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This Is Not a Test is hip-hop superstar Missy Elliott's speedy follow-up to 2002's multi-platinum Under Construction. Elliott's fifth album features the catchy single "Pass That Dutch." Guests include Jay-Z, Monica, and Fabolous, with production by Timbaland.
All Music Guide - John Bush
Listeners shouldn't blame Missy Elliott for slipping into a holding pattern for her fifth album, This Is Not a Test! Early on she arrived at a distinctive sound -- the confident, clubbed-up jam with little melodic power but endless reserves of kinetic energy, courtesy of Timbaland's rubbery productions -- and she refined it well with hits like 2001's "Get Ur Freak ...
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Barnes & Noble
This Is Not a Test is hip-hop superstar Missy Elliott's speedy follow-up to 2002's multi-platinum Under Construction. Elliott's fifth album features the catchy single "Pass That Dutch." Guests include Jay-Z, Monica, and Fabolous, with production by Timbaland.
All Music Guide - John Bush
Listeners shouldn't blame Missy Elliott for slipping into a holding pattern for her fifth album, This Is Not a Test! Early on she arrived at a distinctive sound -- the confident, clubbed-up jam with little melodic power but endless reserves of kinetic energy, courtesy of Timbaland's rubbery productions -- and she refined it well with hits like 2001's "Get Ur Freak On" and the following year's "Work It" and "Gossip Folks." Still, although she remains by far the most interesting figure in hip-hop, This Is Not a Test! has more filler than Elliott's allowed on a record since 1999's Da Real World. Little surprise considering it appeared just over a year after 2002's Under Construction. Granted, listeners and club fans looking for hit material will certainly find plenty on display. While the single "Pass That Dutch" is little more than a warmed-up "Work It" rewrite albeit one studded with auditory change-ups from alarm clocks to car alarms to audience noise to the whinnying of a horse, she compensates nicely with the blazing electro shock of "I'm Really Hot" and the down-and-dirty moaning of her Nelly duet, "Pump It Up." And Timbaland's productions are still above and beyond any others on earth, with a dizzying roster of next-generation beats -- conceived in ring modulators, echo chambers, torpedo tubes, rusty pipes; anywhere except a standard drumkit -- matched to dark, technoid effects capable of raising the eyebrows of even the most experimental laptop programmers. However, most of the guest features fall flat: Fabolous wastes an excellent opportunity to match wits with Missy, giving her the shy-guy routine on "Is This Our Last Time," while Jay-Z is uninvolved on his feature, "Wake Up." Elephant Man's bounce track, "Keep It Movin," works well, but the R. Kelly duet, "Dats What I'm Talkin About," has Elliott playing -- perhaps too agreeably -- the inexperienced young girl to Kelly's mature lover. There's no need to blame Missy for not making a record that's tight all the way through, especially since few artists in the R&B world are held to such scrutiny. Still, an album like This Is Not a Test! is an effective argument for song-by-song downloads.
Rolling Stone - Rob Sheffield
Her fifth album, This Is Not a Test!, hits new levels of bananas-osity. She jumps so far off the heezy, she lands right on another heezy.
Blender - Nick Catucci
There are beats here that could knock the wind out of you.

Her fifth album, This Is Not a Test!, hits new levels of bananas-osity. She jumps so far off the heezy, she lands right on another heezy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596290524
  • Catalog Number: 62905

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (2:13)
  2. 2 Pass That Dutch (3:37)
  3. 3 Wake Up (4:06)
  4. 4 Keep It Movin - Elephant Man (3:39)
  5. 5 Is This Our Last Time - Fabolous (5:26)
  6. 6 I'm Really Hot (3:31)
  7. 7 Dats What I'm Talkin About (4:48)
  8. 8 Don't Be Cruel (4:33)
  9. 9 Toyz (2:52)
  10. 10 Let It Bump (2:50)
  11. 11 Pump It Up - Nelly (3:05)
  12. 12 It's Real (2:52)
  13. 13 Let Me Fix My Weave (3:59)
  14. 14 Spelling Bee (3:34)
  15. 15 I'm Not Perfect (3:49)
  16. 16 Outro (1:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Missy Elliott Primary Artist, Vocals
The Clark Sisters Vocals, Guest Appearance
Bless scratching, Group Member
Beenie Man Vocals, Guest Appearance
R. Kelly Vocals, Guest Appearance
Mary J. Blige Vocals, Guest Appearance
Linda Fields Background Vocals
Elephant Man Vocals, Guest Appearance
Nelly Vocals, Guest Appearance
Fabolous Vocals, Guest Appearance
Craig "Boogie" Brockman Keyboards
Technical Credits
J.J. Jackson Composer
R. Kelly Composer
Jimmy Douglass Engineer
Michael Kennedy Prop Design
Herb Powers Mastering
Craig Brockman Composer
Chris Puram Engineer
Missy Elliott Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Timbaland Producer, Executive Producer
Shawn Carter Composer
Tim Mosley Composer
Ian Blanch Engineer
Nisan Stewart Producer
M. Davis Composer
Nelly Composer
Anita Marisa Boriboon Art Direction
Craig "Boogie" Brockman Producer
Roberto Fantauzzi Photo Production
Stacy Boge Photo Production
Carlos "El Loco" Bedoya Engineer
Jay Brown Executive Producer
Marcella Araica Assistant Tracking Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HYPNOTIC!

    The tracks on this CD are infectious. I've had it for almost two years now and I still pop it in every once in a while and just 'let it bump'! Some of the beats are so body thumping! it just makes you wish you were black so you could dance! I can't choose a favorite, but the best four have to be 'Pass That Dutch', 'I'm Really Hot', 'Don't Be Cruel', and 'Let It Bump'. If I had to pick a favorite, which I hate to do, it would have to be 'Don't Be Cruel'. That song gets me and everyone in my car alive! The only word I know to use for this CD is hypnotic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    mISSY'S ELLIOTT

    WITH THIS CD,MISSY REACH HER GREAT POTENTIAL OF BEING A SINGER AND RAPPER. THIS CD IS OFF THA HOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Missy Does It Again With No Test Necessary

    Well there she goes again, Missy with her fifth album ready for street launch and of course the 'hood can't wait - I know because I can't. As both a collector and for the past 24 years a listener of Rap& Hip-hop, Missy will once again set the rap curve a new high with her bangin' beats and unique rap style.As she instructs her minions to party and dance, Missy elevates herself higher up the rap totem pole leaving all that look upon it to realize that THE rap mistress is back and as any Missy Elliot minion knows she needs no listen for this non-test.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tha best eva hit stores

    That thing waz off da hook. I want that cd soooooooooooo badly. I got a gift card to get it but i hope its not sold out by tha tyme i get ther. I want to buy it for myself for christmas.

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