The legend herself, Missy Elliott named honoree at ESSENCE’s 2018 ‘Black Women In Music’ annual event.
Missy Elliott who has served a distinct flavor to hip hop and R&B for decades has worked with music icons Pharrell, Timbaland, Beyoncé and more. The Grammy award winning artist
“The artistry of Missy Elliott cuts across generations—underscored by her vast creative accomplishments and contributions to the culture,” said Essence‘s editor-in-chief, Vanessa De Luca, in a statement. “So prolific is her work, she is an inspiration to women all over the world. Missy’s energetic presence is truly magnetic, and we can’t wait to celebrate her as one of the artistic masterminds of our time.”
The ‘Black Women In Music’ event, began in 2010, with the mission of highlighting the accomplishments of black women during Grammy week. Missy Elliott joins Erykah Badu, Kelly Rowland, Sylvia Rhone, Mary J Blige as recipients of this honor. The event will take place January 25 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City.