Miss E... So Addictive

Miss E... So Addictive

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by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
     
 

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Continuing the beat odyssey she and her Dirty South partner Timbaland started with '97's groundbreaking Supa Dupa Fly, the multitalented Missy Misdemeanor Elliott is back with her third disc Miss E...So Addictive -- and addictive is exactly what the record is. Stylistically, Missy stretches into some new areas, but she

Overview

Continuing the beat odyssey she and her Dirty South partner Timbaland started with '97's groundbreaking Supa Dupa Fly, the multitalented Missy Misdemeanor Elliott is back with her third disc Miss E...So Addictive -- and addictive is exactly what the record is. Stylistically, Missy stretches into some new areas, but she sets an unrelenting tone with the first single, "Get Ur Freak On," with its frenetic, Middle Eastern-inspired, percussive beat. She keeps the party rollin' with the roller-rink vibe of "Old School Joint," the pulsating house music tribute "My People" (featuring a spicy guest shot by Eve), and the stuttered-beat remix of "One Minute Man" featuring Jay-Z (the blazin' original version with Ludacris also appears on the disc). But she and Timbaland also prove to biters of their style that like Ike and Tina, Missy and Tim know how to switch gears from rough and rugged to nice and easy. The seductive "X-tasy" finds Missy dropping vocal come-ons; "Take Away" is a sensual ballad featuring Ginuwine; and "Higher Ground" is a gospel-fest featuring Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, and Kim Burrell. From start to finish, Miss E...So Addictive keeps listeners fiendin' for another fix of unpredictable, fun-filled hip-hop.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Sounding more assured of her various strengths than at any time since her startling debut, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott broke in several directions for 2001's Miss E...So Addictive. At the same time, she's a sexed-up rapper demanding respect from men, a loved-up club diva leading the charge of rappers into the brave new world of dance culture, and a sensitive female spreading syrup over a few great ballads. It's a tribute to her incredible songwriting skills and Timbaland's continuing production excellence that she can have it any way she wants it and still come away with a full-length that hangs together brilliantly. She definitely starts out hardcore, with a pair of self-explanatory titles ("Dog in Heat," "One Minute Man") featuring Elliott cooling down on a trio of rappers (Redman, Method Man, Ludacris) and definitely getting the best of them. By "Get Ur Freak On," the lead single, she's changed angles and become a new-millennium diva straddling the worlds of hip-hop and commercial dance with bumping club tracks like "Scream a.k.a. Itch" and "4 My People." But before listeners can reconcile Elliott the club kid, special guest Ginuwine takes the album into love-ballad territory with "Take Away," a half-step ballad with an irresistible plucked-string production from Timbaland. Though Miss E...So Addictive is undeniably Elliott's affair, Timbaland's production really stretches out and pulls the album together. He's less reliant on his oft-copied trademarks, and more willing to experiment with left-field samples and seemingly odd bridges that always work despite the audio high-wire act. Though it fails to come up with anything to top her big singles hit, "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," Miss E...So Addictive is her best album so far.
Rolling Stone - Rob Sheffield
[four stars] Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On" is the weirdest, loudest, funkiest and just plain best single of the summer so far, a sonic orgasmatron of Indian tables and Dirty South future-shock funk…. And Miss E proclaims unto all the world that Missy (the singer-rapper-songwriter), along with Tim (the producer), is back on top, making the most sonically inventive, rhythmically explosive pop music around. La freak, c'est chic.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2001
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596263924
catalogNumber:
62639

Tracks

  1. ...So Addictive (Intro) - Featuring Charlene "Tweet" Keys
  2. Dog In Heat - Featuring Redman & Method Man
  3. One Minute Man - Featuring Ludacris
  4. Lick Shots
  5. Get Ur Freak On
  6. Scream a.k.a. Itchin'
  7. Old School Joint
  8. Take Away - Featuring Ginuwine
  9. 4 My People - Featuring Eve
  10. Bus-a-bus Interlude - Featuring Busta Rhymes
  11. Whatcha Gon' Do - Featuring Timbaland
  12. Step Off
  13. X-Tasy
  14. Slap! Slap! Slap! - Featuring Da Brat & Jade
  15. I've Changed-Interlude - Featuring Lil' Mo
  16. One Minute Man - Featuring Jay-Z (Remix) (Bonus Track)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott   Primary Artist
Redman   Vocals
Da Brat   Track Performer
Busta Rhymes   Track Performer
Method Man   Vocals
Craig Brockman   Keyboards
Ginuwine   Vocals
Missy Elliott   Vocals
Ludacris   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Craig Brockman   Producer
Missy Elliott   Composer,Producer
Timbaland   Producer
Arnold Turner   Cover Photo
Lili Picou   Art Direction
Tim Mosley   Composer
Senator Jimmy D   Engineer
Kevin Guarnieri   Engineer
D-Man   Producer

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Miss E... So Addictive 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Missy is back.Her new cd is fresh!My favorite songs are Get ur freak on and one minute man
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've picked up the SO ADDICTIVE album & can't turn it off! The new tracks are hot & Missy is definitely turning heads & catching new fans this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This New Cd from Missy Elliot Is Amazing!! I Like the tyte beats and her great new style!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up Missy E......So Addictive and it is the best ever. All of my friends have it playing constantly and i cant put it down. she is back like never before!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is sooooooooo..... ADDICTIVE, wit her unique style, she definitely haz done it again!!!! miss e 4 life!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like this CD. It is off the chain. MIssy has really out done herself this time.With the melodies just right,I know this is her bestseller...for now. Knowing Missy she will bring another CD that might be twice as nice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Missy you have came a long way and I feel you should know so I'm here to tell you keep up the good work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is terrific and her music sounds alluring and her beats sounds crunk and it is one fine CD of 2001. Missy is already a superstar so she should keep up the great work!!!!