Missy Elliott - Block Party (Unofficial Preview)

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Since 2007, Missy Elliott has worked extensively on her seventh album (tentatively titled "Block Party"). Dating back to the summer of 2007, AOL.com initially listed Missy's seventh album title as "The Countdown". Later in the year, media sources indicated that there would be less involvement of Timbaland and more extensive production lead by Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, Danja and DJ Toomp. Missy however shot down the rumors, confirmed that the proposed title was false and ensured that Timbaland would play a big role in the album's production. By late 2007, Missy was featured in the Doritos Collisions advert to help create buzz for the album. In January 2008, Missy released a snippet of the "Step Up 2: The Streets" soundtrack single "Ching-a-Ling" via her MySpace page. The song would later be granted a 3-D music video alongside remixes featuring Busta Rhymes, Ciara, Precious Latoye, Kid Capri and Boot Camp Clik member Buckshot. The song would later become eligible for honorary positions on Rolling Stone's "100 Best Songs of 2008" and BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2008. In February 2008, following appearances on BET's 106 & Park and MTV's TRL, Missy hosted a contest via her official website where she gave fans the opportunity to name her album. She later decided against the idea and named the album "FANomenal", in reference to the fans who have stuck with her since day one. Missy then had plans to release the now-leaked "Act a Fool" as the album's lead single, however plans were quickly scrapped and the Danja-produced "Best, Best" was chosen its place, where it managed to spend one week on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at #94. In June 2009, Missy Elliott revealed to Elle Magazine that she renamed the album to its current tentative title "Block Party" primarily because it emphasized the album's "upbeat" direction. In 2010, Missy revealed to MTV that she had plans to release the Souldiggaz-produced "Blow Ya Whistle" as a leading single, however the song was never released as promised. Instead, in September 2012, two Timbaland-produced singles "Triple Threat" and "9th Inning" were released exclusively to iTunes. Because of the lack of extensive promotion and no music video, the songs only managed to chart on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs. In early February 2014, Missy was interviewed on Yahoo!'s "The Yo Show" about the progress of "Block Party". Missy stated that she wanted to give fans "100% game-changing records [not] throw out 'microwave' records." She also stated that she needed time to "refresh [because] your brain is like a computer" and "being inspired by things is what I'm grabbing for because music is different now [...] I'm just trying to make sure that what I give is 100% because I know the expectations is high for my fans and myself." Aside from recording "Block Party", Missy Elliott has continued to break records. Since 2007, Missy has added more gold (Little Mix - 'How Ya Doin') & platinum (Keyshia Cole - 'Let It Go') certifications to her award list - expanding her total to over 20 gold & platinum certifications as a producer and artist. She has also attained 10 more Grammy Award nominations - bringing her total to 5 Grammy wins & 33 Grammy nominations - practically tying her with Mariah Carey. No word on an official release date for "Block Party" has been announced as of yet, however in November 2015, Missy Elliott released the successful hot ass banger "WTF (Where They From)" with returning collaborator Pharrell Williams, who previously worked with Elliott on the 2005 "Cookbook" album cut "On & On". http://thisismissyexclusive.blogspot.com/2014/02/block-party-missys-7th-album-still-in.html

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