Missy Elliott has been doing a lot of PR to promote her new singles “Triple Threat” and “9th Inning.”
She appeared on BET’s “106 & Park” in hopes the highly anticipated upcoming album with long-time collaborator, Timbaland will once again knock the socks of her fans.
The rapper/singer/songwriter, Missy Elliott said:
“This album is so crazy.”
“People be like, ‘Welcome back. We glad you back.’ No. This will say we never left. There’s nothing like it.” She also discussed the impact of the late Chris Lighty, one of hip hop’s most famed music managers who sadly committed suicide last month. “There will only be one Chris Lighty and one Violator and such great memories.”
“We’re gonna miss him so much. Great man, great man. If anybody don’t know Chris Lighty, they should. It’s almost something you have to learn in your history books.”
At the end of “Triple Threat,” one of two new singles Missy Elliott and Timbaland released online Monday, Elliot declares:
“All we do is make hits, and if you want a hit, maybe we’ll return your call.”
Although fans usually love the Missy/Timbo chemistry, this time around the new tracks are getting mixed reviews, especially since Elliott hasn’t released a full-length album since 2005.
Unfortunately, Elliot might have spoken too soon — neither of these tracks sound like obvious hits out of the gate. Of course, any news that Missy Elliott is back to rapping and that her long-awaited full length “Block Party” might be impending is most welcome.
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