Pass Or Play: Missy Elliott And Pharrell Want To Know How They Do It “Where They From”
Missy Elliott is easily my favorite Hip Hop artist. Her innovation and self acceptance were the exact messages I needed to receive as a young girl. So needless to say, I’ve missed her sound and her style in the music industry over the past 10 years when she last released an album. (The Cookbook to be specific.)
And after teasing her return for years and telling us that she was waiting for the perfect tracks, Elliott is back with a new single called “WTF.”
It doesn’t stand for what you think it does. “WTF” in this instance stands for “Where They From.”
The track, produced by Pharrell sounds like his work but is still Missy: fresh and futuristic. And it goes.
The producer doesn’t appear in the video but he sent a marionette representative that looks just like him.
The song is typical rapper braggadocio with Missy and Pharrell talking about how they get down…where they’re from.
“I don’t care who none of y’all are. Blah, blah, blah, blah. You best to go rewrite your bars.”
In the newly released Dave Meyers and Elliot co-directed video, which I can only describe as eye candy, the veteran rapper looks healthy performing simple choreography alongside other female dancers and Les Twins, who you might recognize from Beyoncé’s “Mrs. Carter World Tour.”
Though there’s no release date for the new project, we can only assume that with the subsequent sales of Missy’s music after her guest appearance during Katy Perry’s Super Bowl set, it won’t be long.
Take a listen to the bass pounding, upbeat, dance track and watch the video below and tell us what you think, pass or play?