Timbaland and Missy Elliott reunited at the Hennessy White Rabbit campaign launch at New York City’s Highline Stages on Thursday (April 5), where they debuted new music for fans. The duo, who once ruled the music charts, have gone their separate ways in the last few years, and there is obviously no bad blood between the two.
Missy has been noticeably absent from the stage, dealing with her health, but she’s officially kicked off her career relaunch, and is prepping the release of a new album this June, alongside Timbaland. Dressed in Adidas track suits, Misdemeanor and Timbo introduced a couple of new songs, one of which samples Run-D.M.C.’s “Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse).” Despite the illness that once forced her to take time away from the spotlight, from the sounds of the new music, Missy hasn’t missed a beat.
Tim threw in a bunch of throwback joints, including “Promiscuous Girl,” Hot Back,” and performed “Carry On,” after his partner in crime left the stage. He later launched into some of the classic records he produced for Aaliyah, and Jay-Z, among others.
Erykah Badu also hit the stage, first to introduce Missy and Timbaland, then for her own set. She closed out the night rolling through the likes of “Soldier,” “Love My Life,” and her debut single “On and On.”