Time Warp: Missy Elliott “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) 1997

I was first introduced to Missy Elliott during the “Get Ur Freak On” era, but I can still perfectly recall the first time I saw this video on a countdown looking back at older music videos and thinking “She has always been so cool.” Visuals effects with a fish eye, a trash bag suit, various shades of burgundy lipstick, and adorable cameos are all facets to a video that has aesthetic extremes paired with a nonchalant ease that you just don’t really see anymore.

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