New Missy Elliott Heads Into the "9th Inning"

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Been missing Missy? Pine no more, as Ms. Elliott relaunched herself  into the music scene today with a new single titled "9th Inning." With Timbaland in the royal production seat, a leaked snippet of the track has Missy reminding us that she's "a beast in the booth -- just saying!" and firing off a warning to the latest wave of female rappers as she spits, "You newcomers better sit back and take notes." This is all set to a grandiose and dramatic production that's shot through with a frantic piano line. In June Missy tweeted that she would have a new album "coming this year." Consider the countdown officially kickstarted. [Stream via Atlantic Records Soundcloud.]