Tag: Missy Elliott

  • Get Ur Phryg On! Demystifying Timbaland and Missy Elliott’s Famous Beat

    Get Ur Phryg On! Demystifying Timbaland and Missy Elliott’s Famous Beat

    Why is the beat to Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On” so infectious? Maybe it has something to do with the mysterious Phrygian scale mode it’s written in…

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  • How Missy Elliott Works the Beat in ‘Lose Control’

    How Missy Elliott Works the Beat in ‘Lose Control’

    As someone becomes more and more familiar with rap, he or she realizes that — in a genre that encompasses the styles of everyone from riddlers like MF DOOM to philosophers like KRS-One — there’s no problem finding completely different artists to enjoy completely different styles. If you want good party music, it’s Drake. Try 50 Cent if […]

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  • The Art of the “Escalating Dance” in Music Videos

    The Art of the “Escalating Dance” in Music Videos

    Tons of things can make a great music video. Epic drama, quirky graphics and animation, innovative camera techniques and coloring, elements of humor and even horror; these have all produced some memorable videos. But I’d like to talk about the most innately human, natural thing music makes us do — dance. However, watching people just dance, […]

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