Throwback: Happy 51st Birthday, Missy Elliott!

Missy Elliott, one of the most forward thinking artists of her generation — and perhaps of any generation, really — turns 51 today. If you’re a child of the 80s and/or 90s, you rocked out to Elliott’s work on the radio and in the club. And they still hold up today.

So let’s wish her a very happy birthday! May there be many, many, more!