With Iconology, Missy Elliott is back on the scene with her first EP since 2005’s The Cookbook. Dropping the 14-minute long, five track EP, 14 years after her last album release, Missy Elliott simultaneously released a Missy-esque music video for lead track, Throw It Back.
In Throw It Back, Elliott marks her territory in the rap game: “If it’s competition, I put them to shame / What you’re doing now, I did for a while / Don’t look for no other Missy ‘coz there be no other one / I did records for Tweet, before y’all could even Tweet / Been hot before you could speak.”
Unnecessary? Given her past work, perhaps, but those of us old enough to remember the 90s scoffed at the news that when joining Katy Perry as part of her Super Bowl performance in 2015, many took to Twitter asking who Missy Elliott was, and that they were happy for her big break - Perry would make her famous, for sure!