Album of the Day
Supa Dupa Fly
Childhood friends from Virginia, Melissa Arnette “Missy” Elliott and Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley were a musical team that crafted hits for artists including Aaliyah and Total before collaborating on Elliott's solo debut, SUPA DUPA FLY. Landing at #3 on the Billboard album chart, the Elektra collection frames Missy's singing and occasionally surreal raps with futuristic arrangements that draw as much from electronica as from rap. Propelled by such singles as “Sock It 2 Me” (featuring Da Brat), “Hit Em wit da Hee” (featuring Lil' Kim) and “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” the set went Platinum and earned a pair of Grammy nominations. Named one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, SUPA DUPA FLY was released 25 years ago today and its influence on hip-hop and R&B remains strong.