“I don’t think there was a path for the music we made.”
It’s no secret that Missy Elliott has won acclaim for her music.
His hits like “Get Ur Freak On” and “Gossip Folks” brought an original sound to rap music, and it helped change the face of hip-hop.
Although Missy was celebrated for her great tunes, she told Interview magazine that she didn’t think she would ever find success because her music didn’t fit the mold.
“Sometimes you have to take a chance,” she said. “I never felt like I belonged, period. I don’t think there was a way for the music we made.”
“The only reason they found a way was because I was rapping over the tracks,” the “Partytime” rapper admitted. “But at first, I don’t think people understood the music.”
Doja Cat, who dominates the airwaves with hits like “Say So,” “You Right” and “Juicy,” understood where Missy was coming from.
During the conversation, Doja told Missy that she had been working on songs that she feared were too “funky and weird” for her fans. And she doesn’t know if she should release the music or not.
It was then that Missy told her that it was good for her to “create [her] own way. It’ll probably never fit, but people will love it.”
And when Doja started to doubt her rapping skills, Missy told her that it was okay for her not to be the best rapper around, because not everyone is a “bar rapper”. .
“When I hear people and they have crazy bars, I love it,” Missy said. “But I’m not that girl. I’ll say it, and I’m sure you probably feel the same too. If we sat down, we could do it. As a writer, you can sit down and make those bars .
Miss is right! And I’m so glad she tried her music because I don’t know where I would be if “Work It” had never come out.