Friday, March 14, 2008

Missy Elliott gets an 8 track breakdown

We talked about the 8 track preview Missy gave different media outlets and here is Check out the new tracks on Rap Up's break down of each of the 8 tracks:

1. “Act a Fool”
Produced by Souldiggaz
Bringing back producers who dabbled on her last album, Missy dived right into her distinct dance floor beats. On the expected feel-good anthem, she urges the ladies, “Hands up if you’re looking for a baller.”

2. “Best, Best”
Produced by Danjahandz
Though he turned out Britney’s album, Danja didn’t do much for this track, although Missy herself claims that it’s “what ‘Irreplaceable’ did for Beyoncé’s album” and plans to release it as her first single. Mid-tempo with a lyrical ode to her man. Missy repeats the last word of every line (”We fuss fuss / we fight fight / we make up by the end of the night night.”)

3. “Shake Your Pom Pom”
Produced by Timbaland
Introduced from the Step Up 2: The Streets soundtrack, this one opens with a big band jazz vibe, and then continues as an energetic drum-heavy track. Missy does some serious celeb name dropping on this track; in fact, she name checks Beyoncé on a few of these songs.

4. “Like When You Play the Music” featuring Jazmin Sullivan
Produced by Timbaland
Missy calls this one the “summer jam,” as in something easy to ride to with the top down. Very R&B 2.0, this track is one of those hip-hop/electro mixes that takes a while to get used to.

5. “All For You”
Produced by Souldiggaz
On this energetic, club-worthy, and one of the more addictive songs on the album, Missy displays her swagger, claiming, “I could rock sweats and kicks and dudes still be after me.”

6. “Love”
Produced by Timbaland
This one will take you back to Missy’s days with Ginuwine, Aaliyah, and Tweet—classy R&B with a sensual twist, thick with a reverberating mid-tempo beat. Like a lot of current baby-making music, this one’s mainly about the instrumentals rather than the lyrics, as she clearly uses vocal manipulation equipment ala T-Pain.

7. “Please Don’t Go”
Produced by Point Guard
Missy calls this one “Milk & Cookies” since she says it’s like dessert. It’s a clear ‘80s throwback, complete with rave-like beats and sexy vocals. A new producer was a good choice on this one since this vibe is unlike any other track on the album.

8. “Hip-Hop Don’t Die”
Produced by T. Gooch
Missy came correct when it comes to street politics on this one, as she reminds us of where hip-hop’s been and how far it’s come. The most thought-provoking track thus far, the basic, yet catchy beat takes a backseat to her preaching.

Big A on the good find.


  1. I'm tired of 80's throwback!
    i hate 80's vibe!!!

    I'm disappointed with Missy!



  2. yea and from the sounds of things, timbaland nor danja brought the heat.......... sigh. i hope this reviewer was being harsh.

  3. well missy does it again...still stuck on old school songs...and they still dont work...retire missy...when will artists figure it out...when you stop working with tim your career is over just ask,ginuwine,blue eyes,jade

  4. lmfao @ th last poster. Missy thinks tht the 80's thing represent her the most so i guess thts y she likes it. As for Tim, hes been fukkin up 4 a while now. Hes 2 into this pop thing which i think has fukked up his ears for coming up w/ his classic erie beats.

    BoTH OF THEM NEED 2 LOOK BACK 2 97 & 98.

  5. I'm tired of 80's and Missy with the old school these to came up with some of the most futuristic music and now going further back from that.

  6. According to article on Billboard, her new album suppose to be like "So Addictive". You guys probably forgot about that album. That's when her and Tim really started dabbling in the 80s just not heavily. Check out Take Away, Dog In Heat, and Old School Joint. I've listened to Supa Dupa Fly, even her R&B tracks like Best Friends sound 80ish. You guys act like her doing throwback joints was 5 years ago. Retro sound was always in Missy's music just masked by the futuristic beats.

  7. Why in the heck would she use that fool danjafool to produce her music when she has the best producer by her side Timbaland maybe she should think about her last ablum was garbage. The only bangers were the 2 Tim did. Missy learn from Ginuwine when you leave Timabaland people forget about you. I hope it is the old Missy & Timbo.

  8. So Addictive had a few old school joints but not the whole thing what were you talking about.

  9. I'm the same poster from March 14. Damn my thoughts were a mess. What I was trying to say is that no matter what album Missy comes out with she's always going to include old school like she did on her early stuff. That's just her. The article keeps mentioning rave beats which make me think its going to be like So Addictive. I just think she's keeping it to a minimum this time around. At least she's being different from artists nowadays.


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