As tipped here in February, Missy Elliott will release her new album, “The Cookbook,” May 28 via her the Gold Mind imprint/Atlantic. Although a track list was not available at deadline, the set will feature the Neptunes-produced “On and On” and “Lose Control,” which features Ciara and Fat Man Scoop.
“I really do think this is my best album,” Elliott told Billboard recenly. “I was in a really great space with this album. I wasn’t in a great space with some of the other albums I’ve done.” She added, “I played Lil’ Kim the album the other day, and she told me it was incredible and that there was not one song on it that she didn’t like.”
“The Cookout” is the follow-up to 2003’s “This Is Not a Test!,” which debuted at No. 13 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 686,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Elliott also told Billboard she is working on a film about her life. “Paramount is interested in doing the movie, and right now I’m looking at writers for it,” she said. “I don’t want to star in the movie. People see only famous artists as having superstar status.”
“But people want to know about the struggles,” she continued. I’m sure that’s what made Eminem’s ‘8 Mile’ a success, because people wanted to know what his house and mom were like before he started in the music business. People can’t even imagine what I’ve been through.”