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Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell Williams - “WTF (Where They From)” (Video)

Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell Williams - “WTF (Where They From)” (Video)

on Nov 12 in Hip HopMissy ElliottPharrellVideos

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Yes, yes, YASSSSSSSS!  Missy Elliott (or rather “Katy Perry’s Super Bowl friend” as Generation Before My Time knows her) is back—- kitty kat meow meow meow meow aowwww!  In a female MC landscape littered with Taylor Swfit/Miley Cyrus beefs and fake black-cents via Australia, it’s nice to have someone back who’s more known for being nice on the mic… and the visuals.

Missy’s output has been spotty over the last few years——a pair of singles with Timbaland, teaming up with G-Dragon, her work with protégé Sharaya J etc.—- but she’s been busy taking care of health issues so all is forgiven.  2015 has found Miss E. slowly creeping back into the spotlight with her show stealing Super Bowl performance earlier this year and her recent feature on Janet’s “BURNITUP!” as well.  “WTF” marks her official return and thankfully, because it’s Missy Elliott we’re talking about, it’s pretty much more of the same.

Produced by Pharrell, “WTF” surrounds Missy’s trademark free association rhymes/multiple flows with a bass ‘n’ beat heavy heater for the clubs.  The video is exactly the sort of visual assault you’d expect considering she teamed up with director Dave Meyers yet again and the duo does not disappoint as they cram human disco balls, two sided Missys, dancing marionettes, lighted hoverboards and that… human ice tray thing into a busy four minutes that more than makes up for the lack of creativity in hip hop (not) found in videos by “more relevant” artists.

The choreography doesn’t disappoint either as an Alsyon Stoner 2.0 puts it down along with Les Twins, Sharaya J and it’s nice to see Missy tearing it up with her dancers.  The styling, the creativity, the track… it’s exactly what a 2015 Missy Elliott “comeback” should sound and look like cuz she ain’t doin’ her job if she doesn’t have you asking, “WTF”?

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