As the music world mourns the loss of a true innovator XXL digs through the digital crates to see just how impactful Earth Wind & Fire have had on the hip-hop world. Here are ten hip-hop songs that sample Earth Wind & Fire classics.
Guess who’s back? Missy Elliott will drop two new singles next month, according to her longtime collaborator Timbaland. The veteran producer made the announcement on his Twitter page that Misdemeanor will release ’9th Inning’ and ‘Triple Threat’ in early September.
Contrary to previous reports, Missy Elliott and Timbaland are not involved in the posthumous Aaliyah album. Missy and Timbo’s manager issued a press release (via Billboard), stating they “will not be participating” on the Drake and Noah “40″ Shebib executive-produced project.
It seems like everyone knows about the upcoming posthumous Aaliyah album … except for Missy Elliott. The veteran rapper who has collaborated with the late songbird seems to be out of the loop when it comes to the project that Drake and his producer Noah “40″ Shebib are co-executive producing.
After Drake released his Aaliyah duet ‘Enough Said‘ over the Internet, many are still wondering if Timbaland would be involved in the anticipated posthumous album. Well, the answer is yes, Timbo will be working on the project.
Rumors have recently surfaced that Drake is set to executive produce Aaliyah‘s posthumous album and that he will premiere his new song featuring the late songbird at Sunday’s (Aug. 5) OVO Music Festival in Toronto. In a recent interview with Power 105′s The Breakfast Club, Timbaland frowned at the news of a Drake-Aaliyah collaborative song.
In a new interview with PEOPLE (via Billboard), Missy Elliott revealed she’s been battling Graves’ disease since 2008.
Elliott says the disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid, began to take its toll on her body rather quickly.