“The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” is a 1997 hit song recorded by Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott.
“The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” was written and composed by Don Bryant, Bernard “Bernie” Miller, Elliott, and producer Timbaland for her debut album Supa Dupa Fly (1997) and contains a sample of Ann Peebles’ 1973 single “I Can’t Stand the Rain”, whose lyrics serve as the chorus.
The song was released as the album’s lead single on June 29, 1997. VH1 ranked the song 99th on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s. And in 2010 Pitchfork Media included the song at number 33 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.
The breakout music video was the first of Missy’s career directed by Hype Williams. The most notable aspect of the video is the inflated trash bag that Missy wears during a fisheye lens shot. Timbaland, Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George of SWV, Yo Yo, Lil’ Kim, Total, 702, Da Brat, Lil’ Cease and Puff Daddy all make cameos. The video was nominated for Best Rap Video at the 1997 VMAs. (Wikipedia)