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Audio: Busta Rhymes, “Get It” Feat. Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland

Rap veteran Busta Rhymes is making a return with something to get you twerkin’ into the weekend. His new single “Get It” features a verse from the queen Missy Elliott and pristine background effects laced with vocals courtesy of the lovely Kelly Rowland. Strong but minimalist production springs into a brief, full Funk breakdown after…

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ICYMI: ESSENCE Music Fest’s 2018 Lineup Includes Janet Jackson, Mary. J. Blige, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., The Read and More

Just when you think ESSENCE‘s annual music festival lineup can’t top the year’s before, they prove us wrong. Last year, festival goers were spotted planning escape routes from one stage to another to catch all their favorite artists’ performances in the jam-packed lineup that all but disappointed and we’ll likely be doing it again this…

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Watch Janet Jackson and Missy Elliott Perform ‘BURNITUP!’ in Atlanta

Janet Jackson, much like her kin, is incomparable as a performer. Making her way along the “State of the World” tour, Ms. Jackson ended the trek in Atlanta last night by bringing Missy Elliot on stage to perform their 2015 cut “BURNITUP!” from Janet’s Unbreakable album. After the performance, Elliott took to Instagram to thank Jackson for having her. “I’m still AMAZED EVERYTIME you PERFORM!”…

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Missy Elliott is Seeking Dancers Ages 16+

If you’re like me, you spent most of your free time as a teen memorizing choreography from music videos to incorporate into routines to be performed at your high school’s pep rallies. One of the artists who literally always came through with must-learn moves was Missy Elliott. So if you “still got it,” put all…

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Audio: Missy Elliott, “I’m Better” Remix Feat. Lil Kim, Eve & Trina

After surprising fans with the video for “I’m Better” earlier this year, Missy Elliott returns with a remix akin to title its self. Featuring Eve, Lil Kim and Trina, the single is definitely a hit, no-brainer. Missy, who’s voice is limited only to the chorus, celebrated its release with the following tweet: “Brought a few legends out for this…

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Little Simz Narrates Missy Elliott-themed Afrofuturistic Animation

It’s really time for a major broadcast company to get behind Sama’an Ashrawi who is the perfect candidate to create the first modern, animated Afrofuturist series to television (our vote is to keep the brilliant Little Simz onboard for narration too). In the fifth installment of his webseries exploring the ties between creativity, artistry and Afrofuturism,…

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Missy Elliott, Frank Ocean, Björk, & Nine Inch Nails Set to Headline FYF Fest 2017

FYF Fest returns to Los Angeles from July 21 through July 23 with a new all-star lineup. Adding an extra day to the mix, the three-day festival will feature performances from Missy Elliott, Björk, Frank Ocean and Nine Inch Nails. Along with its incredible headlining acts, the summertime jam session in Exposition Park will also include a slew…

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Missy Elliott Shares Charming “I’m Better” Visual and Announces Documentary

The legendary Missy Elliott dropped off a surprise visual for her new cut, “I’m Better.” The track, which features Lamb, boasts a flossy come up over a Trap-inspired, but still Missy style, beat. The abstract asymmetry of Missy’s iconic aesthetic isn’t lost in her current work. “I’m Better” is pleasingly peculiar from Elliott’s haircut and…

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Missy Elliott Pays Tribute to Aaliyah 20 Years After ‘One in a Million’ Release

December 10th marked the 20th anniversary of the late R&B trendsetter Aaliyah’s hit single “One In A Million.” The song which was co-written by her longtime affiliates is a classic in it’s own right, and has since been covered and sampled by many. Missy Elliott took a moment to celebrate the songstress’ influence and timeless…

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Girl’s Night Karaoke Goals With First Lady Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott

We’re swooning over the Girl’s Night Karaoke Goals served by First Lady Michelle Obama from the Late Late Show last night. Amidst jamming to a couple of everyone’s favorite songs, she chatted with host James Corden about life after the White House and what she’ll miss most, Snapchat, and even mentioned that this round of…

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The Revisit: Missy Elliott’s ‘Supa Dupa Fly’

When Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott dropped her debut album Supa Dupa Fly in July 1997, about 19 years ago this month, she completely changed the hip-hop music video landscape. My mom refused to buy cable for us, so while my friends were raving about TRL and BET’s 106 and Park, I satisfied my cravings to see…

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VH1 Hip-Hop Honors: “All Hail the Queens”

Hip-Hop has been and still is a male dominated genre of music, however it was special to see that this year’s VH1 Hip-Hop Honors returned to honor icons Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, Queen Latifah, and Salt-N-Pepa. All of these women have contributed in more ways than one to making Hip-Hop what it is today. The Hip-Hop Honors began by…

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