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Under Construction

Missy Elliott

2002

Under Construction

Album Summary

Under Construction is the fourth studio album by American rapper Missy Elliott, released by The Goldmind Inc. and Elektra Records on November 12, 2002 in the United States. The album was primarily produced by Timbaland, with additional production from Craig Brockman, Nisan Stewart, Errol "Poppi" McCalla and Elliott herself. The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 359,000 copies in its first week. The album was also certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album received Grammy Award nominations for Best Rap Album and Album of the Year. Elliott dedicated the album to Aaliyah (who had died on August 25, 2001) and to victims of the September 11 attacks.

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Rating

3.19

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5117

Genres

  • Hip Hop
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Sun Feb 21 2021
4

There are a few swings and misses here, but also a whole lot to like. Every collaboration works. It's criminal how underrated she is. Best track: Gossip Folks

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

Enjoying this way more than I thought I would.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
5

I can’t believe this is twenty years old

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Fri Dec 10 2021
5

Missy is hands down the best female rapper of all-time. One of the best rappers period. And this album has her talent on display - smart meaningful lyrics, cool beats, lightning quick raps, and a pretty darn good voice. Her interludes are actually worth listening to (not just BS) and shows her depth of thought. Although her claim in the Intro that you don't hear Gates and Trump arguing because they got "paper" and "better shit to do" shows how much times have changed in 20 years. Her wordplay or own version of pig latin that she does in Gossip Folks and Work It is so unique and innovative. The former is one of my favorite rap songs of all time - beats and lyrics are just awesome. I'm not sure there was a weak song on the whole album. Slide and Go to the Floor were particularly good tracks I didn't know of before.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
5

I hadn’t listened to Missy Elliot before this, and that’s on me.

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Sun Feb 13 2022
1

I'm not looking forward to his. At all. This is not a genre I enjoy. But hey ho, gotta open yourself up to new things haven't you. First track. Oh, she's mouthing off already. Shut up and sing ffs. Ok, here we go. Oh no. Go back to the talking. Please. I'm not going to make it through a whole album of this. Hitting the fourth minute of this now. The tune is pretty decent. Oooh, first use of the N word. Edgy. Better turn it down a bit. Nothing to the 'lyrics'. Track two. There are lots of collaborations on this. Maybe that'll help, because on her own she seems quite bad. Yeah, this is better. I mean, it's still nonsense lyrics, but it's got something. Track three. Did I just hear 'mama-jama'??! As annoying as I find it to say this, this track is quite catchy. Not lyrically, obviously. Track four. Ooooh, I've heard this before. It's alright from what I remember. Good chorus. Still a bit dodgy outside of the chorus - 'sex me so good I say blah blah blah'. I'm gonna be humming this all night, I know it. Hang on, she's talking to me again. Hope I'm enjoying the album? Meh, it's ok, thanks for asking. Track five. Jay-Z in the house. This track seems louder than the others? She sounds better on this track. More singing rather than rapping? I dunno. This is a bit of a nothing track tbh. Track six. 'My attitude is bitchy because my period is heavy'. Nice. No, I will not turn the volume up. This seems like something a school kid would come up with and think it's cool as fuck. It's not. It's shit. Track seven. This sounds a bit sexy. 'Pussy don't fail me now, I gotta turn this N out so he don't want nobody else'. I know I'm beating on these lyrics a lot, but come on, they fucking deserve it. Keep your man happy by making sure he's enjoying the sex. Oooh, more chat. Fuck me, is she reading my mind??!? She's having a go at me for slating her lyrics. Fuck off woman. Track eight. Here's Beyonce. Awww, she doesn't want to go out, she wants to stay in with her man. And on and on. I think she's protesting too much. Clearly out shagging all sorts. Are we at the end yet? No? Oh. Track nine. Pretty funky start to this one. She seems to be saying she's doing alright for herself. Got a bit of money, a couple of nice cars. Ok, good for you girl. Track ten. Why does she feel the need to keep telling me I'm listening to Missy Elliott? I'm ten tracks into the album, I know who you are. More advice on keeping your man. Back rubs, sex (I think), laundry, shout at hoes. Might play this to all prospective girlfriends, make sure they know what I expect. Track eleven. Back with the funk. Still telling me it's Missy Eliott. I. Know. Sounds like her fella left her. Stupid pussy must have let her down. Track twelve. 'I bought a Murcielago to sit, on the plush leather seats, forget am I on my own clit?'. It's Shakespeare. Some guy is broke, Missy isn't. 'Cuz rich folks, we buy boats' is gonna stick in my head. Track thirteen. This is pretty good. Yeah, quite like this. Best track on the album for me. Good way to finish. Oh, it's not over. More chat. She hopes I like the album, but if I don't, she doesn't give a shit. Ok.  I won't ever listen to this again. Hopefully.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
1

I don't need to like Missy, she likes herself enough for both of us.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

This is a Missy Elliot Exclusive. I like how personal this album feels. Missy has always been one of the best flows in the game, but I never knew she had such a good singing voice. Great beats. Favorite tracks: "Work It", "Pussycat", "Nothing Out There for Me"

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Tue Jul 06 2021
4

This album was a super fun listen with immaculate production and delicious retro-future sampling. Some of the tracks don't quite hold up, but the highlights are so, so high. I can really hear the influence on Janelle Monae. Rating: 3.5/5 Favourite tracks: "Work It", "Back in the Day"

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Tue Aug 10 2021
4

Strong! So many top-end collaborators on this, and some deep digs for samples, and a really unique style. I never listened to the full album back in the day but really enjoyed hearing it through.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

Damn this was fun. I love the little before and after speeches and that, somehow, she managed to get the names of Bill Gates and Donald Trump in there. Exactly what hip-hop had been begging for.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

When I first searched for this on Spotify the first thing that came up was some jive from The Sims. A damning indictment of modern society. Anyway, this is really good - rhymes are sharp, the beats are accomplished and for once, guest spots are done with taste and intention. Absolutely of its era but no bad thing!

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

There's nothing in the world that sounds like a Missy joint. When Missy's on her game, she's unstoppable. Unfortunately, there are a few tracks here that DON'T feel like Missy joints (I'm looking at you "Pussycat", "Nothing Out There for Me", and "Play That Beat") hence the 4-star review. But the rest of the album is just so good, she almost pulled a 5-star anyway. These beautiful, throwback traps feel so good with her effortlessly confident flow draped over top. Legendary talent.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
5

This was a great album

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Sat Jul 03 2021
5

Mucho flow, buenas rimas, grandes beats. Qué buena la Missy Elliott, no tengo skips, me gusta todo, quizá especialmente "Work It" y "Slide". También la de Beyoncé muy cool. 10/10

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Fri Feb 19 2021
5

love me some 90s hiphop

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Sat Jul 03 2021
5

Un poco largo. Pero pues es Missy. Brutal.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
5

Great rap album by an outstanding artist.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
5

5/5 - This album kicks ass

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Thu Aug 26 2021
5

Loved it. Made me laugh a lot.

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Fri Sep 10 2021
5

Muy fresco, excelente álbum

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Mon Sep 13 2021
5

Intense.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
5

Holy shit this was a surprise, I hated the other album, this one was fantastic

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Thu Nov 04 2021
5

Maybe the best flow of her generation and the production on this is immaculate

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

This was great! My first Missy Elliot album. I liked it very much

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Owned this album when it came out. I remember 2002 as a blur but this was and still is a banger.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
5

Every song is a BANGER

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Sun Jan 16 2022
5

Classic

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

"This is a Missy Elliott one time exclusive" e eu já fiquei animada. Conhecia pouco o trabalho da Missy, embora escute muuuito Work It até hoje, amei o disco e fiquei me perguntando porque não tinha parado para ouvir antes.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
5

Let's go Missy! The sampling on this album is really heavy on the soul and jazz which gives the songs this sense of cool thats hard to beat. Work It is a generational groove. Back In The Day is just all up in my face with Jay giving the opening rap. Pussycat is incredibly explicit, but Missy comes in with an explainer. Aight cool. This album was great I loved it a bunch.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

Bamgers through and through. I usually don't like monologues, but these fit very well.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

This is a classic. Loving the chance to revisit the album. To those who hasn't heard it yet, you have something to look forward to.

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Sat Apr 02 2022
5

Loved it, did not know this before, but it slaps.

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Sun Apr 10 2022
5

Missy Elliott is a hero

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Fri Apr 15 2022
5

loved it.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
5

She is marvelous. Flawless production with bangers throughout, flows, features, and soul.

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Mon Jun 06 2022
5

I love Missy Elliot, and love this album most out of all of her work. The nod to early hip hop while also sounding brand new really works here. I am not sure about a couple of the more smoochy numbers, but Ain’t It Funny is a standout here with the layered vocalists and buzzy synths over a pop construction. The best from one of the best.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

Great sound, and great non-violent message. Excellent features.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
5

Whew!!! She came out hard and kept going. And the Guests! I still think Missy Elliot is underrated in popular culture. Love this album.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
5

A classic of the kind. Miss Elliott is and will remain a queen and her association with Timbaland propelled her to superstardom. That album is star studded and remains a staple in rap and hip hop history.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

5 Great hip hop

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Sun Oct 02 2022
5

10/10 I mean come on now

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Mon Oct 24 2022
5

Quality

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Thu Nov 03 2022
5

Fire from start to finish. Missy is such an underrated MC.

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Fri Sep 18 2020
4

Much more fun and consistent than I gave it credit for

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Top 1 kvinliga rap-album.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

lit

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Girl power, roliga voice overs med, bra beats timbaland!

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Not my style, but I can recognize the historical influence.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

Such great focus, production, and performances. Not wild about every song but this is my favorite Missy album for sure.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

Man, I remember listening to this back in the 2000s. But, I don't remember having this much fun.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

What an album! I am not a hip hop fan, but this album is incredible. The guest appearances are a who's who of hip hop. The content is sometimes funny and thought provoking. Other times a little raunchy, but always entertaining.

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Sat Jun 12 2021
4

So many bangers! Loses the plot a little in the second half (really didn't like Pussycat or the Beyoncé collab) but otherwise so solid. 3.5

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Mon May 31 2021
4

Awesome

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Better than I remember. Fun album. Adding to my collection.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

Very slick - Missy Elliott makes it all seem effortless. Fave track - gonna have to go with "Work It" - love that the gibberish after the lyric "reverse it" really is the vocal track reversed. Always fun to hear people attempt it in karaoke! 😆

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

This was actually well good - so didn't expect to love that! What a grooooze

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Entgegen aller Lästereien, die im Gruppenchat stattfanden, fand ich das gerade richtig geil. Hat mich irgendwo abgeholt und mit in eine richtig geile 2000er-Sause genommen. Mit Bauchfrei, Bauchnabelpiercing und Hüftjeans. Würds mir sicher wieder anhören! Mega entspannend.

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Sat Apr 17 2021
4

Good record! A lot of LPs of this era fall flat in spots, but this held me throughout

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

Classic Missy!

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Sun Feb 28 2021
4

All time classic

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

Highlights: Work It, Gossip Folks, Back in the Day, Play That Beat, Can You Hear Me This might be one of the most important hip-hop albums of all time: It's prescient (Bill Gates and Donald Trump? Jay-Z for president?), it's old-school even for its own time, but it maps out the future of hip-hop ("Back in the day...Hip-hop has changed"), and it wouldn't be Missy if it wasn't also foul-mouthed and that's OK. Hip-hop isn't my style, but I can't deny that Missy Elliot is the salesperson for the genre.

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Sat Jul 03 2021
4

Pues qué más que decir? Pues que me gustó. Todo un sonido que definió los inicios de los 2000, grandes colaboraciones con artistas que hasta la fecha son vigentes y unos beats superpegajosos que inevitablemente alcanzarían la popularidad. Aparte de Work It y la que hizo con Jay Z, me gustó Play that Beat, está super good vibes el sonido. Mood: Me siento bichota sin salir de los 2000.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

Missy Elliott is a lot of fun on this album! The production stands out and her confidence makes this worth listening too. It's not the best hip-hop by any means, but Missy Elliott has cemented herself in the history of hip-hop and it's well-deserved by all accounts.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

classic, idk what else to say. bomb ass features from method man, jay z, beyonce, tlc.. pretty good

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

Lots of bangers on here

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

Damals mutige Texte, heute unmöglich, wenn man #metoo berücksichtigt. Sie singt in deutlichem Englisch. Ist das jetzt highclass Rap? Auf jeden Fall erinnert es an Schulzeiten.

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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

Very good album. Missy is very clever!

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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

I dug this a lot

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

Great Early 2000s Nostalgia

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

How have I never heard Missy Elliott before? 8 songs in, absolutely excellent.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

I really enjoyed this one but then I do loves me a bit of hip hop. If sounded so fresh, couldn’t believe it was from 2002 - it spoke of topics still relevant today.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
4

fun, funny, great album and production

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Wed May 19 2021
4

4,5 Yaaaaaaas, ga ik zeker nog eens luisteren. Features zen hier zeker een meerwaarde. Work it BOP (was natuurlijk een nummer dat ik al kende but still) HOV is the goat. Missy Elliot > Cardi B

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

Beat from the intro track had me hooked. Insane features

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

Work it is peak early 00’s. Although not every a song is famous, it’s a lot of fun. Luda/Gossip talks is underrated

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

Missy is dope and whew that feature list

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Fri Aug 13 2021
4

Really benefited from the interstitial comments about representing for females. Made me appreciate she wasn't being "vulgar" (btw I didn't care but it would keep me from recommending to others) for shock sake. Mid line marks because hiphop isn't my thing but salute to the author for speaking her thoughts!

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

I love Missy Elliot because I feel like she keeps hiphop weird. Timbaland is probably also responsible for some of that, but I can't mistake her for anybody else. Every song I've ever heard of hers I liked. A natural.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
4

A classic

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Mon Sep 27 2021
4

Just like the name it feels like it’s building to some great tunes. Pussycat was particularly memorable

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Mon Oct 11 2021
4

It was OK, but I didn’t listen as closely as I probably should have, as I was doing chores.

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Mon Oct 11 2021
4

didn't expect the pussy talk but whatever, the album was good

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Sat Oct 16 2021
4

Good album: I love the lyrics Missy Elliott throws out without any shame, and her pronounciation is a refreshing change from more recent vocals that tend to go more towards mumbling. There are a few tracks that miss imo, but the beats are generally enticing and the features add to the songs. Not sure if I'll come back to it but I can defo grab some songs from here to go in the playlist

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

Listened to at least parts of this a fair bit back in the day. I think to surface gloss of the saucy content distracted me from its deeper track message of grief for the many senseless losses hip hop sustained around the turn of the century, and its call for unity.

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Tue Nov 02 2021
4

Reminds me of life just post-college. I'd forgotten that the album is a tribute.

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Sun Nov 07 2021
4

Pretty solid! I don't usually like hip hop or music from the early 2000s, so I was surprised to find that I liked this hip hop album from the early 2000s. Some really good guest verses. Didn't dig all the songs, and it started off a little rough, but I'm very glad I listened to it.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

This is a really good album that makes me think about all that 2000s Hip-Hop/soul and wonders where did it all go?

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Wed Nov 17 2021
4

Really enjoyable, excellent grooves

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Sat Dec 11 2021
4

Enjoyable.lots of singing as well rapping. Very accessible and good intentions from Missy. Obviously as sex obsessed as Prince!

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

A pretty great album! Hearing a woman in hip-hop take control of sexuality and other topics dominated by men of the era, and the talking directly to the audience vigniettes within songs seem like the most notable takeaways of the album and trends of the era. 3.5 rounding up!

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Thu Dec 16 2021
4

Lyrics are a bit of their time, but it was a fun listen.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

Damn bars where hard af back in the beginning of the century. Most of the album slaps even tho that Bey track is cringe af

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

Wow, what a great album. First full-length I've listened to from Missy Elliott. I know about her, but wasn't too familiar with her music going into this. Plenty of hits, including some I recognized. The rapping is excellent and good lord, the production is amazing. It's handled almost entirely by Timbaland and Missy herself, they really are a force to be reckoned with. Give me more like this. Favorite tracks: Work It, Slide, Hot, Pussycat, Funky Fresh Dressed. Album art: Nothing to write home about, just a picture of Missy in the street. She's under construction I supposed. 4.5/5

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

7/10 not my favorite style but it had interesting beats.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
4

Missy is able to achieve the rare feat of having hit singles and solid supporting tacks in a strong album. In addition to having her most popular song "Work It", Missy frequently touches on current events and her mourning of contemporary Aaliyah. This album is a good blend of Rap and R&B while having multiple asides a staple of future mix tapes.

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Tue Jan 11 2022
4

Klassiker, viele Songs die man kennt. Guter Rap aus den 2000ern.

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Tue Jan 11 2022
4

I remember a review calling this "coffee table hip hop" which does sum it up a bit. Thing is Missy just works with so many talented people that when her flow isn't the best each song has a killer beat or hook. 4.4

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Tue Jan 11 2022
4

Good album

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

How could you not enjoy this?

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Mon Jan 17 2022
4

SO GOOD. I am ashamed to have never heard this album before, but that's why I'm doing this project. I knew Work It, of course, but the other tracks were all new to my ears. Dedicated to Aaliyah, produced by Timbaland, this Missy Elliot album sounds amazing. Like, if it had come out today instead of nearly 20 years ago (which...how has it been that long??) - it would still be fresh and sound great.

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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

It's Missy, it's classic, it's timeless and it still kicks so much ass. Hot album!

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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

Loved it!

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

Really excellent album, she has great flow and great beats.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

I was surprised by the amount of other singers on the album. Pretty alright album, not something I would tend to choose.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

This is a surprisingly deeper album than I would have expected. Missy's love for the overall hip-hop community really shines through. With all of the intro/outros throughout the album really hark back to where she came from and pays tribute to who came before her (I'm not normally a fan of intros/outros). She really brings the love for the music and the music alone and does away with the huge egos and all of the unnecessary 'gangsta' deaths. Best: Work It Worst: Slide

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Sat Feb 05 2022
4

It's Missy 🤷🏻‍♀️ What can I say?

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

Missy was in your face, fiery and vulgar before it was cool

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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

What a pleasant surprise! Missy Elliot has a masterful control over the production of this album; great old school beats and fun raps. I like the overall positive/light hearted spin, but also that the album is dedicated to the people that she lost. I knew Work It, obviously, but it was fun to revisit. I also REALLY enjoyed some of the music videos. Creative stuff.

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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

[nodding head] 2002 Missy

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

Best Song: Pussycat. Has to be one of the best R&B choruses out there, in a track that manages to be both absurd and legitimate at the same time. Worst Song: Back In The Day. Get Jay-Z outta here. The choppy beat is good, but wasted on Jay-Z's low energy input. Overall: Missy crushes it with her self-aware and funny lyrics. Timbaland crushes it with some production that is maybe peak-Timbaland, with layers upon layers of clipping beats. Honestly, the features here are the weakest parts (especially Jay-Z and Beyonce). Missy's presence is so big, and she's so uniquely playful and creative, that it feels a waste to have her share the stage.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
4

pretty good album, kinda cheesy but overall a pretty fun love letter to hip-hop I thought the end was pretty funny, “byemothafucka” 7/10

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Sat Mar 19 2022
4

This review is a Missy Elliott exclusive. I thought this would be a fairly unremarkable hip hop album thrown here just to balance out all the rock and folk, but damn okay. I like this a lot.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

Nice one

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

en pärla!!!

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

Hett

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Sun Apr 10 2022
4

It doesn't feel quite as groundbreaking as her astonishing debut or the futuristic classic Miss E... So Addictive, but it's still a really solid album. The production is killer as always, and Missy continues to be a phenomenonal rapper with a uniquely assertive delivery

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Sun Apr 10 2022
4

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

4/5. Solid girl-boss hip-hop 👍

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Sat Apr 23 2022
4

God damn what a glow up from Missy. I thought her debut was absolutely carried by Timbaland and a few features, with Missy Elliot’s rapping leaving a lot to be desired. I’ve never been happier to be shown up, because god damn does she have a presence behind the mic now. Combine that with some more consistently excellent beats from Timbaland once again, and you got a recipe for a great album.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Bring the pain, Work it, Hot

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Wed May 11 2022
4

I liked this album okay. I think that Missy Elliot makes excellent music with Timbaland. The features on the album are good. It makes for great dance music. I think, in some ways, not enough time has passed for me to critically evaluate this album, since it now sounds old, but not old enough that it's easy for me to place it in the history of hip-hop. It's at that in-between age when a lot of good albums feel like they have aged poorly, like a lot of early 2000s music. I felt the same way about 80s music when I was younger, but eventually came to really appreciate it. 4/5

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Mon May 23 2022
4

Overall real chill hip hop album. I knew Work It was 10/10 but hadn't heard much of the rest. Liked the features by Ludacris and Method Man. Not a big fan of the Beyonce feature.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
4

Really solid album

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

If someone says 'female rap artist' I can almost guarantee the first name they think of is Missy Elliott, and with good reason. Love the little intro and outro speeches - setting the scene, and unapologetic. Play Work It and see how many people can resist a little wiggle.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

Surprised how much I like it

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Won't hit my regular listen rotation because the beats are deliberately jarring and it makes my anxiety brain twitch, but it's great.

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Tue Aug 09 2022
4

Missy and Timbaland are a creative match made in heaven. They balance subtle experimentation with catchy hooks. The thing I like most about them is just how playful they both are. Missy will have these more serious interludes throughout the album that seem very heartfelt, rather than contrived, but she usually follows it up with humor to temper it, and I appreciate both. Some real interesting recycling/reusing samples of very identifiable beats and clips from older iconic hip hop albums such as Public Enemy and Beastie Boys. Even the Method Man song is more or less a remix/reimagining of his older version.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

One of the all time great female rap albums

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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

Overall this is one of those albums that is better played loud! I find the spoken parts break the flow but understand they are important to what Missy Elliot wants to say

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Sat Sep 03 2022
4

This album is incredible, ahead of it's time, and speaks truth to power. It's still sounds absolutely fresh today. Excellent album.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

I get it Missy Elliott, this is a great album full of old school exclusive songs.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Nije ko supa dupa fly i missy e do eddictive ali zbog work it i svemirske produkcije je super

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Raunchy, bopping and a great listen. This is a Missy Elliott old school exclusive. 👍

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Pretty great

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Sat Oct 01 2022
4

Leuke hiphop. Niet heel speciaal. Hier een 4

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

Liked it more than i thought i would!

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

Favourite Song - Slide One for karaoke - Nothing out there for me One for a run - Work It Sound that. Jenna was excited for me as a lover of older hip hop and it was justified

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

One of the best and coolest in hip hop, and nicely weird too. I can't stand corporate commercial pop crap, and this is thankfully not that. Some of the lyrics are trite as hell, but some are fucking brilliant too. The talking between songs is just completely buzzkill though.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

I liked it much better than I'd expected.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

Classic

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

Very well produced hip hop album with great beats and a star lineup of features. Missy kills it on the delivery.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

That's some guud rhythm and poetry

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

T3B 1. Gossip Folks 2. Work It 3. Bring the Pain What a time for rap, late 90s into early 00s. 02 was a great year. This album is a great example. Amazing productions, awesome features. Solid 4!

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

Missy Elliot rocks - definitely one of the best hip hop artists of the late 90s / early 00s. This album blazes through with gusto, right from the first track until the last - with the masterpiece that is Work It and a series of songs with a bold feminine point of view that is incredibly refreshing and rare across genres. Production is awesome, the guests stellar. A great album that maybe is a tad long, given it’s relentless intensity.

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Fri Sep 04 2020
3

It was a good one for sure, but not what I wanted to hear that day

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Fri Dec 04 2020
3

Both Timbaland and Missy are excellent here, crafting a well-deserved classic. I'm not familiar enough with the history of the scene to pick up what precisely was happening with Aaliyah, but the skits suggest a degree of cohesion.

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Tue Oct 27 2020
3

missy elliott is missy elliot

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

This was okay

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Fri Jun 11 2021
3

A few stand out songs, was pretty good. Don't have much more to say

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Fri Jun 11 2021
3

Enjoyable. Work It is a banger OBVS. Missy Elliot, more like Missy Good Album.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

This album cam out when I was four. So obviously I didn't get to listening to it then. It's good hip hop love the beats.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
3

god. a fucking boss

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Sun Jan 24 2021
3

Not my jam, but I respect it.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
3

This is solid. Made me like Missy Elliott more than before i listened. Interesting extra messages from her, though why is everything an "EXCLUSIVE"? Good energy.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

Not bad, but not my thing.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

Bangers

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

some bangers!

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

3 - Heftiges Brett im Genre

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

It's not my favorite style, but she has some great songs on here!

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Sun Feb 28 2021
3

Not really my thing but I enjoyed it. Great, creative writing and decent beats.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Bumping female hip-hop vocals

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Tue Apr 06 2021
3

Casi tiene 20 años ahora que lo escucho en 2021 y suena como si estuviera grabado hace meses. No soy super amante del rap, pero lo puedo disfrutar en casos concretos y dosis adecuadas. Aquí hay bastantes cosas interesantes: Gossip Folks, Work it o Slide. También es un repaso a las figuras de los 2000 muchas de las cuales siguen ahí: Jay-Z, Beyoncé, 50cent o Ludacris. Bastante mejor de lo que esperaba.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
3

Missy does have a way with the presentation!

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

Hip-hop popero.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
3

liked it more than i thought and knew more of the songs then i thought i did

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Thu Jun 10 2021
3

“Under Construction” by Missy Elliott (2002) With lyrics full of self-contradictory complaints, braggadocio, and slutological/pharmacological initiative, Elliott is the señorita of sass. One wonders what’s going on inside. On the outside, she’s putting on bling and excess pounds. The poetry of her rap, while prodigious, is of low quality, with overly opportunistic rhymes, limited thematic scope, tedious repetition, eighth-grade vocabulary, and stunted vision. One great lyrical disappointment is that she opens the album (“Intro/Go to the Floor”) with a hopeful anticipation of approaching the land of seriousness and then proceeds to wander away into the wilderness of self absorbed carnality and tasteless superfluity. One suspects she’s spent a lot of time there. She does provide a helpful (if unconvincing) apologia (at the end of the slutfest “Pussycat”) explaining her predominant lyrical themes, but what they actually boil down to is: “I’m so stoned, so satisfied, so victorious, so satiated, and so oppressed”. And how many times does she have to introduce herself? BUT her sound is well crafted, with vocal skills that are considerable, if under-utilized. She shows an excellent sense of dynamic range and variety. Backing/accompanying vocals and instrumentals are excellent. Very creative grooves. As pornosonic ear candy goes, this stuff is pretty good. 3/5

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Wed May 12 2021
3

Good beats and production and she's entertaining to listen to. Clever lyrics throughout. Bringing in other rappers and Beyonce was a good idea. I can always listen to "Work It" one more time.

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Sat May 22 2021
3

3.7 - Another hip hop album I wish I'd listened to earlier - Missy's a godmother to so many current rappers. Her monologues interspersed give us a chance to better know her POV and to empathize. Some real bangers on here. Also a couple of duds. Above all, Missy comes off as honest, sometimes brutally so.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
3

Missy has never been my favourite tbh but this album was fine.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

It was ok, not a huge fan of missy elliott

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Jepa meininki, mutta sitten käy puuduttamaaan.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Super solid rap album. Rap is not my thing in many cases but there are a handful of songs on Under Construction that I enjoy for their groovyness and lyrical flow.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Work It is 10/10 I feel like during this era of hip hop albums were inconsistent af but this still has some certified bangers.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Hyvin vähän kuunnellut, mutta tykkäsin kyllä. Kovia nimiä ollut feattaamassa.

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Wed May 12 2021
3

Ahhh world famous slickly produced rap. Rap has come a long way from the pre Rick James days. 

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Kovaa kamaa 3-4 biisiä, muuten aika tuubaa. Kuitenkin noi timantit painaa kolmoseksi!

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Sat Mar 27 2021
3

*This is a Missy Elliott original*

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Mon May 17 2021
3

Cool 2000's vibe hip-hop

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Mon Mar 29 2021
3

Vielleicht werd ich ja doch noch zum Hip-Hop Hörer!?

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Tue Jul 06 2021
3

I was grooving all the way to work with Under Construction playing in my car. It has retro-elements, not just in terms of musical production, but also in terms of it's lyrics. Miss Elliot is very nostalgic here, and the lyrics are fun, poppy, but also light and a little underwhelming. Fav tracks: Bring the Pain, Work It and Back in the Day

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Fri Jun 11 2021
3

I really enjoyed this, I didn't think I would but I thought it was great. There is a part of me that absolutely loves listening to women singing about enjoying sex, dunno why really, it gets me off or it's empowering or something

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Tue Jul 20 2021
3

I've heard her name many times but don't recall having listened to her music, so I had no idea what to expect. I like a lot of the tracks. Really infectious rhythms and love her use of voice. It was only my first listen so I didn't get to into the lyrics, so I'll need to come back for that. Totally enjoyable.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

Decent. Love the sequence.

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Wed May 12 2021
3

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. Not sure I'm a fan of her type of beat, but her energy was good and she seemed passionate.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
3

Work it

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Wed May 19 2021
3

2000 hiphop let's go I am ready Niet iets wat ik dagelijks zou luisteren maar zeker een toffe listening session. De sterke features maken er een vlot album van.

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Wed May 19 2021
3

Jay z thooooo. Leuk album. De knip knoppers hier zullen blij zijn. Ik ga het zeker nog eens beluisteren want I miss elliott

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Wed Jul 21 2021
3

The elephant on trumpet on “Work It” get me every time — though Method Man on “Bring the Pain” is my favorite bit here.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
3

Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gnaht ym tup i

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Tue Jul 20 2021
3

New to me. Not in n but wheelhouse but that doesn't mean it's not great. My favorite song is the one with Jay-Z. Loses a rating for having to introduce each track with "This is a Missy Elliott exclusive". That might come across as charming if the track appears on some upcoming random playlists, so we'll call it a push. Missy knows her hooks. Actual rating is 3.5.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
3

Standard early 2000 rap

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Wed Aug 11 2021
3

Missy Elliott's fourth album & the second one I've listened to - thanks to this site. This hip hop album is a classic from 2002 and it has some memorable beats like the hit song 'Work It'. I enjoyed this blast from the past and many other people must have, because this album is certified double platinum.

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Thu Aug 19 2021
3

Fun and interesting album even though not my normal jam. Nice vocals, good beats. 3.4/5.0

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Sun Aug 29 2021
3

3.5

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Thu Sep 02 2021
3

Meh, it's not bad. Sounds like pretty generic early 2000's hip hop though, and it is a little boring.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
3

Missy has never been my thing… stray’s a little close to pop stuff for me. This is alright though!

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Mon Sep 20 2021
3

Delicious classics

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Tue Sep 21 2021
3

I don't like late 90s to mid 2000s Hip Hop, she goes hard tho

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Wed Sep 22 2021
3

Old school hiphop album, goede flow en wel wat lekkere nummertjes. Maar niet helemaal mijn smaak.

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