The Cookbook

The Cookbook

by Missy Elliott


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Missy Elliott has always been keen on experimentation, crafting genre-bending music as effortlessly as Allen Iverson sinks free throws. And on her sixth album, the expectedly eclectic The Cookbook, Missy keeps us guessing once again, relegating longtime production ace Timbaland to only two tracks and recruiting an array of top trackmasters for added sonic assistance. The Neptunes supply her with avant-garde, robotic sound effects for the off-kilter "On & On," while hit-maker extraordinaire Rich Harrison (Beyoncé, Amerie) orchestrates a signature big-band backdrop for the raucous "Can't Stop." Elliott's passion for the old school spawns a pair of gems: the Slick Rick–assisted "Irresistible Delicious" and "My Struggles," featuring Brand Nubian's Grand Puba and Mary J. Blige. Elsewhere, Missy caters to party fiends ("Lose Control," featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop) and freak-flag wavers ("Meltdown") as convincingly as on any of her past hits. Although it's not her most fulfilling offering, Missy's Cookbook has enough choice selections to satisfy her listeners' creative appetite.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/05/2005
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678378027
catalogNumber: 83780

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Missy Elliott   Primary Artist
Southwest DeKalb   Drums
Charlene Keys   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

William Jeffrey   Composer
Keith Lewis   Producer
Eric Sadler   Composer
Missy Elliott   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Timbaland   Producer
Paul J. Falcone   Engineer
Iz   Instrumentation
Tim Mosley   Composer
Neptunes   Producer
Warryn Campbell   Producer
C. Harris   Composer
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Rich Harrison   Producer
Rhemario Webber   Producer
Mike Jones   Composer
Greg Gigendad Burke   Art Direction
C. Hudson   Composer
Michael Eleopoulos   Engineer
Saint Nick   Producer
Wyatt Coleman   Engineer
Maya Arulpragasam   Composer
Shondrae "Mr. Bangladesh" Crawford   Producer
Scott Storch   Producer

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