Missy Elliot Releases First Two Singles Off New Timbaland-Produced Album, Talks Aaliyah Album Controversy
(AllHipHop News) Missy Elliot reunited with her musical muse super producer Timbaland on UStream to announce the iTunes release of her first two singles “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat”. During a UStream interview last night (September 17) with Mona Scott-Young and a legion of fans on social media sites, Elliot explained excitedly that the two new tracks will be featured on her new album that is due sometime this year.
“I like to call it theatrical Hip-Hop,” says Elliot. “It’s not the Da Real World all over again ,but just the dramatics of the real world is the feeling that I get from this album.”
Even though this will be Elliot’s first release of an entire body of new material in seven years, Timbaland says that their timing couldn’t be better. “I think what’s going on right now is the same ol same ol,” says the legendary producer, who produces every song on the 12-track album.
“The timing is right for what we doing right now. We didn’t pick it. It just happened this way,” he added.
Both Elliot and Timbaland were tight lipped about the featured artists on the album, until a fan asked Elliot if there would be another collaboration with fellow femcees vets Lil Kim, Eve, and Trina, to which Elliot responded sparingly: “I do have something special with us three,” says Elliot. “Fun party record. Keep it fun.”
Host Scott-Young also made sure to ask Elliot and Timbaland about their views on the upcoming, Drake-executive produced Aaliyah album that has caught some recent criticism from fans due to the producing duos lack of involvement.
“A lot of people are asking about the Aaliyah situation. And we’ve had to answer that all day today. So I think we kinda worn out,” said Elliot. “And something set on my heart and said, ‘maybe let’s not talk about it so much because Aaliyah she didn’t represent controversy. She represented peace.’ We just trying to keep positive energy around her name.”