Missy Elliott is finally back with another zany visual to add to her endless repertoire of boundless creativity. Her new single “I’m Better,” features producer turned rapper Lamb (who first worked with her on 2008’s “Ching-A-Ling”) and minimalist beat with a heavy bassline sure to please any club goer or driver. The video stuns with rope dance routines, underwater scenes. and Missy’s signature style. Enjoy below.
The hype for A$AP Ferg‘s new album is heating up as he drops his second single, “Let It Bang,” with ScHoolBoy Q. Due out April 22, Always Strive and Prosper, is also set to feature Missy Elliott, Rick Ross, Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign. Watch below.
R&B duo Tweet and Missy Elliott were known for hits like “Oops (Oh My)” and “Turn Da Lights Off” during the start of the new millenium, They recently teamed up for a brand new soulful track “Somebody Else Will” co-produced by Timbaland. Listen to the mellow, yet empowering track as Tweet harmonizes about moving on from a toxic relationship below.
Missy Elliott is back with her first music video in almost eight years. The brassy and bass-heavy party track “WTF (Where They From)” is produced by fellow Virginia artist Pharrell Williams. Accompanied by a futuristic wardrobe, wild makeup and hover boards, the visuals punctuate the everlasting creativity she has always been praised for. Enjoy her comeback below.
Check out the new upbeat club song from Janet Jackson and Missy Elliott called “Burn It Up.” The song was debuted on the first night of her new tour and will be on her first album, Unbreakable, in 7 years. The album is set to release on Friday, October 2. Listen below.
450. Though Kanye West used auto-tune all over 808s and Heartbreak, producer Yung Guru revealed it was Yeezy who gave Jay Z the “Death of Auto-Tune” concept. 1
449. Kendrick Lamar’s first car was his dad’s old ’92 Cadillac Seville with Lamborghini doors.
448. After J. Cole graduated from St. John’s in 2007, he finally received his degree in 2015. He stated that the reason he had never obtained it was because he still owed money to the school for an overdue library book. 2
447. The scene of police asking skaters to move in Lupe Fiasco‘s “Kick Push” video was not staged. 3
446. Missy Elliott used to play with sharp objects as a teen. “In high school, I used to play with knives and razors and carry around a rusty ass machete. But I couldn’t come in this industry that way. So I had to act like I had some sense. Be humble and respect everyone,” she told Vibe magazine. 4
445. Eazy-E used to keep rolls of bills in his sock and licorice-Rizla-papered joints on the inside of his baseball cap. 5
444. Freddie Gibbs‘ name was inspired by character Tommy Gibbs in Blaxploitation film Black Ceasar. (6:55 mark)
443. DJ Premier used to play guitar in church and alto sax in school.6
442. The original Higher Learning cast was supposed to include Tupac, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow and Juliette Lewis.7
441. RZA stated that he did not allow women into Wu-Tang‘s recording studios until 1997 because they were considered a distraction.8
Wild 90’s videos motifs and neon color palettes permeate LA rapper David Sabastian‘s new video “Duh,” which also features his own collective of artists, producers and designers known as ANTI Society. You’ll see traces of Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Puff Daddy, Ma$e and Busta Rhymes visuals and even a cameo from supporter DJ Mustard.
420. Lupe Fiasco made his album Tetsuo and Youth for 16 core fans he often lurks on social media. (5:25 mark)
419. The Notorious B.I.G. wanted to drop Ready to Die on Halloween.1
418. Every year for Christmas, Kanye West‘s family would sing and play instruments, but Ye didn’t have a good voice, so he would sit in the corner. 2
417. Tupac‘s “Can’t C Me” was originally intended for Dr. Dre & Ice Cube‘s never released Helter Skelter album. 3
416. Kendrick Lamar (then known as K Dot) rapped for Charles Hamilton back in the day. (1:30 mark)
415. Pharrell‘s Astronaut BBC T-Shirt once flew aboard the United States Space Shuttle, Atlantis, to the International Space Station.4
414. Rick Ross and Bill Murray once recorded a song for a Christmas show, but Ross didn’t show up for the shoot. 5
413. Ab-Soul credits his extensive vocabulary to his mom reading him Dr. Seuss and Charlie Brown before bed.6
412. Missy Elliott‘s Supa Dupa Fly was recorded in two weeks and was entirely produced by Timbaland.7
411. Eazy-E asked Bone Thugs to write his verse on “Foe The Love of Money,” but they made hit pen it himself.8
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