Tag: Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott Makes History As Berklee’s Honorary Doctoral Recipient

“A lot of people don’t know a lot of records that I’ve written or produced, so that’s a highlight for me as a woman,” Elliott said in an interview with Associated Press back in 2016. Elliott’s talents have been shared with numerous songs that we never would have known. “I always said if a man would have done half the records that I’ve done we would know about it. But we don’t know all the records I’ve done for other artists.”

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Mary J. Blige, NAS, Pharrell On Tap For 2019 Essence Fest

“When the ESSENCE Festival was founded 25 years ago, it marked a pivotal moment of vision and reverence — a critical acknowledgement of and investment in the power of our culture,” said Michelle Ebanks, chief executive officer of ESSENCE Communications, in a news release. She said it has set a standard that other festivals aspire to, and has become an annual homecoming for black artists from around the world.

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