Missy Elliott

This is Not a Test!

Published December 11, 2003.Missy ElliottThis is Not a Test! (Elektra)With one shell-toed Adidas in the old school and other kicking contemporary hip-hop’s ass, Missy Elliott continues to astound for the third time in as many tries. “Like a brick wall I’m too hard to break,” she shrugs in the intro, and it’s a hip-hop boast you can believe. Timbaland’s beats are as deep and groovy as ever, but don’t grate the way the omnipresent tinny clang of the Neptunes does. Elliott’s worth as an artist, innovator and pop culture icon is unparalleled by anyone in hip-hop today. —Tara Thorne

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