Exclusive: "Love & Hip Hop's" Yandy Smith On Busta Rhymes & Missy Elliott's Comeback, "They Know How To Stay Above That Curve"

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 2:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

With rap veteran Busta Rhymes now making hits on Cash Money and Missy Elliott planning a music comeback, "Love & Hip Hop" star/manager Yandy Smith recently gave SOHH an opinion on seeing her former Violator clients' grind.

Focusing heavily on Missy, Smith said fans forget she puts a majority of effort on behind-the-scenes power moves.

"I think what's interesting about these artists and what makes them great is their ability to keep on reinventing themselves," Smith told SOHH. "Missy really hasn't been gone, she has manifested herself to Keyshia Cole, Jazmine Sullivan and Monica. All of those hit records that you hear, Missy has had a hand in them. She's been busy writing and producing and being very instrumental in a lot of the hits that we've heard throughout the past couple years." (SOHH)

Smith also said Missy is not pressured by current hot trends within the music industry.

"I think they know how to stay above that curve and they know how to keep reinventing their sound," Smith added. "I know Missy doesn't really listen to the radio. So she's always locked in her studio creating from a place that's in her own head. It's not influenced by anything else, there's no other sound that she's trying to sound like." (SOHH)

Missy recently hopped on Busta's "Why Stop Now" remix.

Busta Rhymes doesn't disappoint with the vicious remix to "Why Stop Now" featuring Missy Elliott (She's back!), Lil Wayne, and his original collaborator Chris Brown. "Let me introduce ya'll to my beautiful twin," raps Bussa Buss before Missy tears up the track. "I slay these crows/ Got more lines than cornrows," she spits, while Weezy stays "thuggin', bumpin' Golf Wang" on his killer verse. (Rap-Up)

Recently, producer Timbaland said fans could expect a new album from Missy by the summer.

"Me and Missy are both coming with our albums at the same time, and it will be in June," Timbo told MTV News in his Miami home February 3. It's been three years since Timbaland released Shock Value II and seven years since Missy dropped The Cookbook. If all goes according to plan, fans won't have to wait much longer. "Right now, we're preparing to get both our videos, our first singles, shot kinda at the same time," Tim said. "We want to do it as a movement and spontaneously." (MTV)

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