Did You Know Missy Elliot Had A Big Hand In Puffy & The Family’s All About The Benjamins (Video)
A popular argument is that Missy Elliot’s one of Hip-Hop’s better producers. Sadly, due to co-production (something we’ve seen with Daz Dillinger, Guru, Mike Dean, and others), she may live in Timbaland’s shadow. One person who sees Missy’s talent for what it is may be Diddy. Back in ’96-’97, Bad Boy’s head honcho (and founder) let Misdemeanor call some shots on D-Dot’s beat (which Kanye West allegedly had a heavy hand in), “All About The Benjamins.”
Before Fuzzbubble ever laced the remix, and before Lil’ Kim revealed her S&M style, Missy told Sheek Louch to bite the bullet in one of his mainstream breakthroughs. Louch tells Cipha Sounds all about it in a new webisode, including why he wasn’t so hot on the beat at first.
Don’t you wish more producers could assert the role with great rappers?
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