Get Ur Freak On

Missy Elliott

About Get Ur Freak On

"Get Ur Freak On" is a song by American recording artist Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. It was written and produced by Elliott and Timbaland for her third studio album Miss E... So Addictive (2001). Based on heavy bhangra elements, a popular music and dance form from the Punjab state of India, the song features a six-note base that is a Punjabi melody played on a tumbi and rhythm and bassline played on tabla. Released as the album's first single in 2001, the track reached number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Internationally, "Get Ur Freak On" became a top ten success in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, where it became her first solo top ten hit, peaking at number four. A remix of the song featuring Nelly Furtado was a dance club hit during this period, and was used both in the soundtrack and in the background of the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) starring Angelina Jolie. The song is also heard in The Rundown (2003) starring Dwayne Johnson (remixed with AC/DC's "Back in Black") and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) starring Steve Carell. 


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Head banga, hit me
Hit me, hit me
Hit me, hit me
Yeah, hit me
Gimme some new shit, yeah
Gimme some new shit, yeah
Gimme some new shit, yeah
Gimme some new shit

Missy be puttin' it down
I'm the hottest 'round
I told y'all mother-ooh
Y'all can't stop me now
Listen to me now
I'm lasting twenty rounds
And if you want me (nigga) then come and get me now
Is you with me now?
Then biggie-biggie-bounce
I know you dig the way I sw-sw-switch my style
(Holla) People sing around
Now people gather 'round
Now people jump around

[Chorus: x2]
Go, get ur freak on
Go, get ur freak on
Go, get ur freak on
Go, get ur freak on
Go, get ur freak on
Go, get ur freak on
Go, get ur, get ur, get ur, get ur, get ur freak on

Who's that bitch?
People you don't know
Me and Timbaland been hot since twenty years ago
What the dealio?
Now what the drilly, yo
If you wanna battle then (nigga) let me know
Holla, gotta feel me son
Let me throw you some
People here I come
Now sweat me when I'm done
We got the radio shook like we got a gun

[Chorus: x2]

Shhh, hush your mouth
Silence when I spit it out, {spit sound} in your face
Open your mouth, give you a taste
Holla, ain't no stoppin' me
Copywritten, so don't copy me
Y'all do it, sloppy-ly
And y'all can't come close to me
I know you feel me now
I know you hear me loud
I scream it loud and proud
Missy gon' blow it down
People gon play me now, in and out of town
'Cause I'm the best around with the crazy style

[Chorus: x2]

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Missy Elliott

Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Elliott, with record sales of over thirty million in the United States, is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum for her 2002 album Under Construction.. Elliott is known for a series of hits and diverse music videos, including "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", "Hot Boyz", "Get Ur Freak On", "One Minute Man", "4 My People", "Work It", "Pass That Dutch", and "Lose Control". In addition, she has worked extensively as a songwriter and producer for other artists, both alone and with her fellow producer and childhood friend Timbaland, with whom … more »

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Written by: Melissa A. Elliott, Timothy Z. Mosley

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Release Date
"Get Ur Freak On" was released on March 13, 2001, as the lead single from Missy Elliott's third studio album, "Miss E... So Addictive."
Chart Performance
The song reached the top five on the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.
Grammy Awards
"Get Ur Freak On" won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2002, making Missy Elliot the first female solo rap artist to win this category.
Cultural Influence
At NME's 150th-anniversary poll in 2012, "Get Ur Freak On" was voted the century's best single.
Production Facts
The song was written by both Missy Elliott and Timbaland, who also produced the track.
Sound Origin
The distinct Eastern/bhangra influence in the song comes from a track produced by Panjabi MC, which was then acknowledged by Missy Elliott.
Music Video
The music video for the song was directed by Dave Meyers and features cameos from various hip-hop artists, including Ludacris, LL Cool J, and Ja Rule.
Soundtrack Appearances
"Get Ur Freak On" has been featured in various films and television shows, such as "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Mean Girls," "Neighbours," and it also featured in the soundtrack of "Tomb Raider."
Remix Version
A remix of "Get Ur Freak On" features American rapper Nelly Furtado and was included on the soundtrack for the 2001 film "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider."
Impact and Accolades
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked "Get Ur Freak On" at number 466 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, emphasizing its cultural significance and long-lasting impact.

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