I distinctly remember the 1st time I heard Missy Elliot on the radio. I’m not talking about her music. I’m talking about Her! The infamous Boodah Brothers (RIP DJ Law) were interviewing her on 103 Jamz (my local radio station in Virginia). Gina Thompson just dropped the video for single, “That Thing You Do” and Missy was featured on the remix. I remember her riding in the convertible in the video and her popular line…Hee Hee Hee Hee How, Hee Hee Hee Hee Hee Hee How! I loved that song…I loved Missy. STILL DO!
Even though her career was just starting, she was a SUPERSTAR in my eyes. A black woman that was killing it in the hip hop world and she was from my hometown. Not just Virginia, the 757! (there is a difference and don’t let anyone tell you anything different) I listened to that entire interview and dreamed of the day that I would get to interview Missy on my own radio show. (A dream that I am still working towards)
Over the years, I have watched Missy become the superstar that I knew she was when she 1st hit the scene in the 90s. Her latest accomplishment is long overdue.
Missy Elliott now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star will be located outside of Amoeba Music on Hollywood Boulevard and is the 2,708th star since 1961. Elliott started her career in 1991 and has won four Grammy’s along with being a songwriter and record producer. Her solo debut album, “Supa Dupa Fly” went platinum along with all of her other albums.
Check out some pictures from Missy’s big day below. Congratulations Missy!