Missy Elliott Is Rap’s Missing Link Of Supreme Excellence

She’s as (or more) important than Biggie or Jay…

“You should be like Missy ‘stead of bein’ like Mike…”
Missy Elliott, “Not Tonight” (Remix)

The Notorious B.I.G. died on March 9, 1997. As a then music fanatic, college radio personality, and general pop culture aficionado, my…