Although a number of high-profile guests have been attached to the project, the only confirmed artist is Jay-Z, who appears on the track "Wake Up."
Missy Elliott is eyeing a Nov. 25 release for her next Elektra album, "This Is Not a Test." According to a spokesperson, the set was produced by Elliott with her longtime collaborator Timbaland. Although a number of high-profile guests have been attached to the project, the only confirmed artist is Jay-Z, who appears on the track "Wake Up."
The set's first single, "Pass the Dutch," is a nod to youthful U.K. reggae act Musical Youth's pot-inspired '80s favorite "Pass the Dutchie."
Elliott has also recorded with Gwen Stefani for the latter's Interscope solo debut and guested on Timbaland and Magoo's summer single "Cop That S***," which reached No. 49 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. She will contribute a track to the third Violator compilation, "V3: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," due Dec. 9.
Elliott won video of the year and best hip-hop video for "Work It" last month at the MTV Video Music Awards. The cut was drawn from the artist's most recent album, "Under Construction," which has sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. A live version of "Work It" is included on the album "Sessions@AOL," due Oct. 14 from Atlantic.