You’ll have to excuse my absence last Monday as I was out of town for work! #T’s (and Missy, of course), I will surely make it up to you. But, let’s not dwell in the past – it’s the 4th installment of MISDEMEANOR MONDAY! I love watching old talk show segments of my favourite celebs (guilty pleasure). Any clip of Don Rickles on The Late Show avec Letterman is absolute gold and gets me every time. This weekend, I found this vintage segment of the Misdemeanor, rocking a divine olive green Adidas (who else) track jacket and matching cargos, on Ellen back in 2004, before she (Ellen) had a stylist. Missy’s swagger is infectious, along with her humility and sweet smile. It wouldn’t be The Ellen Degeneres show if dancing wasn’t involved, so Missy gives Ellen a 1-on-1 tutorial on how to Work It.
Round #3! Welcome to the third installment of MISDEMEANOR MONDAY. The news of Missy’s official return made us all a tad giddy (if it didn’t/hasn’t yet, please seek some professional help), but things were turned up a notch when Busta Ryhmes released the remix to his deliciously hard track, “Why Stop Now“, featuring none other than the Misdemeanor (Weezy and CBreezy, too). Busta’s first up to spit (and slays), to which he then introduces Missy: ” Hey, lemme re-introduce y’all to my beautiful twin… omg… MISSY!” – amazing. Needless to say she KILLS her verse, and let’s us know during her opening when she says “Now watch how I kill this remix”. So, yeah, she’s baaa-aaack.
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Pardon the late post! Longest day… of my life. I leave next week, so my plate is full of things to get done prior. Anyways, I digress; it’s Monday aka #MISDEMEANORMONDAY, #2! If you failed to read the first installment, I’ll be dedicating a post to Missy Elliot every Monday until her highly-anticipated 7th studio album, Block Party, drops in the spring/summer. As the Grammy Awards were last night, it’s only fitting that we relish in Missy’s 5 Grammy Award-winning tracks, including the following:
- 2002, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals: “Lady Marmalade” (Producer)
- 2002, Best Rap Solo Performance: “Get Ur Freak On“
- 2003, Best Female Rap Solo Performance: “Scream a.k.a. Itchin”
- 2004, Best Female Rap Solo Performance: “Work It”
- 2006, Best Short Form Video: “Lose Control“
What a night; heavy lip-syncing (I don’t blame her), superstar backup dancers (Nicki + M.I.A.), custom Givenchy x3 (the heart strings were tugged, and damaged), and a sequined homage to André Leon Talley (C-Lo). The Madonna Bowl was pretty spectacular; so spectacular that it managed to crash the Twitter app on my Blackberry – not surprised:
Cray. I’d add a sister “cray” to that, had the Misdemeanor been performing alongside the Material Girl. Yes, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott – you remember her, right? Would’ve made total marketing sense too, since A. She and Madonna do make a hell of a team (see past GAP commercial below) and B. her 7th studio album, entitled Block Party and produced primarily by Timbaland, is apparently set to release this spring (or summer). Surprisingly, I hadn’t heard a a whisper about it until I randomly Wikipedia’d her after listening to a slew of throwback tracks, including Supa Dupa Fly (below), Beep Me 911, and Sock It 2 Me. Fuck, she’s such a boss and I’ve been listening to/watching her since she made a garbage bag look “supa dupa fly” in ’97, which is why I’m starting Misdemeanor Mondays on LEBIGT BLOG. I’ll be posting something Missy related (mostly songs/videos) every Monday until the day Block Party drops. Missy, hurry back to the forefront and don’t forget the PVC.