A lot has happened in the world of Hip Hop since the last Missy Elliott album: Dr Dre was going to release ‘Detox’ then he didn’t, Eminem had a ‘Relapse’ and forgot how to rap, then he had a ‘Recovery’ and remembered again, Snoop Dogg got banned from the UK, then we let him back in again, Mos Def turned his hand to acting, changed his name to Yasiin Bey, then reformed Black Star with Talib Kweli, Oukast didn’t split up but they kind of have really, and the new king of controversy is the skateboarding Odd Future frontman Tyler… anyway you get the idea. Seven years on from her last release, Missy’s long term collaborator Timberland has told MTV that both of them have albums due out in the summer

The producer extraordinaire had this to say:

"Right now, we’re just preparing to get both our videos, our first singles, shot kinda at the same time" adding “We want to do it as a movement and spontaneously… I just don’t want to move too ahead of her, and she doesn’t wanna move too ahead of me."

We’ll bring you more news as soon as its available but in the meantime lets play a game, who’s album will drop first? It’ll be like guessing what side the train is coming from when you’re stuck at a level crossing.