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5.0 out of 5 stars The Originators, 2 Mar 2002
This review is from: Missy Elliott: Da Real World (Audio CD)
Overall this is a solid album, although there are a few weak songs towards the end. It is definitely an album to play whenever you want some heavy rhythms and fantastic rapping. Missy Elliot and Timbaland make an unbeatable team, and this album is a great mixture of manic up tempo trippy beats and ballads with a twist of futuristic sounds and drums.
Many other artists and producers have tried to immitate this Missy and Timba's sound, but nothing compares to the original and best.
The wonderful thing that separates Missy from other rappers is that she is not taking herself too seriously. Her lyrics are always comical and not obsessed with sex and violence. She does not sell records by being aggressive or by causing controversy (unlike certain other platinum blonde rappers...).
This is an album about women being strong, powerful creatures who can overcome anything that life throws at them. If someone calls Missy a bi*ch then she'll reply by saying 'thankyou for the compliment'.
There are many different 'guest' appearances made on this album, which gives each song a different feel. From Eminem and Missey's bickering on 'busa rhyme' to Byonce Knowles sultry vocals on 'Crazy Feelings'. All the guests are superb artists in their own right, and each add to the depth of the album as a whole.
A brilliant taste of modern music and I'm sure Missy and Timbaland will be around making music for many years to come. Many immitate, but these are the originators.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Missy Does It Again!!, 20 April 2001
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In my opinion she is the best female in modern hiphop. Accompanyied by a class A producer, Timbaland, Missy blasts out an excellent tune, pumping beats and always manages to wipe out some lyrics to match!! The complete recipe!! The opening track "Beat Bitters" sets off the mood for the album perfectly, it starts off good and finishes even better! Missy teams up wiv Silm Shady in Busa Rhyme, the bad thing I found that maybe it was a bit too long?..? But still a wicked tune!! Then All 'n' My Grill comes on, and all the ladies should clap in homage, the girl tells it how it is!! One of my favorites, however, is when Missy slows it down with Beyoce from Destiny's Child.
It's an all round excellent album, there isn't those one or two songs that you always skip over. Five stars is being modest!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars all in her grill, 22 Jan 2000
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wow! i defiently like this album. as she says a bitch is a strong invidualistic women, so missy u win that title! true this album may have many expletives in it but this just adds to the humour of the album. 'toungue in cheek' that is how i would describe her music. with her empathsis on money, fast cars and of course those hot boyz, it just reflects her enviroment she lives in yet with an ironic twist. i especially enjoyed "Dangerous Mouths" which shows that you gotta respect, or else! the addition of eminem i particularly enjoyed (i am a big fan of his!) and added humour. to anyone listening to this album i say you defiently have to listen to the lyrics because some of the lines are just class!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 7 Mar 2013
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Missy Elliott in yet another classic album. I love her voice, her lyrics and how empowered she is by being a female in a rap world.

Missy shows them how it is done.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Missy and Timbaland give the world a wake up call, 23 Nov 1999
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Often immitated but never equalled, timbaland reinvented the sugary sweet cheese fest that was 1990s rnb. With her previous album Missy shattered the stereotypical world of the diva. She is bad and she's back and she's certainly a b****! With enough attitude to blow her competitors out of the rnb arena she takes on "da real world". Guest appearances from white trash rapper eminem add humour and energy while an appearance from numorous other divas such as debonce from destiny's child add sex appeal and soul. While "Da Real World" may not be as innovative as her previous album it certainly packs a punch. The fact that it is loaded with expletives may not appeal to all but it would be hard to deny it's energy and darkness. with timbalands trademark breakbeats influencing everyone from Whitney Houston to TLC to Jordan Knight and Blackstreet he has to be regarded as one of the most influential RnB artists of the late 1990s. My only criticism is the lack of lyrical content, in an attempt to provide a hard edge she often abandons an real issues. But this album is all about attitude which it certainly delivers in spades. Highly Recommended.
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