First Missy Elliott Album in Nearly a Decade is Almost Done

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 07.29.14 in News

Timbaland’s new Purple Rain-esque LP may not be the only major record on the way from the producer. According to Rolling Stone, he’s also busy helping Missy Elliott wrap her first album since 2005′s The Cookbook.

“It’s on her,” he explained. “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 … something you ain’t never heard Missy do. It sounds today, but the future.”

As for how the pair works these days, Timbaland revealed a surprising fact: They’ve never worked in the same room before. “I’ve never watched her record, never in my whole career,” he 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.”

Check out the two one-off tracks Timbaland and Elliott released in 2012 below, and Madeleine Holden’s recent “5 Feminist Lessons From Missy Elliott” feature on Wondering Sound here

'9th Inning'

via YouTube

'Triple Threat'

via YouTube