Missy Elliott Previews Documentary/ Drops New Song & Video, “I’m Better”
Prior to dropping her new single, Missy Elliott teased it with an announcement video. Marking 20 years in the industry this year, the rapper previewed her upcoming documentary. It featured peers describing her and a glimpse of Elliott behind the scenes. “It’s never just making a hot record. I can do that in my sleep,” she says.
In her Lamb-assisted single, “I’m Better” the duo cockily brag above a minimal beat.
While Elliott is well known for her up-tempo numbers, she’s just as recognized for her visuals. This begs the question on why she has yet to receive the Video Vanguard honor. Many current artists could learn from the rapper as her visuals have replay value. In the digital era, videos can help an artist unlike before as it’s a form of streaming. Her latest videos are recognized as she remains true to her artistic integrity. Outlandishness is to be expected.
As for the song itself, it’s still ‘Missy’ but she’s also adapting to the current trap trend.