Hip-hop icon Missy Elliot just released the video for “Why I Still Love You,” off of Elliot’s highly acclaimed EP ICONOLOGY. The video shows a young girl in an art museum, where she observing 3 different paintings depicting Missy Elliot and The Dripdemeanors throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Although Elliot is known for her ability as a rapper, the song shows off her soulful r&b side, as she soars in vocal harmonies that portray the 60’s style, Supremes-esque style that she emulates in the video.
Elliot has been active since the early 1990’s, and her career has now been able to span 4 decades. Last year, Elliot became the first female hip-hop artist and third ever rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Additionally, Elliot became the first female rapper to receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music for her contribution to music and pop culture as a whole.
Elliot is set to headline at the Governors Ball music festival this year, along with Australian-based Tame Impala and former Fleetwood Mac lead singer Stevie Nicks. Elliot is also set to appear at BottleRock Napa Valley of this year, alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, and once again Stevie Nicks.
Check out Missy Elliot in “Why I Still Love You,” below: