Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

8. Missy ElliottSupa Dupa Fly

I remember being in grade seven or eight and feeling like I’d never heard music like that before. I just listened to it all the time and everyone else did too, all my friends we would just go over to each other’s houses and listen to it. It has this longevity throughout my life – I would still be talking to people about a decade later. I think it’s an album that Jeremy Greenspan and I (who I work on all my music with) really bonded over it, ‘Best Friends’ with Aliyah is one of my favourite songs of all time. It goes on the top ten, which is kind of why I picked this album. There are some silly songs that haven’t aged that well, but I still love it.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Afrodeutsche, Lafawndah, Dizzee Rascal
PreviousNext Record

The Quietus Digest

Sign up for our free Friday email newsletter.

Support The Quietus

Our journalism is funded by our readers. Become a subscriber today to help champion our writing, plus enjoy bonus essays, podcasts, playlists and music downloads.

Support & Subscribe Today