Missy Elliott Honored By Hollywood
Missy Elliott has already made her mark in the music industry as a rapper, singer and platinum producer and her music videos have been hailed as groundbreaking and groundbreaking. The bona fide hitmaker is now gearing up for more groundbreaking exposure as she will receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 8 for her many accomplishments.
Ciara and Lizzo, as well as Elliott’s manager, Mona Scott-Young, who is also the creator and executive producer of the “Love & Hip Hop” franchise, will be on hand to help unveil the Missy star and rejoice in achievements. The Portsmouth, Va. Native will become the 2,708th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and her plaque dedication will take place in front of Amoeba Records at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard.
“Missy Elliott crossed the barriers of the male-dominated hip-hop world and the music industry as a whole, as she paved the way for many women who followed in her footsteps. She continues to break down barriers year after year, and we are thrilled to be able to honor her on the Walk of Fame, ”said Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame producer. Billboard in a report.
While Missy will receive the prestigious honor next week, this isn’t the first time the “Get Ur Freak On” hitmaker has received her flowers after carving out a niche in a male-dominated industry. In 2019, she became the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Last October, the 10 Grammy Award winner received an honorary doctorate in music from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, which also made her the first female rapper in history to receive the honor from the musical institution. . In 2019, she also received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Fans have also asked Missy to present her list of successes in a Verzuz competition, but frankly, she does not have a female competition and ranks in a category of her own. Missy’s longtime collaborator Timbaland is Verzuz’s co-creator with Swizz Beatz, so her appearance doesn’t seem like a problem, but finding the right male artist willing to go head-to-head and possibly lose to the multifaceted creator. talents would be a problem.