After years of forcing the public to wait, it appears that Missy Elliott may be coming with some new music. Initially, she had planned to release a new album in 2007. But, for unknown reasons, the album was pushed back until 2008. It was then that she offered the fans a chance to vote for the title of her album. The fans chose Block Party as the album title.
While the album has gone through a number of release date changes, the title has remained one constant. The initial track list for Block Party had Lil Wayne as a featured guest. For the past four years, Wayne has been on a tear. Starting in 2006, he released numerous mixtapes and he has been making appearances on music from every artist in the game. The frequent push-backs of Missy Elliott’s album have not stopped that.
The initial collaboration between Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne will not take place. Instead, they have recorded a new song together. For this new song, Elliott returns after five years with her traditional style of rapping and singing. Wayne, however, has shown his return to rap before he goes rock and he lays down what could be one of the hottest verses of 2010. The new song is called, “All 4 U” and it is the official lead single off of Block Party.
Most recently, the album had been set for a summer 2009 release. That has now been pushed back to become an early 2010 release date.