A Career Retrospective: Missy Elliott

Don't miss Missy Elliott tonight on 106!

Missy Elliott  - Missy Elliott is one of the few emcees, male or female, in the game that has always successfully blended clever lyrics, amazing singing ability and a crazy flow in all of her songs.  It's been seven years since Missy released new music, but she's on 106 & Park tonight to talk about her two new singles "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat." Don't miss Missy and her bro Timbaland on 106 tonight at 6P/5C!(Photo: Jlnphotography/WENN.com)

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Missy Elliott  - Missy Elliott is one of the few emcees, male or female, in the game that has always successfully blended clever lyrics, amazing singing ability and a crazy flow in all of her songs. It's been seven years since Missy released new music, but she's on 106 & Park tonight to talk about her two new singles "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat." Don't miss Missy and her bro Timbaland on 106 tonight at 6P/5C!(Photo: Jlnphotography/WENN.com)

"The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" - Michael Jackson is known for off the wall music videos, but the world was always shocked when seeing a Missy Elliott video for the first time. We're sure that your jaw was on the floor after the first time you saw the video for her first major hit, "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)."  (Photo: Elektra)

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"The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" - Michael Jackson is known for off the wall music videos, but the world was always shocked when seeing a Missy Elliott video for the first time. We're sure that your jaw was on the floor after the first time you saw the video for her first major hit, "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)." (Photo: Elektra)

"4 Page Letter" - Missy doesn't have to be the featured performer to cash those publishing checks. She showcased her songwriting skills when she and Timbaland penned Aaliyah's "4 Page letter," which helped her sophomore album, One in a Million, move over two million copies. (Photo: Chris Walter/WireImage)

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Baby Girl - When Aaliyah's career starting soaring at heights that nobody could imagine it was due to all of her raw talent and charisma, but her songs were always hot due in large part to Missy's writing skills and Timbaland's ability to churn out a hit.Sadly, when Aaliyah passed it was evident that Missy lost a piece of her heart because they were like sisters. Rest in peace, Aaliyah.  (Photo: Chris Walter/WireImage)

1999: Da Real World - In 1999, Missy dropped her sophomore album, Da Real World, which spawned the hits "She's A...," "All n My Grill," and "Hot Boyz."  (Photo: Elektra)

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1999: Da Real World - In 1999, Missy dropped her sophomore album, Da Real World, which spawned the hits "She's A...," "All n My Grill," and "Hot Boyz." (Photo: Elektra)

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Missy & Timbaland - When you hear the names Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis you know to associate them with Janet Jackson, the same goes for Timbaland and Missy Elliott. Missy and Tim have one of the most sacred and successful connections in music. They're back and making amazing music, so stay tuned.... (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Freaky Deaky - Missy Elliott swung from a chandelier, had her neck extend an unknown amount of feet from her body and invited her friends Eve, Ja Rule, LL Cool J and more to come grab cameos in "Get Ur Freak On."  (Photo: Elektra Records)

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"Get Your Freak On" - With killer choreography and a creepy, yet innovative music video Missy unveiled for her hit song and video "Get Your Freak On" in 2001. This single came off her third studio album, Miss E... So Addictive. That album also spawned the mega-hit "One Minute Man" and "Take Away." (Photo: Elektra)

She's a Winner\r  - These are only two of the Grammy Awards that Missy Elliott has won over the course of her accomplished career, and we're sure that there are many more to come! \r\r(Photo: LEE CELANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Two Out of Five - At this point in her career, Missy is collecting Grammys to add to her current collection of five. She's been nominated for her rapping ability, her albums, her writing skills and her short-form music videos. Not too shabby, Missy!  (Photo: LEE CELANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Missy Elliott, Under Construction (2004) - OK, so Missy had some stiff competition this year. She was up against OutKast?s double banger, Speakerboxxx / The Love Below. After their loss for Stankonia two years prior, it was only right that they finally be given some shine.(Photo: Elektra)

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2002: Under Construction - Just one year after releasing Miss E... So Addictive, Missy struck again with Under Construction. Yes, you still rock out to "Work It" and "Gossip Folks" simply because they're still that hot and timeless. (Photo: Elektra)

Work It - Lighty and rapper Missy Elliot were also very close, as he managed the celeb's career and positioned her as a triumphant music force as well. (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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Slimmy Elliott - After suffering a serious health scare, Missy took her health into her own hands and dropped a lot of weight. Now, Missy always looked great, but we commend her for keeping her health first and doing what she needed to do to stay healthy. Go Missy!  (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

2003: This Is Not a Test! - For the third year in a row, Missy had released an album. It just so happens that This Is Not a Test! featured "Pass That Dutch" and "I'm Really Hot."   (Photo: Elektra)

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2003: This Is Not a Test! - For the third year in a row, Missy had released an album. It just so happens that This Is Not a Test! featured "Pass That Dutch" and "I'm Really Hot."  (Photo: Elektra)

'Lose' It - "Lose Control" featured Ciara and producer Fat Man Scoop in a video full of awesomeness. A bit less complex than Missy's other videos, this time around dance was highlighted throughout, featuring folks beating their feet and paying homage to the Lindy Hop.     (Photo: Elektra Records)

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"Lose Control" - With her bond with Ciara going from CiCi's single "1, 2 Step," Missy collabed with the ATLien again on "Lose Control." We must say, they're certainly a perfect match. (Photo: Elektra)

Missy ElliottYear: 2009 - In 2003 rapper Missy Elliott addressed whispers about her dramatic weight loss in the intro to her song "Gossip Folks," which starts off with people talking in the background, "Girl, that is Missy Elliott. She lost a lot of weight. Girl, I heard she eats one cracker a day." Elliott, happy and unfazed, appeared on a 2007 episode of ABC's Extreme Makeover to offer four scholarships for a weight-loss program to underprivileged teens featured on the show. (Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

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Missy Elliott Is on 106 & Park Tonight! - Don't miss the one and only Missy Elliott tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C! (Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)