Revisiting 10 classic Missy Elliott tracks from 1997 to 2005.
The Hampton Roads, VA metropolitan area, population 1.7 million, has made an outsized impact on American culture in the past 20 years. It has produced athletes like Allen Iverson, Michael Vick, and Gabby Douglas and musicians like Pharrell, D.R.A.M., Victor Wooten, Timbaland, and Missy Elliott.
It's been 12 years since Missy Elliott's last album, and any time is a good time to revisit her six-album catalogue: Supa Dupa Fly (1997), Da Real World (1999), Miss E... So Addictive (2001), Under Construction (2002), This Is Not a Test! (2003), and The Cookbook (2005). Click through the gallery to revisit 10 of her best tracks from this era.
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