Miss E... So Addictive - Missy Elliott
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  • Summary: This is the third album for Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and it again features the acclaimed production work of Timbaland. Guests include Busta Rhymes, Redman, Method Man, Ludacris, Eve, Jay-Z, and Ginuwine.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. She has conjured the dirty rawness of funk and the smooth, hyper-articulation and commanding, ass-shakin' beats of hip hop and coated them with her own strange, space-age gloss. It is brilliant.
  2. What's most exciting about Miss E is its sense of playfulness: It's the rare hip-hop album in which unabashed joy -- rather than acquisitiveness or grimacing gangsterism -- is the main ingredient.
  3. Miss E... So Addictive shows another side of Missy Elliott, yet unlike the calculations of other artists who morph themselves mainly as a marketing scheme, her dancing-sex-queen moves come through more like revelation than reinvention.
  4. Opens with a six-track attack that's rare for any genre, especially contemporary R&B.
  5. Like its predecessors, the disc drags in spots but generally delivers, proving that emotionally and artistically, contentment suits Elliott just fine.
  6. Miss E is a mess, of course, and not all the experiments work as brilliantly as the single. But if you prefer risky messes to tidy formula, tracks like "Scream a.k.a. Itchin' " and "Step Off" will freak you up something fierce.
  7. It's not so much her actual rapping skills but her keen ear for a devastatingly simple track structure that makes her stuff so satisfying.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 39
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 39
  3. Negative: 6 out of 39
  1. AndreaG.
    Jul 8, 2001
    I love so addictive I like anything by missy I like the way she keeps everyone wanting more of her music from the vidoes on her soundtrack so addictive Expand
  2. Danilio
    Jul 17, 2006
    I refuse to let anyone say rock is better than hip hop, i don't care how many (Anonymous') and mikika PJs there are.
  3. FranR.
    Sep 27, 2001
    i have all of missy's albums and i have to say that it is HEAVY!! she has matured as a performer and you hear it through her music. MISSY KEEP REPRESENTING RUDE GUAL!! 1 Expand
  4. GinaR.
    Dec 5, 2001
    it was tighgtttttttt!!!!!!!!
  5. sadied
    May 25, 2003
    ooo i loved the beats it made me wanna get up and Break it down lol. good job misse E your the best ,i hope you read this !
  6. Jarrod
    Apr 21, 2005
    Coming from a guy who rarely listens to hip hop... This album kicks ass! :)
  7. JennaS.
    Sep 14, 2001
    Hip-Hop has lost its damn mind. Thank God for Blackalicious.

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