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Missy Elliott Returns on New Timbaland Track

Rapper's first single in three years is part of new free download series

January 14, 2011 11:50 AM ET
Timbaland and Missy Elliott backstage  at the 2010 Vh1 Hip Hop Honors at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 3, 2010 in New York City.
Timbaland and Missy Elliott backstage at the 2010 Vh1 Hip Hop Honors at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 3, 2010 in New York City.
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A brand-new Missy Elliott track has surfaced online as part of Timbaland Thursdays, a new series of free tracks in the mold of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Fridays initiative. The song can be found on Timbaland's official site (also listen below).

"Take Ur Clothes Off," a throwback to Missy and Timbaland's classic collaborations from the late '90s and early '00s, is the first track Elliott has released as a headliner since "Best, Best", a single from her long delayed album Block Party, came out in 2008. The rapper more recently appeared on Ciara's "Work" and Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes' "Let's Just Do It," both released in 2009.

Photos: Missy Elliott

It is currently unknown whether "Take Ur Clothes Off" is a one-off track for Timbaland's download series or if it is intended to eventually turn up on a new Missy Elliott album. As of now, Block Party does not have a scheduled release date.

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