In The Rotation: "Tempo" by Lizzo feat. Missy Elliott

Welcome to The Sports Fan Journal’s latest series, In The Rotation. Music fans are always trying to find the latest tunes to spin and our editor Mya Melody, a.k.a. the playlist virtuoso, is here to help. Whether you need a weekend turn up anthem or a smooth jam for a kickback, this series will highlight the week’s hottest song to add in your collection. Vibe out and enjoy! #MelodyPutYouOn

The first quarter of 2019 is seemingly becoming the year of the woman in hip-hop. For this week's hottest track, listeners are getting a double dose of dope lyricism with the latest "Tempo" collaboration from Lizzo and Missy Elliott.

For music fans who aren't familiar with Lizzo's artistry, she's well-known for incorporating body positivity in her music. Whether she's talking about getting her body right on her 2018 single "Fitness" or how her aura shines on "Juice," Lizzo knows how to make feel-good music for everyone. On "Tempo," Lizzo keeps that same energy as she recruits Missy Elliott to stress the importance of their curvaceous confidence, with an upbeat production that is sure to get anyone on a dancefloor.

It's safe to say, the world is a better place with any new music from Missy. Although she only adds a verse to "Tempo," perhaps it's a taste of a future project that fans can expect from the rapper later this year (or so we hope). Meanwhile, Lizzo is preparing to release her new album Cuz I Love You on April 19 and "Tempo" may just become the song of the summer.

For fans who are not afraid to unapologetically be themselves, put Lizzo's "Tempo" in the rotation and check out this week's pertinent reading material:

How Producer and Professor 9th Wonder Influences Duke's Basketball Stars - SLAM Online

J. Cole Profile: Buck the System - GQ

10 Greatest One-Year Wonders of the 21st Century - DJBooth

Why Def Jam Should Split the Record Label - Trapital

Dido On Her New Album, Hitting The Road After 15 Years Away, & Crying On The "Stan" Set - Stereogum

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