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When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For the past decade, music videos have mostly lived online, far away from the cable networks that once nurtured the art form. Back in the ’90s, when cable networks were starting… More »

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 »

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Missy Elliott – “Pep Rally”

Sadly, Missy Elliott won't be performing at the Super Bowl halftime show again this year. But she's still getting you pumped up for the big…
Peter Helman | February 7, 2016 - 1:35 pm
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A$AP Ferg’s Always Strive And Prosper Out Next Month, Features Missy Elliott & Chris Brown

It looks like A$AP Ferg's follow-up to 2013's Trap Lord is coming out next month: He said as much in a new interview with Revolt,…
James Rettig | January 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
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Watch Missy Elliott & Pharrell, The Weeknd, Coldplay Perform On The Voice Season Finale

NBC trotted out a bastion of big stars for last night's The Voice finale. Topping the bill was Missy Elliott joining Voice judge Pharrell for…
Chris DeVille | December 16, 2015 - 9:21 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2015 - 1:09 pm
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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
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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
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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 | September 3, 2015 - 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

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
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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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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
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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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