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On this day in music history: March 7, 1987 - “Licensed To Ill”, the debut album by the Beastie Boys hits #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for 7 weeks, also peaking at #2 on the R&B album chart. Produced by Rick Rubin and the Beastie Boys, it is recorded at Chung King House Of Metal in New York City, from Early 1985 - Late 1986. Combining stripped down beats with Hip Hop and rock samples, it is one of the main catalysts in crossing rap music and Hip Hop culture over into mainstream pop culture. The album spin off six singles including “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” and “Brass Monkey”. The albums iconic cover art by David Gambale (aka “World B. Omes”) features an illustration of a 727 jet crashing into the side of a mountain. On tail end of the plane is the aircraft registration number “3MTA3”, which is actually an in-joke that when viewed in a mirror reads “EAT ME”. An instant smash upon its release, it becomes one of the fastest selling debut albums of all time, selling over a million copies in its first two weeks of release. The album makes further history in the 90’s as a catalog title. Following the Beasties resurgence in popularity after the releases of “Check Your Head” and “Ill Communication”, “Licensed To Ill” begins selling again at an unprecedented rate for catalog rap album. When Def Jam changes distribution from Sony Music to Polygram in 1994, it sells between 500,000 and 800,000 copies a year for the next five years. “Licensed To Ill” is certified 10x Platinum in the US by the RIAA, earning a Diamond Certification.

For anyone going through a hard time right now:

Music has the power to help, or so I believe, it picks you up in ways that people sometimes can’t. I recently made a playlist of songs, and if people want I can make it into a Spotify playlist. But here is the songs:

THE LINK FOR THIS FIRST PLAYLIST: [X]

Therapy//All Time Low
Never Too Late//Three Days Grace
Hospital For Souls//Bring Me the Horizon
Friend, Please//Twenty One Pilots
Crash//You Me At Six
Missing You//All Time Low
Never Give In//Black Veil Brides
Hold On Til May// Pierce The Veil
Astronaught//Simple Plan
Kitchen Sink//Twenty One Pilots
Saviour//Black Veil Brides
If I have too, then I have too (Acoustic)//One Last Look.
The Light Behind Your Eyes//My Chemical Romance
Goner//Twenty One Pilots
No One Does It Better// You Me At Six
Satellites// Sleeping With Sirens
Hearts and Flowers// Say We Can Fly
Nothern Downpour// Panic! At The Disco
What a Catch Donnie//Fall Out Boy
I’m A Mess// Ed Sheeran.

Here’s a few other things:

Good Songs that help calm you down or fall asleep:
Behind the Sea (Live in Chicago version) //Panic! At The Disco
Therapy// All Time Low
Fireworks//You Me At Six
Hey There Delilah//Plain White T’s
Oh Ms Believer// TØP
Never Seen Anything (Quite Like You)//The Script
Kiss me//Ed Sheeran


If You Have Lost Someone:
If You Could See Me Now//The Script
Match Into Water// Pierce The Veil
Cancer//My Chemical Romance
Lullabies//All Time Low
Wake Me Up When September Ends// Green Day
This Isn’t The End// Owl City
All Done For You// Black Veil Brides

Remember When/ Dissappear//Issues

When You’re Feeling Misunderstood:
I’m Not Okay//My Chemical Romance.
King For A Day// Pierce The Veil ft Kellin Quinn
Kids In The Dark// All Time Low
Wretched And Divine// Black Veil Brides
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams// Green Day


In a Really Bad Mood? Start A Riot: [X]
Misery Buisiness//Paramore

Bite My Tongue// You Me At Six ft Oli Sykes

You Make Me Sick//Of Mice And Men
Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing//Set It Off
Antivist//Bring Me The Horizon
Save It For The Bedroom//You Me At Six
Heroes// All Time Low
Desolation Row//My Chemical Romance
Juarez//Gerard Way
Fuck You//Sleeping With Sirens (Cee Lo Green Cover)

Ignorance//Paramore

Compromising Me//William Beckett

Gives You Hell// The All-American Rejects


Some cool extras:
Princeton Ave// Issues (Abuse)
Never Lose Your Flames//Issues (Homophobia/Rejection because of Sexuality)
Mama//My Chemical Romance (Gender Identity)
99% Soul//Matty Mullins (Christian music?)(most of his album is Christian music so if you’re looking for good Christian pop I would recommend Matty Mullins or Owl City :))
Migraine//TØP (Schizophrenia)
That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed For Me)//Panic! At The Disco (For people going through major changes)
Sleepwalking//Bring Me The Horizon (Depression)
A Trophy Father’s, Trophy Son (Broken Family/Home)


That’s all for now but that’s all for now, I might update more? I was just looking at all these cool songs with cool messages so…

Bands in 2016
  • MCR: Mcrx
  • FOB: Bloom
  • P!ATD: IX XXII
  • OM&M: New album and tour
  • PTV: New album and tour
  • Issues: New album
  • Young Guns: New album
  • CTE: New album
  • MIW: New album
  • ATL: Announce "straight to DVD II"
  • TØP: Cover mcr and leak their cover
  • AA: Cover mcr and slipknot and tour
  • YMAS: Announce new album to be released in 2017
  • Me: Y'all gotta chill please I'm already broke
All Time Low in a nutshell the past few months

All Time Low: We’re doing an Arena Tour…

All Time Low: It’s going to be a co-headliner with You Me At Six…

All Time Low: One of the dates is at Wembley arena… oh and p.s we’re filming a new DVD there

All Time Low: We’re going to star in a little movie called ‘fangirl’ about a teenager who is obsessed with a band’s music. ironic or what?

All Time Low: The movie stars Kiernan Shipka, and Meg Ryan, are we cool now or wut?

All Time Low: Oh and P.S.S. we have a new album coming out.

All Time Low: It comes out in April… and oh look… it’s called Future Hearts and the cover art and track-list for it have already been leaked…

All Time Low: We’re doing an American spring tour

All Time Low: This tour we’re taking Tonight Alive, State Champs and Issues along to support us

All Time Low: But also, Jack and Alex are hosting the APMA’s, lets get drunk and fuck shit up

All Time Low: Oh we also starred in a burger commercial

All Time Low: And hey look, remember that album we mentioned, we’ve already released the first single from it, enjoy that shit and pre-order it and there may be another single released soon

All Time Low: P.S.S.S We already released the video for that track, check it out. Oh and also we’re filming some stuff in Manchester.

All Time Low: P.S.S.S.S If that’s not enough, we’re off to Australia now…

Alex Gaskarth: BUT… P.S.S.S.S.S. Before we goo… I’m engaged!, I just needed to drop another little bomb on y’all before we left. Cya.

All Time Low: Oh but also here’s another track, from ‘Future Hearts’ this ones called Kids in the Dark, have the video for that shit too why don’t ya

All Time Low: but that’s not all we’re doing some shows and signings for future hearts, c’yall there. And p.s.s we released a live video shot in Manchester for ‘Something’s Gotta Give’

All Time Low: That Wembley show came around… and Josh Franceschi and Cassadee Pope came out to support.

All Time Low: but hey there’s more, here’s another track from Future Hearts for your sincere pleasure, this ones called ‘Runaways’

Fandom: …….. cannot ahndle this.

All Time Low: … Bound to release more shit and it’s only March.

All Time Low: hey guys we are releasing another song. It’s called “Tidal Waves”. It gets better its the one we did with Mark Hoppus. 


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and added on by me

Get to Know Brothas n Sistas

For Arielle Wilkins, the idea for Brothas N Sistas started while working on her branding thesis at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In this art series, Wilkins creates characters that portray urban culture in a positive light. Familiar faces include Missy Elliott and Tupac. Once she finished, her professors were so impressed by the final product that they recommended she take it even further. Five years later, her passion project has become a career that continues to grow through her own illustrations, merchandising graphic design, toys and games. This year, she’s focused on building out what she calls the Black Army Men Project. More on that below.

What originally made you want to become an illustrator/artist?

Arielle: My father was my biggest influencer when it came to the arts. I remember him taking me to different art shows and being instantly hooked at the age of six. From there I began exploring different styes and, in high-school, I fell in love with old 70’s album cover art. That love set off my retro phase and eventually led me to connect music to my art.

Favorite album right now?

Arielle: It’s not easy to narrow down, but if I had to, I’d say my favorite album right now is To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick, in my opinion, is one of the few storytellers in the rap community that just tells it how it is. He’s unapologetically smart and has a great flow.

How would you describe your creative process?

Arielle: My process is influenced by music and real-life experiences. Either I get to work while in a mood, or I set the mood with music and zone out. Some say I zone out for hours in my room, where I have my small studio, but to be honest I couldn’t tell you how many hours pass by. My creative process is my way to relax.

Who is your biggest influence? Do they have a Tumblr?

Arielle: @pharrellwilliams is by far my biggest influencer. His brands are inspiring, and take an extremely positive approach to everything. Mainly what attracts me is his commitment to embracing all different cultures, and thats really what my brand is about. It’s about appreciating people for who they are, and celebrating that.

How did you develop your signature style head portraits?

Arielle: Despite popular belief I do illustrate full bodies, but with this series I wanted everyone’s focus on just the face. While most people say the eye’s are the most defining feature, I went against the grain and challenged myself to focus on lips. There I quickly realized that there is so much you can tell about a person by just their lips.

Tell us about how urban culture and music has inspired your art.

Arielle: My life is completely entangled with urban culture and music, we’re pretty much fused. Urban culture really originated in order to give a voice to those who otherwise wouldn’t have one, and I find myself on the same pursuit with my art.

Who has been your favorite musician to illustrate?

Arielle: Lil Wayne was a lot of fun. If I think about it a little more I actually start to notice a trend between my favorite artist to illustrate, and their bold real-life character traits.

Do you have any exciting pieces you’re currently working on or are planning on doing?

Arielle: I have so many projects I’m working on, but I’m really excited about my latest, Black Army Men Project. It’s really taken years for me to get to where I am now, and this project I feel brings a voice to some strong opinions I have internally. With so much negative press surrounding minorities and the Black Lives Matter movement, I wanted to remind people of our strength, and our positive influence. I like to think that this is still just the beginning for Brothas N Sistas, and I’m so excited to see how far I can take it. It is still in the works, but the store (store.brothasnsistas.com) has many artist illustrations as seen on the tumblr.


Follow @brothasnsistas and @thatwilkinsgirl.

The Pretty Reckless’s Taylor Momsen on Why She 'Sold Her Soul to Rock ‘n’ Roll,' Will Never Act Again
NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 29: Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless performs during the 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on October 29, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Most musical artists yearn to be recognized, earn money, and enjoy a self-indulgent lifestyle. But 23-year-old Taylor Momsen had already experienced all of that when she abandoned her acting career and launched her hard rock band, the Pretty Reckless, in 2009. She’d been acting since she was 7, and in 2007 her TV career peaked when she played Jenny Humphrey on the popular series Gossip Girl. Momsen had also worked as successful model for IMG before she gave it all up for rock ‘n’ roll.

At the time, Momsen was considered a bit of a loose cannon. Though she was just 15 when the band started and 16 when their debut album Light Me Up came out, Momsen was rebellious and provocative — flaunting her sexuality onstage, using shock tactics to attract a crowd, and engaging in the kind of behavior that gives parents of teenage girls nightmares.

“I look back at some of the outfits I wore and I go, ‘Wow, I don’t know what I was thinking,’ but I was certainly honest at the time,” Momsen tells Yahoo Music. “I was young, and I think it was good that we got that out of our systems in the beginning.”

Whether the antics and bravado played a role in her success or not, Taylor Momsen is still going strong six years into her recording career with her band’s third full-length release, Who You Selling For. The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard album chart and its first single, “Take Me Down,” hit #1 on the rock chart, making it the band’s fourth consecutive song to top that chart.

Like 2014’s Going to Hell, Who You Selling For is a gritty album full of bluesy guitars and propulsive hard rock rhythms. But while Momsen has strived to be controversial in the past — exposing her bare back and most of her rear end on the front cover of Going to Hell, for instance — these days she chooses a different way to express herself. The new album’s title addresses the slippery slope between commerce and art, and the songs, which explore hard rock, blues, funk, soul, and pop, bristle with the frustration of giving up family, stability, and privacy to follow a dream.

“I’ve sold my soul to rock ‘n’ roll,” she glibly says. “I’ve given everything to music. You have to do that. When you love something so much, you have to fully commit to it, and that means giving everything else up for it. But at the end of the day I get to scream into a microphone every night, and that’s f—ing awesome. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

YAHOO MUSIC: You touch on many different music subgenres on Who You Selling For. And it sounds like you have more than a passing familiarity with each.

TAYLOR MOMSEN: It wasn’t intentional to go all over the place with this record, but when [guitarist] Ben Phillips and I were writing, we tried really hard not to limit ourselves. As soon as you put any limitations on yourself as a writer, you’re immediately stunting yourself. So nothing was off the table. The reason we love rock ‘n’ roll so much is it represents freedom and it really does encompass everything. Rock ‘n’ roll is everything — it’s the blues, it’s jazz, it’s funk, it’s country, it’s pop. It’s all those things, so you can go in so many different directions and it’s still rock ‘n’ roll.

People from Gene Simmons to Lenny Kravitz have declared that rock is dead. Clearly it’s not, but it seems like there’s a narrower idea today of what rock entails.

As soon as the word “Active” got put in front of “Rock,” it became very testosterone-based. We’ve always had the same motto – “try not to try” — and that’s something we really tried to implement on this record. It wasn’t about being fast or heavy or slow. We really tried to capture the human element with each of these songs, and that’s why all the great records that have lasted the test of time are great.

You used old-school recording techniques to give capture organic quality, even though you may have sacrificed some of the precision and polish of many modern recordings in the process.

Back in the golden age of rock there were no computers and no ability to manipulate stuff, so we tried not to do that on this record. The sound of a real guitar note is important. You want to hear the player behind the music and what he’s trying to express, without all this technology.

Why did you call the album Who You Selling For?

By posing a question instead of defining something, at least it’s open for interpretation so everyone’s going to have a different thought of what “selling for” means. To me, it means something different every day. In general, I’m selling for music. I give everything to music. But today I’m selling for Yahoo.

Do you feel like a product?

I don’t feel like a product, but sometimes I feel like I get treated like a product. In the modern age, instead of treating the music as the product, the artist gets treated as the product, especially with social media. You become the promotion machine itself. It’s a strange time.

Are you active on Twitter and Instagram?

I use it to communicate with my fans and give out pertinent information about where we’re playing, but I don’t give out personal information. I try to stay off it as much as I can. I’m writing songs, and if you’re living on the Internet it’s not real. It doesn’t actually exist. It does, but it’s virtual. It’s not reality. I very much like to live in reality, not a virtual reality.

What was the greatest challenge you faced making this record?

Challenges come up along the way. It starts from the beginning. The writing process is always the most torturous, but it’s also the most rewarding. It takes the longest and it’s the hardest because these songs are coming from your own head and you never know when an idea is going to come. But when we finish a good song, there is no better feeling. The next challenge is taking it to the band and figuring out where the song is going to take us when we’re playing as a full band and where the recording is going to go. It’s all torture and then complete and utter bliss. But it’s all cathartic as well. The ups and downs are necessary to create good art.

There seems to be a lot of frustration in these songs. Where did that come from?

I think there are common themes of desperation and confusion. I was trying to adapt back to regular life after being on tour for so long. The tour really is a bubble. We toured Going to Hell for two years and when we got home I went, “Where did two years of my life just go? And who am I now?” So there’s an adjustment period and you have to try to find yourself again. I think that is reflected in a lot in the lyrics and the writing of this record. You’re so disconnected from society when you’re on tour, so when you get back home you feel very alone and you have to try to figure out how to reconnect back into the real world. That can be a challenge.

After doing two albums with vivid images of you on the cover, you went with a melancholy black-and-yellow sketch of an androgynous, long-haired figure looking down. Why did you choose that route?

A friend of mine did that. They listened to the record and sent back this piece of art. When we saw it, the whole band threw their hands up and said, “Well, that’s the record cover.” We were going through a lot of ideas, but this one fit the title so well. Everyone has a different take on it. It’s abstract expressionism. There’s so many things you can take from it, which fits with the record, which goes all over the place. Every time I look at that image I see something different. And I think that was very reflective of the record and of how I was feeling. The yellow parchment represents age, which is appropriate to me. We were all feeling older these days.

When you had three #1 songs in a row on Going to Hell, you were praised as the first female-fronted band since the Pretenders to achieve that. But it seems like you’re far more interested in being a great band than being a great female-fronted band.

I don’t see gender like that. I just think a good song is a good song; a good band is a good band. All my idols were men: John Lennon, Chris Cornell, Robert Plant, the list goes on and on. I just think good is good, bad is bad. It’s that simple. I don’t see the need for anyone to separate one band from another and say, “They are female-fronted; they are not.” It just doesn’t register that way for me.

You said touring for two years straight made you crazy. Do you plan to tour differently for this album?

We’re going to try to do it a little differently. I would like to record a little bit between some of the shows rather that tour for two years and then going, “Where did that block of my life go?” When I’m going that long without creating something new, it starts to wear on me. I start to lose my sanity a little bit.

Do you have any pursuits outside of music?

I consider myself a writer. I’m working on a couple different books right now. I don’t know if they’ll ever get released, but I’m working on them. That’s a form I’d like to entertain. I’m doing a little of everything. Obviously I write poetry because lyrics are poetry, but I’m working on a children’s book. I’m sure there’ll be some sort of autobiography of the band at some point. I’m working on a novel. These are just things I do as a hobby to try to keep myself sane. And I sculpt and I paint, but that’s more for me personally and not for the public.

Would you ever consider returning to acting?

No, I never want to do that again. That was so my childhood. I literally was in junior high, so I look back on that and it feels like a past life. Playing a character is not something I’m interested. I’m much more interested in self-expression.

All Time Low: We’re doing an Arena Tour…

All Time Low: It’s going to be a co-headliner with You Me At Six…

All Time Low: One of the dates is at Wembley arena… oh and p.s we’re filming a new DVD there

All Time Low: We’re going to star in a little movie called ‘fangirl’ about a teenager who is obsessed with a band’s music. ironic or what?

All Time Low: The movie stars Kiernan Shipka, and Meg Ryan, are we cool now or wut?

All Time Low: Oh and P.S.S. we have a new album coming out.

All Time Low: It comes out in April… and oh look… it’s called Future Hearts and the cover art and track-list for it have already been leaked…

All Time Low: We’re doing an American spring tour

All Time Low: This tour we’re taking Tonight Alive, State Champs and Issues along to support us

All Time Low: But also, Jack and Alex are hosting the APMA’s, lets get drunk and fuck shit up

All Time Low: Oh we also starred in a burger commercial

All Time Low: And hey look, remember that album we mentioned, we’ve already released the first single from it, enjoy that shit and pre-order it and there may be another single released soon

All Time Low: P.S.S.S We already released the video for that track, check it out. Oh and also we’re filming some stuff in Manchester.

All Time Low: P.S.S.S.S If that’s not enough, we’re off to Australia now…

Alex Gaskarth: BUT… P.S.S.S.S.S. Before we goo… I’m engaged!, I just needed to drop another little bomb on y’all before we left. Cya.

All Time Low: Oh but also here’s another track, from ‘Future Hearts’ this ones called Kids in the Dark, have the video for that shit too why don’t ya

All Time Low: but that’s not all we’re doing some shows and signings for future hearts, c’yall there. And p.s.s we released a live video shot in Manchester for ‘Something’s Gotta Give’

All Time Low: That Wembley show came around… and Josh Franceschi and Cassadee Pope came out to support.

All Time Low: but hey there’s more, here’s another track from Future Hearts for your sincere pleasure, this ones called ‘Runaways’

Fandom: …….. cannot ahndle this.

All Time Low: … Bound to release more shit and it’s only March.

All Time Low: We’re doing an Arena Tour…

All Time Low: It’s going to be a co-headliner with You Me At Six…

All Time Low: One of the dates is at Wembley arena (ahem the O2 Arena… shhhh)… oh and p.s we’re filming a new DVD there

All Time Low: We’re going to star in a little movie called ‘fangirl’ about a teenager who is obsessed with a band’s music. ironic or what?

All Time Low: The movie stars Kiernan Shipka, and Meg Ryan, are we cool now or wut?

All Time Low: Oh and P.S.S. we have a new album coming out.

All Time Low: It comes out in April… and oh look… it’s called Future Hearts and the cover art and track-list for it have already been leaked…

All Time Low: We’re also doing an American spring tour

All Time Low: This tour we’re taking Tonight Alive, State Champs and Issues along to support us

All Time Low: But also, Jack and Alex are hosting the APMA’s, lets get drunk and fuck shit up

All Time Low: Oh we also starred in a burger commercial

All Time Low: And hey look, remember that album we mentioned, we’ve already released the first single from it, enjoy that shit and pre-order it and there may be another single released soon

All Time Low: P.S.S.S We already released the video for that track, check it out. Oh and also we’re filming some more stuff in Manchester.

All Time Low: P.S.S.S.S If that’s not enough, we’re off to Australia now…

Alex Gaskarth: BUT… P.S.S.S.S.S. Before we goo… I’m engaged!, I just needed to drop another little bomb on y'all before we left. Cya.

Fandom: …….. cannot ahndle this.

All Time Low: … Releases more shit to drive us even more crazy.

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“hey, rivers, babe, i’m supposed to go on in, like, an hour, and i’m starving. could you get my assistant to run some pad thai up to the dressing room?”

“sure thing, bey - chicken, shrimp, vegetarian?”

“shrimp. oh, and… um… listen, about the after-party tonight… you know, we’re going to have to walk the red carpet, and there are going to be a lot of photographers around… would you rather i wear flats instead of heels?”

“why… why would i care if you wear flats or heels, beyonce?”

“well, rivers, i’m already a few inches taller than you, and the heels just add even more height. and i know you’ve been sensitive about your height ever since they had to photoshop you on the cover of the blue album to make you look as tall as your bandmates.”

“beyonce. that’s insane. i was not photoshopped on the cover of the blue album. i am just as tall as all the other members of weezer. don’t be silly.”

“rivers.”

“and furthermore, when i wear my orthopedic lifts, and you wear flats, i am only three inches shorter than you, which is barely noticeable, and…”

“so you want me to wear flats? that’s fine, they’re more comfortable anyw-”

“no! you can wear whatever you want! really! wear six-inch stilettos! wear the louboutins i got you for your birthday! it’s fine!”

“rivers. please stop crying.”

“i can just carry a little stool around and hop onto it every time someone wants to take a picture of us.”

“rivers.”

All Time Low: We’re doing an Arena Tour…

All Time Low: It’s going to be a co-headliner with You Me At Six…

All Time Low: One of the dates is at Wembley arena… oh and p.s we’re filming a new DVD there

All Time Low: We’re going to star in a little movie called ‘fangirl' about a teenager who is obsessed with a band’s music. ironic or what? 

All Time Low: The movie stars Kiernan Shipka, and Meg Ryan, are we cool now or wut?

All Time Low: Oh and P.S.S. we have a new album coming out.

All Time Low: It comes out in March… and oh look… it’s called Future Hearts and the cover art and track-list for it have already been leaked…

All Time Low: We’re also doing an American spring tour

All Time Low: This tour we’re taking Tonight Alive, State Champs and Issues along to support us

All Time Low: But also, Jack and Alex are hosting the APMA’s, lets get drunk and fuck shit up

All Time Low: Oh we also starred in a burger commercial

All Time Low: And hey look, remember that album we mentioned, we’ve already released the first single from it, enjoy that shit and pre-order it

All Time Low: P.S.S.S Why not have the video for that song on the same day?

All Time Low: P.S.S.S.S If that’s not enough, remember that UK tour, at that little Wembley show, where we’re filming that new DVD?… well… Neck Deep and Real Friends are supporting us at that show now too…

Fandom: …….. cannot ahndle this…. dead…..

All Time Low: … Releases more shit to drive us even more crazy.

  • Troye fandom: you're like six you can't be 20
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  • Amplify: ⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️
  • Troye fandom: *takes cover*
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  • Troye fandom: *circle shaped tears*

Missy Elliott brought the funk to New York’s Cipriani on Friday (Dec. 11). As Billboard’s inaugural Innovator of the Year, the Virginia rapper let her Adidas tracksuit-clad dancers bust a move (or five) to a medley of her hits including “Lose Control,” “Work It” and her comeback single “WTF." 

Past collaborator Ciara –who teamed with Elliott for dance tracks like CiCi’s "1, 2 Step” and Missy’s “Lose Control” – with the award, even asking the entire room to stand for her. “There is truly no one like her,” she gushed.

Missy delivered an emotional speech peppered with jokes and loaded with gratitude. “I stand here for all the women who been told you don’t fit the mold,” she said during her tear-y speech. “Look at me, I’m here.”

She shouted out several familiar faces including Timbaland (“we were broke together … we cussed each other out,” she said), Magoo, Pharrell Williams, her label, Atlantic Records, and Aaliyah.

“I wanna thank all the women before me … because they kicked down the door for me to be able to walk through,” she added.

Misdemeanor’s lengthy resume includes selling 7.6 million records in the U.S. and landing six top five albums on the Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums chart like her 1997 debut Supa Dupa Fly and 2001’s Miss E… So Addictive.

The recent Billboard cover star plans to drop a new LP soon-ish, saying, “I want to say 2016 but I don’t want to give a time. Nowadays you say a time, they’ll stone you.”

Billboard’s Women in Music show airs Dec. 18 on Lifetime at 8 p.m. E.T.