Missy Elliott says she recorded her first album in two weeks
On his social networks, Missy Elliot looked back on her long career and the pressure she was under with Timbaland when recording her very first album.
Missy Elliot wastes no time
More discreet in recent years, Missy Elliot left its mark on rap at the end of the 90s and in the 2000s. In a rare speech, the interpreter of Get Ur Freak on will nevertheless return to his debut with producer Timbaland, explaining that he has sent the recording of his very first solo project, After the fly soupreleased sometime in 1997. Driven by singles Rain (Supa Dupa Fly), sock for me, Hit ’em with the Hee and Beep me 911benefiting from the participation of Busta Rhymes, Ginuwine, 702, Magoo, Da Brat, Lil’ Kim and Aaliyah, the LP will have sold more than 1.2 million copies in the United States.
And yet, this long format will have been recorded in just two weeks, as confided by the rapper : “My label told me that I would be entitled to my own label if I recorded an album. So Timbaland and I recorded this album in two weeks, not knowing that it would be a departure before offering many other things. »
Placed in 3rd place on the Billboard 200 upon its release, dominating the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts across the Atlantic, this project, now certified platinum, subsequently caused some problems for Missy Elliot, admitting to having been stressed by this success. immediate.
My 1st album was stress free because I had no expectations. My label told me they would give me my own label if I made 1 album so me and @Timbaland finished this album in 2 weeks not knowing it would be the start of many more to come🔥 pic.twitter.com/mineJQSfDN
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) December 6, 2022
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