New Missy Elliott + Timbaland: "Triple Threat" / "9th Inning"

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As promised, here are two new Timbaland-produced tracks from Missy Elliott's long-awaited sixth record, her first since 2005's The Cookbook. Missy's been conspicuously absent for a long time, in which a plethora of speedy, snappy female rappers have come to the fore, but she wastes no time in "Triple Threat" and "9th Inning" proving she's still relevant. Over some of Timbaland's most intoxicatingly weird beats in recent memory (we're digging the spacey scales and shuffled vocals on "Triple Threat"), Missy drops smart, sardonic critiques of the music industry today. The record's tentatively titled Block Party and is supposed to drop this year - stay tuned.