REASON #4: J. Cole has given Missy's career a second life.
The problem with taking more than a year or two off—or, in this case, six or seven years off—is that rap fans are very quick to forget you. You can have the biggest rap song ever, but if you don't follow it up with a smash within a year, you might as well just move to Florida and retire. That's one thing that's been going against Missy for the last few years now. She's got a laundry list of hit records tucked under her belt, but all the 13-year-olds out there who are just starting to listen to rap were in kindergarten when most of them were released. This J. Cole feature on "Nobody's Perfect" puts her back into the limelight, though, and makes her current again. So, why shouldn't she use that to her advantage?