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Having one of the biggest pop stars on Busta Rhymes’ new single wasn’t enough. The Conglomerate general follows up the original with a lineup now including Chris Brown, Missy Elliott, and Lil’ Wayne.
New Music: Busta Rhymes Feat. Missy Elliott, Lil’ Wayne & Chris Brown – “Why Stop Now (Remix)” (Tags)
via In Flex We Trust
Why stop now? Busta cranks up the beat even further and adds Missy and Tunechi for the remix.
Jermaine’s next video will be for his Missy-featured track, “Nobody’s Perfect”. During last night’s shoot, the pair posed for the camera. Expect the video (and another platinum plaque) coming soon. Cole World in stores now.
J. Cole’s ever so slowly revealing the tracklist to his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. The September 27th release will feature his Roc Nation boss Jay-Z on the cut “Mr. Nice Watch”. Other features include Missy Elliott on “Nobody’s Perfect”, Trey Songz on his current single “Can’t Get Enough”, and “In The Morning” with Drake.
Catch the full tracklist after the jump……
J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story (Tracklisting):
2. Dollar And A Dream III
3. Can’t Get Enough (Feat. Trey Songz)
4. Lights Please
6. Sideline Story
7. Mr. Nice Watch (Feat. Jay-Z)
8. Cole World
9. In The Morning (Feat. Drake)
10. Lost Ones
11. Nobody’s Perfect (Feat. Missy Elliott)
* J. Cole is still updating hourly via Twitter.
It’s been ten years. The way time goes by so fast, today marks the 10 year anniversary of the fatal death that took the life of R&B singer, songwriter and actress, Aaliyah. Starting yesterday artists have reached out through various media avenues to speak on her memory, personal moments and influence on music. Today, her closest friend that was synonymous with the multi-talented star’s career, Missy Elliott, reflects on her passing with CNN.
Today is the 10 year anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing and I’m sitting here reminiscing and playing music, thinking of the times we spent together, working, laughing, singing, dancing, cutting up. But really, it’s not all that different from any other day because I do think about her every day. Not on purpose, but she is my friend and that’s just how I do. I’ve told the same stories for 9 years – how we met, how me and Tim were scared but Aaliyah was so welcoming and had this smile and way about her that put us at ease, that she liked to take chances and we were able to just be who we were and make good records together.
She loved playing jokes and that’s another part of her personality that made it fun to be around her. As a talent, I think she’s missed because she was unique and a true triple threat. She could sing, dance, and her acting was starting to take off. I’m glad for the memories I have and the time we got to spend together, but I miss my friend.
Rest In Peace and Power Baby Girl.
Earlier today, Mister Cee dedicated his full noon hour mixshow to the late Aaliyah which you can stream below.
Audio: Mister Cee Hot 97 12 Noon Hour Mixshow (Aaliyah Tribute 8-25-11)
After the jump catch words from Dame Dash, DMX, Monica, Ciara, Keyshia Cole and more as they reflect on Aaliyah….
Dame Dash who was dating Aaliyah, opens up for the first time since her death with Billboard’s The Juice.
“My heart was broken. Nothing prepares you for that. She was intelligent and she caught me, I’m the kind of guy who says things sometimes just to make myself laugh, but she would just catch me making jokes for me. I couldn’t get anything past her. She had a very quick mind and a very kind heart. She was always working and shooting movies. She was always gone for like four months at a time, then come back and be gone for another month. She had to rehearse and I was doing my own thing, so it was really hard for us to get long stretches of time together. When you’re with someone like that you buy into a life of being separate, but again, I couldn’t help my feelings.”
“Our time together meant so much that when we got more time, we felt like that [engagement] would be next,” Dame says. “She was one of the best people I ever met. Even with the pain I felt, I would do it all over again.”
Despite their busy schedules the couple cherished every moment they did spend together. “The energy we created together for people to observe was kind of crazy. We’d be in a room full of people talking to each other and it felt like everyone was listening but it would be just us. It would be like we were the only ones in the room,” Dash recalls. “It was like something was going down in history every time I was with her. Every time I was around her I felt it was the place to be.”
DMX speaks with Billboard on working with Aaliyah in the movie Romeo Must Die and the single off the soundtrack, “Back In One Piece”.
The two friends grew closer when working on her first film, Romeo Must Die. “When I was on tour her and Joel Silver came to my dressing room to see if I wanted to be a part of the movie,” DMX tells The Juice. “Most people would have there people call, but she came herself. I’m like, ‘Is this a trick question? You have to ask me if I want to be in a movie with Aaliyah? Hell yeah.’ We [then] met up in Vancouver to [do] Romeo Must Die.”
“She had a presence on TV that was incredible,” DMX continued. “It was sexy but kind of gangster.”
After the film wrapped, DMX and Aaliyah recorded and shot the visuals for the film’s song,”Back in One Piece.” “We did the video in Mount Vernon and Yonkers. I got to bring Aaliyah to the hood. Not many people can say that,” DMX says of “Back in One Piece.”
Ten years after her passing, Aaliyah is still No. 1 in the game to X. “Half these chicks that are doing it right now wouldn’t be doing it. Aaliyah would be on top,” DMX tells The Juice. “As far as I’m concerned she’s still on top.”
“Thank you,” DMX says she would tell Aaliyah if still here. “Thank you for the opportunity. Thank you for memories. They’re all priceless.”
Billboard’s The Juice also has some great words from Ciara, Keyshia Cole, SWV, Monica, Estelle, And More
Previously: Missy Elliot Breaks Down Her Catalogue: Feat. Timbaland, Aaliyah, Beyonce, Jay-Z & More | J.Cole Pays Respect With An Aaliyah Medley (Video) | Missy Elliott Remembers Aaliyah & Drake Writes An Open Letter On Nine Year Anniversary
Today is the 10 year anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing and I’m sitting here reminiscing and playing music, thinking of the times we spent together, working, laughing, singing, dancing, cutting up. But really, it’s not all that different from any other day because I do think about her every day.
Not on purpose, but she is my friend and that’s just how I do. I’ve told the same stories for 9 years – how we met, how me and Tim were scared but Aaliyah was so welcoming and had this smile and way about her that put us at ease, that she liked to take chances and we were able to just be who we were and make good records together.
She loved playing jokes and that’s another part of her personality that made it fun to be around her. As a talent, I think she’s missed because she was unique and a true triple threat. She could sing, dance, and her acting was starting to take off.
I’m glad for the memories I have and the time we got to spend together, but I miss my friend.
Rest In Peace and Power Baby Girl.
Previously: Drake’s Letter To Aaliyah
Well the signs that Missy is finally ready to come back seems to be piling up. Her VH1 Behind The Music special was so good and revealing, and her jumping on Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (Remix)” may also be a hint that Misdemeanor has some new music ready to be released. My coworker Keith Murphy/VIBE had the opportunity to sit down with Missy and get the stories some of her behind her biggest records. Grab some popcorn and take a minute to read up.
Missy on recording “Get Ur Freak On”
“There’s a crazy story behind ‘Get Ur Freak On.’ We thought the album was finished, but I told Tim we needed one more record that will seal it. He was in the studio going through sounds and came across this one Indian groove and I was like, ‘Whoa!!!’ He literally stumbled across that sample. Tim started adding a kick drum and all the other stuff to it. I went in there and recorded it, but I wasn’t so sure about it. I told Tim, ‘I don’t know about this one…it’s out there…too different.’ But Tim was like, ‘You crazy…this song is hot!’ That’s how we ended up coming up with ‘Get Ur Freak On.’ And it almost didn’t make the cut.”
(read more at VIBE)
Missy talks working with Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child and more after the jump…
One In A Million sessions–Aaliyah (1997)
“When Timbaland and I worked on Aaliyah’s One In A Million album, I will say that we sat there, looked at each other and said, ‘This is some different shit.’ We were still relatively new as far as being a producer and songwriter. So the fact that Aaliyah allowed us to come in and take over her project was crazy. We were supposed to do just one record, but we ended us doing another one, and another one, and another one. It was exciting because Aaliyah was just as excited and she wasn’t scared. We knew we were working on something different. The rhythm of [the title track alone] was sick. The way I went into writing ‘One In A Million’ was I told Tim, ‘Well, let me give Aaliyah a melody of a ballad that feels just like she could be rapping.’ We felt like it was going to go over people’s head. But we decided to try it.
(read more at VIBE)
Supa Dupa Fly–Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot (1997)
“Me and Timbaland did Supa Dupa Fly in two weeks. We didn’t even think or have a concept going into the first album. We didn’t say, ‘Let’s do this type of music. Let’s try to create something groundbreaking.’ It just ended up happening. The funny thing is Sylvia Rhone (at the time Elektra Entertainment Group head) and Merlin Bobb (VP of A&R) said that they would give me a label deal if I gave them an album [laughs]. That’s how Supa Dupa Fly came about. I was like, ‘Let’s do this album, so I can get my label.’ I had been an artist…so I knew what it was all about. I didn’t want to go through it again. I wanted more control…I wanted my own thing. But Timbaland and I still had love for music as artists.
(Read more at VIBE)
“When I worked with Destiny’s Child, I automatically knew they were going to be huge. They already had ‘No, No, No’ out. Just like I saw with Eminem, I have a gift of knowing when somebody is going to blow. They had something different. I liked the way they sang over their tracks…but especially Beyonce. She sounded like she was rapping on those songs. They just had something different. I later worked with Beyonce on my second album and she was another person who is a perfectionist in the studio. She will stay there all night if she has to make sure it’s right. I knew if B went solo that she was going to be big. It was just obvious.”
(Read more at VIBE)
For the fifth single off her Teenage Dream album, pop sensation Katy Perry grabs Missy Elliott for the remix to “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” The party anthem officially hits iTunes and radio Monday (Aug 8). The song could also make history tying Michael Jackson’s record for most #1 songs off one album according to Billboard.
New Music: Katy Perry Feat. Missy Elliott – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) (Remix)”
Props to RapUp
Thank God Missy is back in the studio making music. But until she releases her next solo effort, she hops on Katy Perry’s hit for the remix.
I’m not totally familiar with Jamaican female dancehall artist Spice, but her collaboration with the oft-missed Missy Elliott is exactly like the title suggests… “Fun.”
Spice’s “Fun” beach party video was shot (and self-directed) before Missy jumped on, so she’s missing from the footage. But her verse fits in just fine, and reminds us that Missy was a champ of the animated party track. Spice is giving me a bit of a dancehall Lil’ Mo vibe.
Watch footage of Trina and Spice performing “Get Your Freak On”…
After the jump
Trina and Spice perform a dancehall version of “Get Your Freak On” for Missy Elliott’s birthday party on June 30th, 2011, at Santo in Hallandale Beach, FL.
(thanks to The Leak for the heads up)
VH1’s Behind The Music: Missy Elliott
New Music: Timbaland x Missy Elliot “Take Ur Clothes Off”
Memory Lane: Sheek Louch recalls how Missy Elliot saved his verse on “It’s All About The Benjamins”
Missy Elliott remembers Aaliyah & Drake writes an open letter on Nine Year Anniversary.