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Missy Elliott releases long-awaited "WTF" music video in full

After teasing the video on Twitter for weeks on end, Missy Elliott has finally gifted the world with the full-length music video to her single, "WTF (Where They From)," which features Pharrell Williams.

The video is shot in New York and features a lot of cityscape and urban life, but the visuals are also very glamorous and feel somewhat futuristic with all the colliding wild patterns, shining rhinestones and a jumpsuit entirely decked out in mirrored tiles.

There is a hip hop core (in sound, dance and style) to all that Elliott does which she will never lose, but it's heartening to know that she's keeping everything fresh. "WTF" has a pounding beat and insistent flow like coupled snare and bongo drums which emulates the "jungle" sound that has become popular (i.e. Jack Ü) and the Latin syncopated percussion that is driving a lot of club styles right now.

Since 2006, Elliott has only released singles here and there, but has been involved in behind the scenes production and feature work on a number of projects, including albums from R&B singers like Faith Evans and Monica.

For a number of years, Timbaland has been alluding to "WTF"'s arrival as the first single off a new Elliott album. He told Rolling Stone in 2014, "It's on her. She got the first single, it's just a matter of when she wants to do it. We got the hollow-tip bullet in the gun. We have the game-changer right there."

Having heard the game-changing sound, we're eager for the full album to drop.

A screen capture from "WTF (Where They From)," Missy Elliott's new single.

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