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July 1, 1971 Missy Elliott was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, on July 1, 1971. Elliott worked as a songwriter and producer before getting her own record label. Her inventive style and ability to transcend hip-hop's ideas about women gave her five platinum albums in a row—including her debut album, Supa Dupa Fly—and numerous honors, including five Grammy Awards. With success as a performer, songwriter and producer, Elliott became hip-hop's first female mogul.

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Missy Elliott On New Aaliyah Album: “No One Told Me”

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Missy Elliot...super amazingly talented rapper producer singer she also has the moves..loved her when she was bigger though :)

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Da Brat (born Shawntae Harris), rapper. She is the 1st female rapper to have a platinum-selling album. She got her name b/c she is "a spoiled only child". Her hits include Funkdafied & Give It 2 You, and she appeared on Mariah Carey's remix hits, Always Be My Baby, Lil' Kim's remix hit Ladies' Night (Not Tonight), Missy Elliott's Sock It 2 Me, & Destiny's Child's remix Jumpin', Jumpin'. She did 3-year bid for hitting a woman with a rum bottle. She is the younger half-sister of actress…

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Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Elliott, with record sales of over thirty million in the United States, Missy is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum for her 2002 album Under Construction.

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Missy Elliott

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