Da Real World

Da Real World

by Missy ElliottMissy Elliott


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Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is a bitch, and you don't have to believe me -- she says it early and often on DA REAL WORLD. Elliott isn't angry or churlish, rather she's asserting her hard-won power and seeking to destigmatize one of the longer standing epithets toward powerful women. Elliott spent years behind the scenes -- with the R&B group Sista, writing and producing for SWV, Aaliyah, and Total, and doing cameos (most notably with Gina Thompson) -- before her debut, SUPA DUPA FLY established her and musical partner Timabaland as two of the most important hip-hop artists of the '90s. Her followup DA REAL WORLD is your classic hip-hop block party with a star-studded guest list (Outkast's Big Boi, Lil' Kim, Eminem, Lady Saw, Redman, Lil' Mo), but the recording is distinctively Missy's. There are no immediate "what was that" knockouts like "The Rain," but the gritty, elegant harmonies of "Crazy Feelings" and the driving uptempo beats of "She's a Bitch" stand out. Throughout the album, Timbaland's rhythmic patterns keep changing while always retaining their charm and distinction, as on the straightforward hip-hop of "Dangerous Mouths," the R&B-rap hybrid of "Stickin' Chickens," featuring Aaliyah and Da Brat, and the classic R&B ballad "Crazy Feelings," with Beyonce from Destiny's Child. On her first recording, Elliott entered the mainstream on her own terms; on the followup, she's getting comfortable with her range.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1999
Label: East/West Records
UPC: 0075596223225
catalogNumber: 62232
Rank: 29663

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Missy Elliott   Primary Artist,Vocals
Redman   Track Performer
Da Brat   Track Performer
Juvenile   Track Performer
Darryl Pearson   Guitar
Craig Brockman   Strings
Gina Thompson   Background Vocals
Lil' Kim   Track Performer
Lady Saw   Track Performer
B.G.   Track Performer
Timbaland   Background Vocals
Eminem   Vocals,Track Performer
Bill Pettaway   Guitar
Big Boi   Vocals,Track Performer
Nicole Wray   Background Vocals
Dante Nolen   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Timbaland   Producer
Gregory Burke   Art Direction
Antwan Patton   Composer
Dave "DasKyz" Hummel   Engineer
Senator Jimmy D   Engineer
Jimmy D   Engineer

Customer Reviews

Da Real World 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good cd, io really like up in my grill. when i bought this i didnt know there would be so much swearing in it. i wish i had bought the clean version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
missy has been the best since she 1st hit and ain't no other female artist hot as her they just all hatin cause she did what they did at least 5 years ago her and timbaland and she just keep takin it to a higher level than ever she's all that and more
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD and it sounds alluring and the best of 1999!!!!! it sounds fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
She had established herself as on of the hip-hop prima donnas with her debut release, and now she is coming back for more with DA REAL WORLD, marking her territory and showing that she is among the best in the business. An unbeatable combination of vocal talent, rap prowice, and lyrical expertise give this lady an advantage over the competition. However, less emphasis could have been placed upon the usage of profanity. Thank God there is a clean version to the album.