Missy Elliott Drops a New Album After Over a Decade

The long wait is finally over for Missy Elliott fans. The talented artist has just dropped a new project of five songs. She also released a music video for one of the songs, “Throw It Back,” an extremely catchy and upbeat tune. Fans are ecstatic to see a new album from her after so many years and hope it means she is back for good.

Missy Elliott releases new music

Missy Elliott
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Elliott posted to her Twitter sharing the news with fans that new music was about to drop. “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,” wrote Elliott.

The new EP, titled Iconology, features a number of songs, including “Throw It Back,” “Cool Off,” “DripDemeanor (feat. Sum1),” and “Why I Still Love You.” There is also an a cappella version of “Why I Still Love You” as well. Fans can stream the songs right now for free on Spotify.

Elliott releases a music video for one of the tracks

That’s not all Elliott released. She also released a music video for the song, “Throw It Back.” The video features Teyana Taylor, a singer and actress, giving a girl a tour of the “Hall of Missy.” She gets to see the eras of Elliott’s illustrious career in the hall.

The rapper will be honored at the MTV Music Awards

In other Missy Elliott news, the rapper will be honored on Monday, August 26 at the MTV Music Video Awards with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. She will also be performing at the show, which will be for the first time in 16 years.

Elliott has stayed out of the limelight for the last few years, but has released single tracks here and there, including “WTF (Where They From).” Fans are hoping this new album means the rapper will be around more often now, and that maybe she is actually back for good.

Fans love the new music

Missy Elliott
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Fans are absolutely loving the new music and video Elliott dropped. Their appreciation is strong and everyone knows Missy Elliott is the queen of the rap game. Fans took to Twitter to show their appreciation. People are totally freaking out and now it looks like even more music could be on the way, to the delight of fans everywhere.

Is more new music to come?

In a reply to a fan’s comment asking for at least another seven more songs, Elliott’s response gave fans a glimmer of hope that there will be more to come. “I got ya ,” Elliott wrote back. This could possibly be considered a confirmation of new music to come in the future from the talented rapper. Fans are holding out hope for more music soon.

Fans are celebrating in the best way

The Museum of Missy Elliott
The Museum of Missy Elliott | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Viacom

Fans in New York City can experience Missy Elliott in a truly unique experience. MTV, in a partnership with Pepsi, created a pop-up Museum of Missy Elliott, celebrating the artist. Tickets sold out within sixty seconds, so it’s safe to say this event is going to be epic. The museum will be around for a limited time, including today, August 24, and tomorrow, August 25. Fans hope that Elliott herself could even show up.

It’s safe to say that fans are ecstatic for the new music from Missy Elliott. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of her from now on.