Missy Elliott Is Back With a Badass New Song

Source: AP
Source: AP

Weeks after her brilliant Super Bowl performance, Missy Elliott has teamed up with Skrillex and Diplo (collectively known as Jack Ü) to remix their dance hit, "Take Ü There." The killer remake features Elliott on two verses, rapping over the instrumentals of the original. And one thing is clearer now than ever before: Missy is back, and she's in fine form.

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This collaboration has been rumored since just after Elliott's Super Bowl performance, and Diplo leaked clips of the song on Feb. 11 via Snapchat. It's a clear sign that Elliott can and will modernize her sound. Though Elliott has never dabbled in EDM until now, her performance on "Take Ü There" is a smart move for a hip-hop artist staging a comeback. The track will likely reach a younger audience that knows Recess better than, say, Supa Dupa Fly.

Her comeback is in full force. Elliott has been in the news more and more often lately: Alyson Stoner, the tiny dancer from Elliott's "Work It" music video, released a hip-hop dance video, a Missy montage, to honor her mentor. Elliott also tweeted a picture of herself in the studio with longtime collaborator Timbaland. 

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We know that Elliott is working on new music, so consider this badass remix a taste of what's to come. Plus, Misdemeanor retweeted this today:

Consider our fingers crossed. 

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Kate Beaudoin

Kate is a staff writer for Mic's music section. With an M.A. in journalism from NYU, she's written for Salon, NewYorkMagazine.com, and RollingStone.com. Kate hails from Montana, but eats pizza like a New Yorker—often and aggressively.

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