Missy Elliott

Sep
19
Missy Elliott Talks New Album, Remembers Chris Lighty on ‘106 & Park’

Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott received a warm welcome when she returned to “106 & Park” minus her partner-in-rhyme Timbaland, who was stuck in traffic. Decked out in a spike-covered jacket, Misdemeanor chatted about her new singles “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat” and upcoming album.

“Missy then was 10 years ahead and Missy now is 10 years ahead, so nothing’s really changed as far as Missy is concerned,” she told Rocsi. “I’m futuristic. I’ma bring 2050 in the year 2012.”

For the new project, the dynamic duo returned to Virginia, where they recorded Missy’s 1997 debut Supa Dupa Fly. “People be like, ‘Welcome back. We glad you back,’” said Missy. “This will say we never left. This album is crazy! There’s nothing like it.”

She also shared memories of her late friend and manager Chris Lighty. “Words can’t describe this man. He was a go-getter,” she said of the Violator founder. “He wanted to see all of us make it and be successful. He built so many careers, not just Missy Elliott. There was Busta, there was LL, there was 50—so many, Mariah.”

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Sep
18
Missy Elliott Teases Collaboration with Lil’ Kim and Eve

Sandra Denton, Eve, Lil' Kim, and Missy Elliott

With her two new singles “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat” heating up the airwaves, Missy Elliott jumped right into promotional duties for her upcoming album. In addition to making the radio rounds, Missy and Timbaland took questions from fans during a Ustream session. She revealed that she is debating between two album titles, Class Dismissed and Block Party, and that she has recorded a collaboration with Lil’ Kim and Eve.

Plus, find out what happened to the “Pussycat” remix with Janet Jackson and why it took the dynamic duo so long to return.

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Sep
17
Missy Elliott and Timbaland Sound Off on Drake-Aaliyah Collaboration

Missy Elliott and Timbaland

While promoting her new singles, Missy Elliott was bombarded with questions about the posthumous Aaliyah album. She and Timbaland shared their thoughts on Drake’s role and why they won’t be involved.

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Sep
17
New Music: Missy Elliott f/ Timbaland – ‘9th Inning’ + ‘Triple Threat’

Missy Elliott

The wait is over. After a 7-year hiatus, Missy Elliott makes a triumphant return to music. The hip-hop icon debuts the full versions of “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat,” the first singles off her seventh album, tentatively titled Block Party. Both tracks were produced by and feature her partner-in-rhyme Timbaland, and will hit iTunes tonight.

“We’re basically coming to switch music again,” said Missy during her Ustream session. “People wonder what took us so long and I feel like we needed to refresh our brains and either come correct or don’t come at all.”

Was it worth the wait? Listen and sound off below.

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Sep
12
Single Cover: Missy Elliott f/ Timbaland – ‘Triple Threat’

Triple Threat

After breaking us off with a snippet of “9th Inning,” Missy Elliott reveals the basketball-themed artwork for her second new single “Triple Threat” featuring Timbaland. The hip-hop trailblazer, along with Timbaland, will premiere both tracks in full in her first-ever Ustream session on Monday, September 17, at 6:45 p.m. EST. Fans can submit questions on her official website.

What do you think of the artwork? Sound off below.

Sep
10
New Music: Missy Elliott f/ Timbaland – ’9th Inning’ [Snippet]

9th Inning

The wait is almost over. After a 7-year hiatus, Missy Elliott steps back up to the plate on “9th Inning,” one of two new singles off her seventh album, tentatively titled Block Party. The hip-hop icon comes back with a vengeance over a triumphant beat courtesy of her partner-in-rhyme Timbaland.

“Now I’m in the 9th inning, thought I fell off, I ain’t quite finish,” raps Missy. “2012 there’ll be no games/ Real rap, real bars, I’m not playin’.”

If you thought the dynamic duo had fell off, think again. “We hitmakin’, hitbreakin’, partyshakin’, innovative, groundbreakin’, so creative/ We be the most anticipated,” proclaims Timbo.

Missy is also readying a second single “Triple Threat” for release later this month. Listen to a snippet of “9th Inning” below.

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Sep
4
Missy Elliott Sets Release Date for New Singles

Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott has been teasing fans for years, but she’s finally ready to make her comeback. The hip-hop icon will drop her two new singles next week.

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