When we talk about female MC's, the discussion cannot be had without Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott leading the topic. This past November, Elliott was rightfully nominated for her role as an icon in the hip hop game — and now, her induction is official! As the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, let us all hail the undisputed Queen of Rap. 

The Songwriters Hall of Fame judges describe Elliott as "one of the most significant female artists in contemporary music history, Missy Elliott is a groundbreaking solo superstar, pioneering songwriter-producer, and across-the-board cultural icon." We could not agree more! 

Congratulations to Missy Elliott for her crowning achievement and continuing to break barriers beyond the scope of music. 

Check out one of Elliott's classic tracks, The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly], below. 

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