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 Streets soundtrack but also the forthcoming album which you get to name, had its video debut on TRL yesterday. We watched (such is the joys of blogging from home). They had someone listen to Nada Surf’s Lucky (?!) for a review, and then followed it up with the stars of Making The Band (that’s more like it), and in the middle, Missy laid out the three-dimensional facts. None of it was that interesting, save maybe the bit dispelling the liposuction rumor (which we didn’t know; “I mean I’m still heavy. I would’ve gotten the Paris Hilton jump-off!”), and the bit about the “Ching-A-Ling”‘ vid’s dance troupe.

They’re called Woman, they’re from Japan, and there are absolutely no effects used in achieving their eye-defying slow-mo and wiggles. (Also she’s always looking for crazy dancers, so you should send her a YouTube of yourself if you’ve got moves and want to use them in 3-D and/or billowy black Glad trash-bag dance sequences).

OK got your red-and-blue shades? If not, Missy’s site has got you covered for some DIY in three dimensions.

That was alright, yeah? Nothing crazy. Still think the best part of that song is the Ron Burgundy-esque yazz flute spicing up the verses. Missy’s as yet untitled album is due 5/6 on Goldmind/Atlantic.