9th Inning

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"9th Inning"
Single by Missy Elliott featuring Timbaland
from the album Block Party
Released September 18, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:36
Label Goldmind, Atlantic
Writer(s) Melissa A. Elliott, Tim Mosley
Producer(s) Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Nobody's Perfect"
(2012)
"9th Inning"
(2012)
"Triple Threat"
(2012)
Timbaland singles chronology
"Pass at Me"
(2011)
"9th Inning"
(2012)
"Triple Threat"
(2012)

"9th Inning" is a song by American rapper, producer, singer-songwriter Missy Elliott featuring guest appearance by childhood friend and longtime collaborator Timbaland. Originally, a snippet was released on Elliott's official website on September 10, 2012. This song, along with the accompanying "Triple Threat", made its full debut via Ustream on September 17, 2012 and were both released as the lead singles from Elliott's highly anticipated Block Party album on September 18, 2012.[1]

Background[edit]

After many delays stretching from as far back as 2008 and after many choices for the lead single from Elliott's upcoming album Block Party, the songs "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat" were finally chosen and both released on September 18, 2012.

Composition[edit]

"9th Inning" is a hip hop song that features vocals from both Elliott and Timbaland, with Elliott being the main vocalist and Timbaland being the guest vocalist. Its lyrics talk about the two performers preparing for their return to the music scene with brand new material and comparing their return as being in the ninth inning of a baseball game.

Chart performance[edit]

Charts (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs[2] 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenwald, David (September 17, 2012). "Missy Elliott Unveils '9th Inning,' 'Triple Threat' Singles: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Missy Elliott - Chart history". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 

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