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In our today’s theme we will talk about music that is very important in the lives of all people and which brings great joy to every man. The music has existed since ancient times and it has always been there to enrich the moments of all people in the world.

Music is something that everyone in the world likes and without which our lives would make no sense. Music is an integral part of every man’s life, and she helps us to relax and forget about the problems.

In today’s topic we will talk about the type of music that made fame during the 80’s and which has become very popular in the world today.  We will talk about rap music today and we will talk about this musical direction that has been very popular in recent years. Rap music is a special type of music and this music has different styles that have changed over the years.

In the 1980s, rap music was a great success worldwide, helped many young artists find their musical direction and become successful musicians. Hip hop and rap music began to develop in America, and were usually performed by black musicians.

We can say that, very quickly, this music became accepted throughout the world, crushed all prejudices and merged people of different beliefs.

This musical genre has proven that music does not know the difference it connects people and helps people to express their emotions, attitudes and opinions.

This music is different from the others because with it we can say everything that is on our souls. From the beginning of this music, to this day we can find different styles and different rappers that have gained popularity all over the world. If you are interested in this kind of music, then we will present to you in this text more details about rap and about female rapper who achieved a lot of success in her rap career.

In this text we will talk about Missy Elliott who has managed to gain a lot of popularity in rap music and is one of the most popular female rappers in the world. She began her career at the end of the 80’s and in that period she became one of the rare female rappers in the USA.

Her beginning in rap music was when she and her 3 friends founded the rap and rnb group. This group began to gain popularity after 1991 and Missy began to gain fame after that year. In the later period she has managed to make much more success during her solo career and her songs are still very popular today. Missy Elliott is the only female rapper who managed to sell over 7 million CDs.

In this text, we will get acquainted with her childhood and with her career and details of her private life.

Early Years

Missy Elliott or Melissa Arnette “Missy” Elliott was born July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA.

In this city she grew up with her mother, who is a sales coordinator in the marketplace and with her father who is a marine of the US Navy.

Missy is their only child and she spent most of her childhood with her mother because her father was often absent from home. After going to elementary school, her family had to move to Jacksonville, North Carolina because her father had to move to this city because of his job.

Missy did not like school, but she liked friends with whom she went to school. After 4th grade of elementary school, Missy achieved excellent results in IQ testing and her teachers suggested that she skip 2 classes because she was very intelligent. In the following year she felt lonely because she was in a class with children who were 2 years older than her. After a month, she returned to her former class and continued her education in the normal process.

In addition to excellent results in the school, Missy still had a difficult childhood and she had a very difficult time when she was 8 years old. During this period, her cousin often raped her, and this event came to light after a year. He was 16 years old and after this event he went to a juvenile center. In a later interview, she stated that rape was the worst thing that happened to her, but that after many years she learned to be strong and to never surrender.

Her father was violent and when they moved to Jacksonville he often beat her mother and her. In that period, he was often nervous and her mother was in great depression. Missy had to suffer these events for over 2 years and then she and her mother decided to escape and move. When her father went to work, they packed up and went to the relatives who helped them to continue their lives. In the following period, her father tried to apologize and wanted to return them to his life, but Missy did not want to forgive him. In the later period, they had a temporary contact, but Missy said she did not want to reconcile with him.

During her primary school, Missy mostly was an honest and friendly girl, and she finished elementary school with excellent success. After completing her primary school he enrolled High School in Portsmouth. During the high school she had plans to make an excellent career in the future. She wanted to be a successful musician and she wanted to appear on television and on the film.

During the high school, Missy showed a talent for music and acting and she also was great in the literature. During the third grade of high school, she recorded her first rap-rnb song and she presented this song to her cousins and friends from her school.

After finishing high school, Missy decided to return to his former city and to enroll at University in Virginia. When she returned to her former city she met a boy from Sacramento with whom she started a relationship.

In one period they lived together, but after a year, Missy decided to interrupt with the faculty and she wanted to dedicate herself to her career. She began to seriously deal with rap-rnb music and acting and she wanted to fulfill her goals. Her first songs began to gain popularity in Virginia and she started collaboration with most talented music producers from Virginia. Her first songs achieved a lot of success in Virginia and people immediately recognized her talent for rap music.

After the first songs, she was guest at the concert of the famous rapper from Miami and she presented several of her songs at this concert. After a short period of time, she managed to make a connection with more rappers from the USA and her career started ascending.

Her first professional steps in rap music were when she founded rap and rnb group with her 3 friends and after a few years her persistence paid off.

This group began to gain success on the American music scene and Missy finally managed to realize her dreams. At the beginning of her career, she was very moderate and she wanted to slowly build her career. During her career, she managed to establish cooperation with a large number of well-known musicians and she is one of the most successful female rappers in the world.


Missy Elliott began her career in the late 80’s when she and her three friends founded the rap and rnb group “Fayze”. After half a year, this group joined her comrade, who later became known as Timbaland. They began to make their first demo recordings and in 1991 they were spotted by producer DeVante Swing, and after this year they started working with him and moved to New York. In this city they started to record their first professional songs and got to know many rappers who worked with them. After starting a career in New York, they changed their name to “Sista”.

They lived in community with other rappers and singers who worked for DeVante and their common name was Swing Mob. After a year, this group broke down and members began to work on individual careers.

Missy Elliott continued to record rap songs and in the following year she released two singles that were found among the most popular rap and rnb songs in the USA. In 1999, she released her second studio album “Da Real World”. This album was ranked 54th among the top 200 albums in 1999.

After this album, Missy Elliott decided to embark on a movie and she gets a role in a one movie. This film is called “Pootie Tang” and this is her first movie in her career. In this film, Missy Elliott showed that she possesses a talent for acting and, in the sequel of her career she appeared in several more films.

Missy Elliott also appeared in episodes of various TV series, and from 2003 to 2017 she played in many TV Shows and she get a lot of popularity on the TV.

In 2017 she also appeared in the TV show “Star” and she said that she was proud that she appeared in this TV show.

She managed to make an acting career, but she also continued to record rap songs and in 2002 and 2003 she released a two new albums. The album from 2002 is called Under Construction, and the 2003 album is called This Is Not A Test!.This album has achieved a lot of success, but did not achieve it as the previous album. From 2003 to 2006, Missy Elliott recorded several singles and then released in 2005 a new album titled “The Cookbook”.

In the sequel to her film career, she recorded several other films with which she proved to have a talent for acting. In 2003, she recorded a documentary called Ultrasound: Hip Hop Dollars. After this film she got a call to play in the next film and in 2004 she published her new film called Honey. Over the next two years, Missy Elliott has acted in another 3 films and these films have brought her much more popularity. In the continuation of her career Missy did not act in films, but she managed to make an excellent career on television and participated in many shows.

During her career, Missy Eliott managed to make a number of hits and she was successful in the rap-rnb group as well as in her solo career. Missy managed to become one of the most successful female rappers in the world and she managed to sell over 7 million CDs. She received various awards during her career and she became the most popular female rapper in the world. She is still active in rap music but also works as a producer. She still wants to deal with this music and she says that she will continue to collaborate with many famous performers.

During her career Missy Elliott managed to make a financial profit of over $ 35 million. She also managed to establish a private business and is therefore thought that she have earned over $ 50 million.

Personal Life

Missy Elliott has managed to make an excellent career and she has managed to become one of the most famous female rappers in the world. She currently lives in New York and she has bought a new home that worth over a one million dollars.

Missy Elliott is also very popular on social networks and she has over one million followers on her Facebook and Twitter profile and she has over 1.5 million followers on her Instagram profile.

Quick Summary

Full Name: Melissa Arnette Elliott

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

Date of birth: July 1, 1971

Age: 48

Profession: Rapper, Actress

Height: 176 cm

Weight: 72 kg

Net Worth: $35 million