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5 people found this helpful
on 2 March 2002
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.