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It’s the summer of 1997. I’m crashed out at a friend’s house, waiting out the three days between sessions at the summer camp where I work. His family’s got me sleeping on the couch in the TV room, which works just fine for me. Whenever I can’t sleep, I watch MTV. I watch so much… More »

Grimes gave us Art Angels a week ago today, meaning we had 10 new Grimes songs eligible for this week’s 5 Best (everything except the previously released “Flesh Without Blood,” “Life In The Vivid Dream,” “Laughing And Not Being Normal,” and “SCREAM”). And yeah, we considered giving her all five slots — it would still… More »

Up until yesterday morning, this was a pretty bleak week for music videos. Then an American hero came along to save us all. Her video is below, as are four others. More »

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Missy Elliott – “WTF (Where They From)” (Feat. Pharrell Williams) Video

It's now been more than 10 years since Missy Elliott, the great late-'90s/early-'00s rap futurist, released her last album, and a whole generation has been…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2015 - 9:19 am

Hear A Preview Of Missy Elliott & Pharrell’s “WTF” Debuted On Monday Night Football

During halftime on Monday Night Football tonight, Missy Elliott debuted a snippet of her new single with Pharrell, "WTF" -- which stands for "where they…
Peter Helman | October 27, 2015 - 12:24 am

Janet Jackson – “BURNITUP” (Feat. Missy Elliott)

The Janet Jackson comeback train rolls on. Following "No Sleeep" and the title track to her upcoming album, Unbreakable, the next single in the wings…
James Rettig | September 24, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable Details Revealed

Janet Jackson is dropping her first album in seven years, as we reported several months ago, and today she's shared details about Unbreakable.
Caitlin White | September 3, 2015 - 10:31 am

Watch Janet Jackson Debut A New Song Feat. Missy Elliott At Vancouver Tour Opener

Janet Jackson is planning a fall release for Unbreakable, her first album since 2008. Thus far, she's only shared first single "No Sleeep" and a…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2015 - 8:57 am

The Week In Pop: JoJo, A Pop Star For The Post-Hits Era

"Remember JoJo?" To most of the Western world, that's a reasonable question. Those who do recall Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque probably envision her as an…
Chris DeVille | August 27, 2015 - 4:47 pm

Watch SNL Parody Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, & Die Antwoord In Home 2 Trailer

Last night, Saturday Night Live poked fun at the animated Rihanna vehicle Home by making a trailer for its sequel that has the strongest imaginary…
James Rettig | April 12, 2015 - 10:20 am

The 10 Best Missy Elliott Songs

The mid-late '90s felt like a crisis point for hip-hop: the deepening rift between mainstream and underground rap, along with the lyrical focus on high-budget…
Nate Patrin | March 3, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Jack Ü Release Surprise Album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Skrillex and Diplo have just released their debut album as Jack Ü. Their new production team-up got their start last year, and made waves with…
James Rettig | February 27, 2015 - 12:05 am

Jack Ü – “Take Ü There (Missy Elliott Remix)” (Feat. Kiesza)

Diplo and Skrillex's team-up Jack Ü already had a decent hit with their Kiesza-featuring "Take Ü There," but, damn, Missy Elliott just made it a…
James Rettig | February 18, 2015 - 10:03 am

Watch Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Show With Missy Elliott & Lenny Kravitz

Katy Perry brought out Missy Elliott to do a three-song set during her Super Bowl halftime slot and, as Missy Elliot does, she stole the…
James Rettig | February 1, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Katy Perry Will Do “Work It” With Missy Elliott At The Super Bowl

While Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime performance probably won't contain a Taylor Swift diss track, the Associated Press reports that it will have a surprise…
James Rettig | January 30, 2015 - 8:59 am

Watch Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, & Da Brat Reunite On The Soul Train Awards

Missy Elliot, Lil' Kim, and Da Brat reunited last night for a performance of their 1997 single "Not Tonight" on the Soul Train Awards. The…
James Rettig | December 1, 2014 - 9:35 am

Watch BET Awards ’14 Highlights: Missy Joins Pharrell, Nicki Shades Iggy, Chris Rock Interviews White People, BET Misspells Lionel Richie At The Worst Possible Time

Last night, BET held its annual awards show, hosted by Chris Rock and featuring a vast number of entertainers. But they could've probably used another…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2014 - 9:11 am

Angel Haze – “Gossip Folks” Video

A couple of weeks ago, Angel Haze released her Classick mixtape, on which she interpolates a whole pile of fondly-remembered rap songs. Haze's staggering, brave…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Missy Elliott – “9th Inning” & “Triple Threat” (Feat. Timbaland)

Back in the late '90s and early '00s, Missy Elliott and Timbaland got together to make some gloriously weird and revolutionary pop music, essentially grabbing…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2012 - 8:53 am

M.I.A. – “Bad Girls (Switch Remix)” (Feat. Missy Elliott & Rye Rye)

Well, this is awesome. Here’s a track from M.I.A.’s forthcoming Bad Girls remix EP, a Switch remix that features verses from Missy Elliott (!!!) and…
Corban Goble | June 21, 2012 - 2:15 pm