(AllHipHop News) The number of mainstream female voices in Hip Hop have been at a minimum the last few years, but one veteran emcee could be returning in the near future. According to superproducer Timbaland, longtime collaborator Missy Elliott is ready to return to the spotlight with a new album.
“It’s coming,” Tim told Rolling Stone. “It’s on her. She got the first single, it’s just a matter of when she wants to do it. We got the hollow-tip bullet in the gun. We have the game-changer right there.”
The two Virginia natives have been working closely together since the 1990’s. The production/songwriting duo played a major role in redefining Hip Hop and R&B with albums like Aaliyah’s One In A Million, Ginuwine’s Ginuwine…the Bachelor, and Missy’s own Supa Dupa Fly.
Despite their two-decade working relationship, Tim claimed he has never actually seen Miss E do her thing in the booth.
“I’ve never watched her record, never in my whole career,” Timbaland said. “I do it, she be like, ‘OK, I got it,’ and I leave the room. She kicks us out. That’s how she do it: She does everything herself.”
Missy’s last LP was 2005’s The Cookbook.