Saturday, March 25, 2006

Underrated Projects # 2

Missy Elliott - This is not a test! (2003 album)

One year after her most successful album to date (Under Construction), Missy returned and the reactions were mixed. Some loved its radical experiments, others were disappointed, as it had less pop appeal, and the sales numbers were quite low for Missy's standards. Timbaland touch is everywhere with his geometrical production in an album that includes genius lyrics and some of the most original beats we will probably ever hear (horse riding anyone?). With guest-appearances by Jay-Z, Mary J Blige or Nelly, this is the synthesis album for the early 2000's hip-hop movement.

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