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“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 adolescent, delivering the sleek acoustic R&B kiss-off “Leave (Get Out)” with poise and authority beyond her 13 years. That was 2004, and she followed it up two years later with… More »

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 conspicuous consumption from platinum-selling artists, felt like breaking points that supposedly compromised what hip-hop was supposed to remain true to. Whether hip-hop needed to look back to its party-music root… More »

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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 | 10:31 am
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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Watch Missy Elliot & Timbaland Do A New Song In NYC

Timbaland and Missy Elliott were one of the great pop-music partnerships of the late '90s and early '00s, but they haven't done anything together i…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2012 - 4:17 pm
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Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser's "Stroke Of Genius," the MP3 that launched this decade's most fitting…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am
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New Missy Elliott – “Best, Best”

Missy Elliott's new album Block Party is out at the end of the summer, just in time to miss your Labor Day block parties. The…
brandon | June 13, 2008 - 2:02 pm
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New Missy Elliott Video – “Ching-A-Ling / Shake Your Pom Pom”

The first ever 3-D video! Take that, picture of U2 in 3-D glasses. Missy's first single, which will be on the Step Up 2: The
Amrit Singh | February 5, 2008 - 9:44 am
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New Missy Elliott – “Ching-A-Ling”

The woman of unparalleled beats and matchless garbage bag choreography got really quiet after 2005’s Cook Book, aside from a greatest hits album the next…
Stereogum | January 11, 2008 - 10:12 am
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Casting Couch: Missy Elliott

Universal Pictures announced they’ll be releasing a movie about Missy Elliott’s life. It’ll be produced by Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Films. And playing Missy Elliott…
Scott Lapatine | June 14, 2006 - 6:35 pm
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