If a martial arts film and hip-hop dance crew had a child, then Missy Elliott's I'm Really Hot” music video would be it. Slightly inspired by Quentin Tarantino's 2003 blockbuster film Kill Bill: Volume 1, the Bryan Barber-directed (Braid My Hair,” Roses,” Bia Bia,” Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)”) visual takes us to a Tokyo-esque place where Missy's squad and a Japanese posse battle it out in the streets.
Musically, Monae is an multi-faceted artist who can sing, dance, and even trade bars with the best of them as heard on Django Jane.” And the way she uses her vocals and bars to create \ soul-stirring moments on socio-political songs like Cold World” and Americans” as BTS has done on 21st Century Girl” and Am I Wrong.” Together, Monae and BTS could be a freedom fighting force on wax and create a groundbreaking moment that will cross racial and gender barriers across the world.
There's also her strong use of choreography in videos like One Minute Man,” Gossip Folks” and Work It” all of which can still pack a dance floor. My perspective on Black men rick ross type beat making it in America isn't measured by wealth or material things because I feel like that is Nipsey Hussle type beats outward which is heavily influenced by social media.
Despite the language barrier, it wouldn't be impossible for them to create an international smash as BTS are known to enjoy various genres of Latin music. Elliott is the first female hip-hop artist to receive the honor and after many online petitions, social media callouts and dissected anecdotes, it's about time.
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A short-haired Misdemeanor Elliott joined Hype Williams and his signature fisheye lens to showcase her moves inside of an inflated black garbage bag, her slick dance moves, and an assortment of bright, colorful ensembles. Hip hop beats untagged to test your rap skills.
They often defy gender norms with their outfits and soft color schemes, giving some of the most vibrant, creative visuals you'll see in this generation with videos like Boy With Love” and Pynk.” Also, both are vocal allies of the LGBTQ community and people of color.
As one of the most important hip-hop artists of the modern era, the living legend has finally received her roses when it was announced she would be the recipient of the Micheal Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 36th annual MTV Video Music Awards on Aug.
In the video for her song about questioning the motives of an unfaithful lover, Missy Elliott created a set that looked like a doll-themed club from 2050. A teenage girl is shown running into her living room, and she is eager to see if one of her favorite music videos will be shown.