEJANDRA SALAZAR

Missy Elliott is out here making history.Elliott will be inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year, becoming the first woman rapper to ever receive the honour. Elliott’s body of work, which includes massive, groundbreaking, can’t-get-it-out-of-your-head hits such as “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak On,” and “The Rain,” has racked up four Grammys, countless multi-platinum certifications, and more than 30 million record sales. Along with her six studio albums, Elliott is also a prolific producer and collaborator, having worked with artists including Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Ciara, Mary J. Blige, and Aaliyah across her career.

Elliott’s work was pivotal in defining the sound of 2000s era hip-hop and R&B. Still working today, she’s constantly pushing the genre forward, centering themes of feminism, self-love, and  …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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