There is an unmistakable quality about Missy Elliott. It’s a quality that made her, from the late 90s to the mid 2000s, one of the most unique and influential forces in pop music. That quality, put simply, is star power. The peak of this may have been 2002’s ubiquitous super-jam “Wurk It” and within three years she was gone, seemingly bookending her career with 2005’s The Cookbook.
After teasing fans with an appearance at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime show, Missy Elliott is back with new music, collaborating with super-producer/artist Pharrell on “WTF (Where They From)”. This track has all the hallmarks of classic Missy Elliot, including an insanely fun, colourful video showcasing Missy Elliot’s infectious dance moves and incredible rhyme schemes.
Check it out in the player above.