An eight-song preview of rapper Missy Elliott's upcoming seventh album last night (March 11) reveals that it is shaping up to be a feast of Elliott's trademark eclectic beats mixed with tinges of '70s
An eight-song preview of rapper Missy Elliott's upcoming seventh album last night (March 11) reveals that it is shaping up to be a feast of Elliott's trademark eclectic beats mixed with tinges of '70s Washington D.C. go-go funk.
Featuring production by Timbaland, Souldiggaz, Danjahandz, Timbaland and Point Guard, the Goldmind/Atlantic Records album -- which is due in late May and set to be titled by fans -- includes first single "Best, Best," in which Elliott, repeating the last word to every sentence throughout, rhymes, "We fuss fuss / we fight fight / we make up by the end of the night night."
The Jazmin Sullivan-assisted "Like When You Play The Music," the drum-heavy "Hip-Hop Don't Die" and the sensual "Milk & Cookies," in which Elliott lightheartedly harmonizes about her capabilities in the bedroom, among other things, will also appear on the album. The finished tracklist will likely contain ten or eleven songs.
As previously reported, Elliott has already released two tracks from the set - "Ching-A-Ling" and "Shake Your Pom Pom," produced by Timbaland. Both tracks appear on the "Step Up 2 The Streets" soundtrack, which was made available last month. The album is the musical companion the Touchstone Pictures dance film of the same name.
The new album comes two years after her 2006 set, "Respect M.E.," which charted at No. 26 on the European Top 100 Albums tally.