Original version hits Top 5 on Billboard Adult R&B Chart
R&B/pop pioneer and seven-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Toni Braxton is joined by legendary rapper Missy Elliott for a remix of “Do It.” On the track, Braxton pulls inspiration from her own experiences and shares advice for anyone struggling with the decision to end an unhealthy relationship. The original version of “Do It” is a Top 10 iTunes R&B single and is Top 5 on the Adult R&B Chart. Produced by Missy Elliott with co-production by Hannon Lane, they bring a fast-paced tempo to the remix 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.”
“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.”
“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. Last year, Braxton embarked on her Long As I Live Tour visiting 21 cities in addition to South Africa and for the first time in 22 years, the United Kingdom. In late 2019, Braxton graced the stage at the American Music Awards for a breathtaking performance of her iconic song, “Unbreak My Heart,” which marked the 25th anniversary of her first appearance on the show which become one of the most talked about moments from the evening.
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