Both Timbaland and Missy Elliott have teased a forthcoming joint project on social media this week.
“Who ready for that Missy Elliott Timbo album?” US-born songwriter and producer Timbaland tweeted on Wednesday, December 1, alongside some eyeball emojis.
It looks as though the longtime collaborators have something in the pipeline, with Timbaland further fuelling the excitement on Instagram, where he posted a video of Elliott with the same question.
Elliott also added to the suspicions herself on Tuesday, when she posted a video of herself on Twitter captioned "Me & Timbaland falalalala #757 #DMV." The video was accompanied by the singer’s 1997 track ‘Bite Our Style (Interlude)’ from the singer’s debut album.
The pair have collaborated a number of times over the past two decades, but have yet to release a joint full-length record. If the rumours are true, the new record would mark Missy Elliott’s first album in over 15 years.
The singer’s sixth studio album and last released record, ‘The Cookbook’, came out in 2005 shortly before a collection of her greatest hits. The last release from Missy was in 2019 with a short EP, ‘Iconology’.
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“I kind of give this to my female MCs in hip hop, to my sisters in hip hop. I wanna say I love each and every one of y’all. The ones that are popping now, the ones that are about to be popping.”
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