Missy Elliott is known throughout the recording industry as one of the most creative and innovative hip-hop/rap artists of her generation. When rappers, r&b singers and hip-hop artists need a chart topping single they contact Missy Elliott because she is considered one of the best record producer/songwriters in the business.
Missy Elliott has not released an album for several years but that is mainly because that while she was able to create and perform single releases she was involved in a battle with "Graves disease" for the past several years and due to the fact that for Missy Elliott there is an intense creative process that is involved in the production of an album.
The great recording artists understand that a new album cannot be produced overnight and they do not entertain the prospect of being average by releasing an album that does not meet their high standards. Missy Elliott has not been sitting on the sidelines doing nothing during her absence as she has been keeping busy as a writer and producing songs in the studio for other artists while her creative juices develop. Recently she confirmed the rumours that she is helping produce Faith Evans next album and that news immediately woke up music insiders because that basically means that Faith Evans is going to have some hit songs in 2014.
The great thing about Missy Elliott and her career is that she does not do anything on a small scale. Her music and the videos that accompany her songs have always been incredibly unique whether it be for singles such as "The Rain" or "Get Ur Freak On" or for her albums such as "Respect Me" or "Cookbook". One of the best presents that Missy Elliott provided her fans in February 2014 is the news that she intends to release another album and when she does it will be "epic" in the spectacular manner of all her music.