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Missy Elliott Comes Out About Nine-Year Career Hiatus

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“I don’t just throw out microwave records,” said 42-year-old female rapper Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott in a recent interview.

As one of the leading ladies of Hip Hop during the late 90s to the early 2000s, Elliott has won five Grammy awards and sold over 30 million records in the United States. She has also co-produced with good friend and producer Timbaland on projects for the 90s group SWV and the late singer Aaliyah.

Surely some of her greatest hits had you wanting to “Get Your Freak On” or had some feeling “Supa Dupa Fly,” but after a lengthy break it may be time for Elliott to remind us what makes her one of the most creative female MCs.

It wasn’t until 2012 that “Misdemeanor” fans became excited about her return to the rap game. At the time, Elliott and Timbaland debuted two tracks, “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat,” from her Block Party album. However, no official release date was ever established.

So, why has the innovative songwriter  been in hiding lately?

During a one-on-one talk with Michael Yo on Yahoo!’s “The Yo Show,” the “Work It” MC revealed why she hasn’t released any albums in nine years; one being because of the drastic change in music today.

“Not to say that it’s bad, it’s just different now, so I’m just trying to make sure that what I give is 100 percent because I know that expectations is high from my fans and it’s high of myself,” she said.

In 2011, People reported that the reason behind Elliott’s disappearance was her “private battle with Graves’ Disease, an autoimmune illness that affects the thyroid.”

However, she announced the same year that she was ready to get back to work following extensive radiation treatment.

Elliott is currently still hard at work helping other artists put together upcoming records.

One of her latest collaborations with long-time friend Faith Evans will be heard on the singer’s 8th solo album Incomparable, which is rumored to hit the music world later this year.

As far as her own work, Elliott confirms that she is not putting out any tunes until she feels her sound is top-notch.

“When I create something, it’s got to be special and it can’t just be to throw something out there because I feel like I’m Missy.”

Check out her 2012 track “Triple Threat” featuring Timbaland:

Well, hopefully she’ll return soon and put her thing down, flip it and reverse it.

Image via Youtube

Missy Elliott Comes Out About Nine-Year Career Hiatus
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  • JCJ Bike

    Amazing society was able to function over the last nine years without further cultural contributions like, "get your freak on." The terrible thing about the culture that surround inner-city blacks is you rarely see any development beyond what they have at age 7. If rappers couldn't "rap" about sex or the hood, they wouldn't be able to come up with anything.

    Go to a museum.. read a book.. there is a huge world outside.

    • Samuel

      Amen

  • Ms.Demeaner

    MISSY IS A GREAT ROLE MODEL FOR US "INNER CITY BLACKS " PATIENTLY WAITING FOR YOUR NEXT ALBUM YOUR FANS STILL LOVE YOU !GROWING UP AS A 90S KID ALL I DANCED TO IN DANCE CLASS WAS MISSY ELLIOT AND NOW THAT I AM A TEACHER MY GENERATION OF KIDS LOVE YOUR OLD MUSIC. CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR WHAT YOU'VE BEEN WORKING ON

    • JCJ Bike

      Maybe she is busy writing… "get your freak on, 9 years later??" If that's a "role model" for inner city blacks, let me just say you have set the bar pretty low. And it certainly explains a lot of about the advancement of inner city blacks in America.

      Please, "teach" your students about Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the literally hundreds of other talented artists who have actually made a contribution to music. It might help if YOU learned about things other than missy elliot so that you are able to set a much higher standard for your students.

  • Genesis

    I like Missy but if I keep it real your music is kinda microwaveable. your music then is what music is now.

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