Supa Dupa Fly (1997) Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's songwriting resume reads like a who's who of contemporary R&B, and on her solo debut famous friends like Aaliyah repay the debt… Missy Elliott Hip-Hop/Rap R&B
Music Review

Supa Dupa Fly (1997)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Missy Elliott; Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B

Missy ''Misdemeanor'' Elliott's songwriting resume reads like a who's who of contemporary R&B, and on her solo debut famous friends like Aaliyah repay the debt (Busta Rhymes and Lil' Kim also cameo). But Elliott doesn't need help on Supa Dupa Fly: She's a wickedly innovative singer-rapper who favors expansive song structures and trip-hoppy textures. In the process, she creates an evocative space-age soul all her own. A-

Originally posted Aug 08, 1997 Published in issue #391 Aug 08, 1997 Order article reprints