Missy Elliott Urges Artists to Be “Fearless” With Their Second Album E! News UK

Missy Elliott has urged artists working on their second albums to be “fearless”.

Although the 51-year-old rapper admitted there can be enormous pressure to give a worthy follow-up to a successful debut album, she insisted that it’s important artists take risks when working on new material.

She tweeted: “Sophomore albums are a very ROTATING time for the artist. Your second album is stressful but it’s the BEST ALBUM to EXPERIMENT on! Have no FEAR! Because if you play it safe , you will be BOXED into its hard to get out because your fans are getting used to that sound.

“Second! Dear artist, listen CAREFULLY! Go with the songs you feel you should drop, not what everyone is suggesting! You, the artist, have to FEEL it YASEL because YOU are the one who has to SELL it. Intrepid (sic).”

Missy released her debut album ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ in 1997 and followed it up two years later with ‘Da Real World’.

Her second album was critically acclaimed and certified platinum, with singles such as “She’s a B**** and “All N My Grill”.

Previously speaking about the pressure put on her while making the album, Missy said: “I can’t even explain the pressure. The last album took me a week to record. This one took almost two months. I couldn’t rush the second time because people expect more.”

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