It’s been 14 years since Missy Elliott released an album, but the legendary rapper, producer, and songwriter makes her long-awaited return with Iconology, a collection of new tracks. The EP, which features production from Elliott, Timbaland, and Wili Hendrix, is a throw back “to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance.”
Additionally, the Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee has debuted an epic video for one of the five tracks, “Throw It Back.” The innovator keeps innovating and snatching wigs (“…Till I see their scalps)” as she rolls out the pink carpet in the dance-heavy clip, which features a cameo from Teyana Taylor.
On Monday, Missy will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs in New Jersey and also take the stage for her first performance in 16 years.
“This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses,” she tweeted. “You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me!”
Stream Iconology below.