Dust’s ‘Afrofuturism’ Episode 5 explores Missy Elliott – The Hype Magazine

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Published on April 10th, 2017 | by Jerry Doby

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Dust’s ‘Afrofuturism’ Episode 5 explores Missy Elliott

Episode 5 of Dust’s (@watchdustAfrofuturism explores Missy Elliott (@MissyElliottwho influenced hip-hop culture with a futuristic sound and a science-fiction flare; The segment premieres April 11. Her beats and her visuals paved the way for artists like Kanye West, Future and Janelle Monae to use elements of space travel and futurism in their music. Elliott’s out-of-this-world, audible aesthetic positions her in history with Sun Ra, George Clinton and Jimi Hendrix who helped shape afrofuturism.

DUST’s fifth episode of Afrofuturism examines Elliott’s influence on music and contribution to science fiction. Premiering Tuesday April 11, the episode explores Elliott’s partnership with Timbaland, the hits “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” and “Sock It 2 Me” and Elliott’s visual themes through the lense of afrofuturism.

The Afrofuturism series on DUST may be a new  discovery for many music fans. So, with each episode of Afrofuturism, you’ll find incredible music that helps weave the story together. DUST has set up a SoundCloud playlist here to curate featured music. All of the songs have been featured on the DUST channel, with the exception of “Shotgun” by Little Simz, which was included because she narrates the Afrofuturism series.

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