Update: Missy Elliott has released her first new project in 14 years.
The project is called Iconology, and it’s a five-track EP. (One of the tracks is acapella version of another song.) With the release of the EP came a new video, for “Throw it Back.”
Stream the EP and watch the video below.
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The project is dropping tonight at midnight.
The rapper shared the news on social media.
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This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me! So, I have a SURPRISE for you… let’s continue the celebration at midnight tonight…I’m dropping a collection of new songs! Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology
If the project turns out to be an album, it’ll be Missy’s first album in 14 years. She released her last album, The Cookbook, back in 2005. Iconology drops at midnight tonight (Thursday).
This year, Missy will be the recipient of the Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV VMAs.
The icon will also perform at the ceremony before accepting the award which honors artists for their contributions to the world of music videos. Past recipients include Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Kanye West, and Britney Spears.
“Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible,” head of music and music talent at Viacom Bruce Gillmer said in a press release. “Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”