Missy Elliott

The Stoner Canon: Essential Weed Movies, Books, Music, and TV Shows

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Pot-smoking and pop-culture consumption go hand in hand: do the former, and you run the risk of only wanting to partake in the latter. So it makes some sense that pop culture has taken ample advantage of pot. At its funniest, it’s given us the stoner comedy of Richard Linklater, the Coen Brothers, Amy Heckerling, and Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. At its trippiest and most philosophical, it yielded some of the greatest art of (and set in) the ’60s and ’70s, from The Beatles to Dylan, Fear and Loathing to Inherent Vice. Then there are the more lively party-stoner creations, represented here by hip-hop touchstones The Chronic, Missy Elliott, and The Beastie Boys. Farther afield, we get the inadvertent stoner favorite, a diverse subset that ranges widely, from Adventure Time to David Lynch’s Eraserhead. Each of these categories is well represented in Flavorwire’s Stoner Canon, which we’re proud to present in celebration of …Read More

Missy Elliott’s Top 15 Music Videos, Ranked

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Missy Elliott’s breakout music video was 1997’s “The Rain,” directed by Hype Williams. Not only did it introduce her to the world, but it also introduced hip hop to a whole new era of visually stunning, highly creative, and memorable music videos. Her entire career so far has been full of these inventive and unforgettable clips, which are still awe-inspiring in 2015 — and still make viewers incredibly envious of her dance moves. Here’s a ranking of her top 15 videos — though, let’s be honest, the order is entirely subjective, because everything Missy Elliott does is …Read More

Like Joy Division? Buy Ian Curtis’ House: Links You Need to See

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In the market for a two-bedroom house with a “well-appointed bathroom”? Looking to live on Barton Street in England’s Macclesfield, which some might call an “enviable” location? Do you also have a bicep tattoo of the cover art of Joy Division’s 1977 album, Unknown Pleasures? Has love ever “torn you apart”? Do you have $180,000? Then you should probably buy the late Ian Curtis’ old house, which is now for sale.
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Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Show: It’s Hip to Be Square

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As far as hypemen go, human smiling-poop emoji Katy Perry makes for a chirpy one. Compared to special guest Missy Elliott in “Rhythm Nation”-era Janet Jackson mode, Perry was downright uncool at the Super Bowl last night, whooping “c’mon” while showing off how far a few albums’ worth of arm-dancing practice gets you. Yet the nine-song set had its redeeming …Read More

The Sound of the ‘Broad City': A Musical Guide to TV’s Coolest Comedy

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From Drake’s “Started From the Bottom,” in the now-famous nod to Missy Elliott’s “The Rain (Super Dupa Fly)” video last season, to Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory” soundtracking Abbi’s naked strut last week, the scene-stealing montage song plays an important role on Broad City — and will continue to as Season 2 progresses. But it’s also just one way the show’s music supervisor, Matt “FX” Feldman uses songs to flesh out Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s wild and weird New York. Click through to read more about how he curates the music for Broad City and listen to his playlist of ten tracks that will define its second …Read More