Toni Braxton is pulling out all of the stops for her new upcoming album. The seven-time Grammy Award-winner is joined by legendary rapper and fellow icon, Missy Elliott for a remix of her new single, “Do It.”
The track, which Braxton says was inspired by the dating experiences of some of her friends, shares advice for anyone struggling with the decision to end an unhealthy relationship. The remix, which was produced by Missy Elliott with co-production by Hannon Lane, brings a more up-tempo vibe to the song, while reiterating Braxton’s encouragement to leave a toxic relationship by rapping “let him know I gotta do it, ‘cause he already done and blew it.”
So how did the all star collaboration come into fruition? “Toni’s team reached out to my manager and asked if I could produce a remix for her next single,” says Elliott. “They said, ‘Hey if Missy wants to rap on it we would love that too.’ So they sent me the record and my boy Hannon and I, sped the track up to a mid-tempo and re-arranged the music. To be honest, I was scared to send it because anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a huge fan of Toni Braxton! I’ve worked with so many legends. I’ve even worked with Tamar. But I had never worked directly with Toni before. So I thought, what if she hears it and says ‘oh HELL NAH Missy done messed my record up.’ But thank God when she heard it, she loved it and here we are! Now I can say I finally worked with the living legend — Ms. Toni Braxton.”
The original version of “Do It” is a Top 10 iTunes R&B single and is Top 5 on the Adult R&B Chart. “Do It” with Missy Elliott is the latest single from Braxton following her multi-GRAMMY nominated album Sex & Cigarettes. Released in 2018, the album features hit single “Long As I Live” which shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart and top 10 on the R&B charts.