News: Timbaland Announces Missy Elliott's Music Return, "[We're] Both Coming W/ Our Albums At The Same Time"

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 5:43PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Grammy-winning producer Timbaland has announced plans to put out a new album next summer and said fans can expect to finally hear elusive rapper Missy Elliott make a comeback.

If all goes accordingly, Timbo envisions both of their albums dropping at the same time.

"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)

In April, rapper Da Brat hinted at Missy possibly nearing the end of her solo career.

"I was hoping for a 'Ladies Night' reunion. I spoke to Missy and she down for it. She want to do a song because she said this could possibly be her last album," Da Brat said. "I'm definitely coming back out ASAP." (Sister 2 Sister Magazine)

Last year, Missy and hitmaker Timbaland put out a record called "Take Ur Clothes Off."

Timbaland debuts his new weekly series Timbaland Thursdays with none other than his frequent collaborator Missy Elliott. The best buddies are up to their zany tricks on the club-friendly "Take Ur Clothes Off," powered by Timbo's leftfield synthesizers and snapping instrumentation. Missy holds it down on the lyrical tip, dropping smirk-worthy rhymes to lighten up the track. "Been hot before Michael Jackson wore loafers/ Been rich before you even knew about Oprah," she quips. Reunited and it feels so good. (Rap-Up)

Last week, Timbo released a special tribute record for New England Patriots superstar Rob Gronkowski.

The rapper Timbaland wrote the music for and was an executive producer of the song "Rob 'Gronk' Gronkowski." The video shows highlights from Gronkowski's 2011 season and already has more than 10,000 views. Wizz Dumb was also an executive producer of the song, which featured the rapper Brasco alongside Timbaland. It's a longshot, but maybe Bruins winger Brad Marchand will continue to show off his rapping skills and make another Gronkowski tribute song if the Pats win on Sunday. (NESN)

Check out some recent Timbaland footage below:

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