From the Album
• Missy wrote and produced this song with Timbaland, who also worked on her debut single
The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
• The beat was based on Bhangra music. Timbaland used a one-stringed guitar called a tumbi and recorded individual notes into a keyboard.
• Missy said:
"It could be about dancing - the bedroom, whatever. You're cleaning your house? Get your freak on!"
• Missy performed the song at the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX halftime show.
Miss E ...So Addictive
March 6, 2001
Westlake Recording Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Hip hop, dance, bhangra
"Get Ur Freak On" on YouTube
The video was her first collaboration without Hype Williams, the creative mind behind her
trademark futuristic look, which she wanted to get away from.
"You see, I change my music and I change my image at the same time. I felt like as long
as me and Hype continued to work together we would probably keep it going in
the same kinda of direction."
She turned to Dave Meyers, another prolific director known for his work on
So Fresh, So Clean
video and frequent collaborations with
among others. Meyers became Elliott's go-to director for her next ten videos.