Looking at the title of this article alone, it’s enough to give all of us Missy Elliot and Timbaland fans a big ol music heart attack. This week, Ms. Missy took to Twitter to share a photo of her and music bestie Timbaland in the studio, stating, “Me & @Timbaland bk 2 the drawing board studio dirty beats.” Ahhh…be still my “Supa Dupa” Missy heart. However, this news shouldn’t come as too much a surprise, being that Missy made her grand comeback a few weeks ago stealing Katy Perry’s halftime thunder, and also the songs Ms. Elliot performed, “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak On” and “Lose Control,” have been comfortably lodged in the itunes top 100 since her now infamous Super Bowl performance. Needless to say, we knew Missy and Tim would soon be back in our lives once again…
For those who may not know, back in the late-’90 and early-00s, Missy and Tim were a studio force to be reckoned with, churning out hit after hit and working with pretty much every music artist in the game-Ginuwine, Total, Lil’ Kim, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and most famously, the late great Aaliyah. While Timbo has been quite busy lately spinning out cuts for FOX’s smash show Empire, it’s been 10 years since Missy’s last set, ‘The Cookbook,’ so hearing this news and seeing that delightful Twitter pic of the two of them, um, workin’ it in the studio is the stuff that music dreams are made of.
I’ve posted some of the duos most dazzling work below, so dive in and get ready,because we all know…..something’s coming. Stay tuned!
Missy Elliot/Timbaland/Magoo/”Cop That Shit”
“Up Jumps Da Boogie”
Aaliyah/”Hot Like Fire”
“Take Away” (Aaliyah tribute)