Released: 24th November 2003.
The question on everyone's lips is "can Missy Elliott do it again?" The ecstasy-driven thrills of "Miss E...So Addictive" and the funked-up retro styles of "Under Construction" have already proven to be two different, winning formulas.
Instead of going for the pristine production effort, Elliott and partner in crime Timbaland continue their use of unconventional beats and rhyming schemes, as well as much grimier and dirtier vibes. "Keep It Movin'" is a fine example of this, reminiscent of a hot and sweaty urban club.
"Pass That Dutch" is the instant calling for many musical demograpics to hear its heavy and resonating bass line, while clapping in unison to it. This gritty sense of style can be heard on tracks, such as "Let Me Fix My Weave", "I'm Really Hot" and "Pump It Up".
There is still enough breathing space for a bit of conscious thought too. "Wake Up" marks another duet with Jay Z, where Missy assertively addresses her people, whilst a Neptunes-style beat hammers back and forth.
Once more Missy succeeds in the creative battle and is yet again reshaping the commercial hip-hop map.
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