Josh Brasted/FilmMagicMissy Elliott‘s decades-long body of work is a testament to her enduring legacy in hip-hop. And now it looks like the veteran rapper is gearing up to release her first album in nearly 15 years.
Wednesday night, Elliott took to Instagram to share a cryptic message with her fans.
“I just finished a long project I been working on since last year,” the crafty lyricist wrote in the caption of a video that shows her dancing to Soul II Soul‘s 1998 hit “Keep On Movin.”
She added: “I’m bout to show y’all I’m on some next ish.”
Her Instagram bio makes it even more clear, as it reads: “NEW MISSY COMING! I’m on some NEXT LEVEL [s**t]! I am the definition of AVANT GARDE.”
Elliott’s less-than-subtle hints arrive on the heels of her tweeting Monday that a “big project” was underway.
“Thank God I just finished a big project today & it has been a very intense,” she wrote, with many fans rejoicing in response. “No sleep, 5 weeks working on this since last year.”
The rapper continued, “I been sick on and off from weather change and this pollen has been kicking my a** but it will be all worth it! I’m EXCITED.”
While Elliott didn’t share any additional details, a new album would be her first since the rapper’s 2005 release The Cookbook.
Most recently, the pioneering rapper was tapped by Lizzo for the empowering anthem “Tempo,” and is set to headline the Essence Music Festival, now in its 25th year, this July in New Orleans.
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