It’s full steam ahead for Missy Elliott’s seventh studio album ‘Block Party’. Last spring Pharrell Williams hinted he was in the mix for what promises to be the hypest dance-hip hop album of the 21st century. Then in November ‘WTF‘ dropped and the world was like WTF was that?? Fat bass, irresistible drums, gritty Pharrell bars, sick choreography, the blinging body suits, Les Twins’ fluid moves; it was vintage Missy and a whole new Missy all at the same time.
And in ‘Pep Rally’ we have a smashing follow-up single to keep us hungry for that Block Party. The new banger has a marching band anthem feel about it only with 50 times the energy. If this jam fails to get you clapping and stomping you must have a heart made of circuit boards. With the drums, whistles and lines like “Yeah we get cracking like we up at the Super Bowl…” you can tell Missy was aiming to capitalize on the hype yesterday’s sporting event created. She may be turning 45 this year, but the way Misdemeanor is killing her competition, the throne may remain hers into the next century.
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