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Encyclopedia > This Is Not A Test!
This Is Not A Test!
This Is Not A Test! cover
Studio album by Missy Elliott
Released November 25, 2003 (US)
Recorded 2003
Genre Hip hop/R&B
Length 56:05
Label Goldmind/Elektra
Producer(s) Missy Elliott
Timbaland
Craig Brockman
Nisan Stewart
Professional reviews
Missy Elliott chronology
Under Construction
(2002)
This Is Not A Test!
(2003)
The Cookbook
(2005)

This Is Not A Test! is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Missy Elliott, released on November 25, 2003 via Goldmind and Electra Records. The album was primarily produced by Timbaland, with additional production from Craig Brockman, Nisan Stewart and Elliott herself. The album debuted and peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and spawned two singles: "Pass That Dutch" and "I'm Really Hot". The album is Missy Elliott's worst selling album, but has sold over 1,000,000 albums in the US. She has also sold over 2,000,000 copies worldwide giving her platinum status. The album also received more mixed reactions than Elliott's previous work, which had generally garnered positive reviews. Image File history File links Description: The music album cover for This Is Not A Test! by hip hop music artist, Missy Elliott. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... 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Track listing

# Title
1. "Baby Girl Interlude / Intro" (featuring Mary J. Blige) 2:13
2. "Bomb Intro / Pass That Dutch" 3:37
3. "Wake Up" (featuring Jay-Z) 4:06
4. "Keep It Movin" (featuring Elephant Man) 3:39
5. "Is This Our Last Time" (featuring Fabolous) 5:26
6. "Ragtime Interlude / I'm Really Hot" 3:31
7. "Dats What I'm Talkin About" (featuring R. Kelly) 4:48
8. "Don't Be Cruel" (featuring Monica & Beenie Man) 4:33
9. "Toyz Interlude / Toyz" 2:54
10. "Let It Bump" 2:50
11. "Pump It Up" (featuring Nelly) 3:05
12. "It's Real" 2:52
13. "Let Me Fix My Weave" 3:59
14. "Spelling Bee Interlude / Spelling Bee" 3:34
15. "I'm Not Perfect" (featuring The Clark Sisters) 1:21
16. "Outro" (featuring Mary J. Blige) 1:21

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Production

  • Executive producers: Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Jay Brown
  • Producer: Timbaland, Craig Brockman, Nisan Stewart, Missy Elliott
  • Vocal assistance: Tweet, Timbaland
  • Engineers: Carlos "El Loco" Bedoya, Ian Blanch, Jimmy Douglass, Chris Puram
  • Coordination: Safiya Lewis, Andre Johnson
  • Mixing: Scott Kieklak, Jimmy Duglass
  • Mixing assistant: Demacio Castellon, Vadim Chislov
  • Mastering: Herb Powers
  • A&R: Yaneley Arty, Merlin Bobb, Patricia Elliott
  • Design: Michael Kennedy, Lili Picou
  • Art Direction: Anita Marisa Boriboon, Jay Brown
  • Product manager: Suzanne Burge, Claudine Joseph
  • Photography: Stacy Boge, Roberto Fantauzzi

Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known as Timbaland, is an American musical composer and R&B record producer and rapper whose style influenced both genres even helping to blur the distinction between the two, as well as Pop and Dance music. ... Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known as Timbaland, is an American musical composer and R&B record producer and rapper whose style influenced both genres even helping to blur the distinction between the two, as well as Pop and Dance music. ... Tweet can mean: A phonetic rendering of a small birds call. ... Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known as Timbaland, is an American musical composer and R&B record producer and rapper whose style influenced both genres even helping to blur the distinction between the two, as well as Pop and Dance music. ...

Charts

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 13
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3

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