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  • Summary: Missy Elliott reunites once again with super-producer Timbaland on this, her fourth studio album. The lead single is "Work It," a huge success even before the album's release. Guests on the disc include Jay-Z, Ludacris, Beyonce Knowles, TLC and Method Man.

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Work It
DJ please, pick up your phone I'm on the request line This is a Missy Elliott one time exclusive C'mon, c'mon Is it worth it, let me work it I put... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    Even with all the drama, Construction is Elliott's sturdiest creation yet.
  2. Missy scores the highest marks in the qualities shared by all gifted rappers: rhymes, flow, cleverness and style.
  3. With each album, Elliott has grown more confident and individualistic, not to mention more bizarre.
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    Fortunately, Elliott and Timbaland's idea of old school is rather unorthodox. [Jan 2003, p.121]
  5. Under Construction, uninhibited and unpredictable, is her best yet.
  6. Mixer
    80
    Clever and catchy at every turn. [Jan 2003, p.74]
  7. Unfortunately, a talented producer doesn't a great album make, as is the case with the shabby Under Construction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. JoshuaK
    Feb 28, 2003
    10
    This CD is not only hott, but sends a good message! Missy has a great heart and spreads her love as much as possible!
  2. MjA
    Dec 19, 2002
    10
    i think it's good and i also think "christian s" needs a slap in his/her head
  3. WowLikeWhoa
    Dec 23, 2002
    10
    Amazing, Simply Amazing,
  4. RickR
    Nov 23, 2002
    9
    Damn....this album is fat, and when i say fat, I say it with a capital F. Girl I think you need to go under construction, so we could lipo Damn....this album is fat, and when i say fat, I say it with a capital F. Girl I think you need to go under construction, so we could lipo some of yo fat raps out of yo ass. Word!!! Expand
  5. JaneS
    Jan 9, 2003
    9
    This album is so good. If I could I would buy 10 more of them. Missy you did it again!
  6. MoustafaA
    Dec 24, 2002
    9
    Crazy Cd for many reasons: creative, sick sick beats, awesome guests as always with Luda, Jay Z, Method Man, TLC...all around hype-ness.
  7. Aug 9, 2013
    5
    Everybody loves Missy, but this is her worst work. "Work It" is the summer anthem of the album, and that's the high point. But Missy is very talented.

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