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Under Construction
Under Construction cover
Studio album by Missy Elliott
Released November 12, 2002 (U.S.)
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip-Hop/R&B
Length 56:41
Label Goldmind/Elektra
Producer(s) Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott (exec.)
Timbaland (exec.)
Craig Brockman
Nisan
Erroll "Poppi" McCalla, Jr.
Professional reviews
Missy Elliott chronology
Miss E... So Addictive
(2001)
Under Construction
(2002)
This Is Not A Test!
(2003)

Under Construction is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Missy Elliott, released in the United States on November 12, 2002 via Goldmind Inc. and Elektra Records. The album was primarily produced by Timbaland, with additional production from Craig Brockman, Nisan Stewart and Errol "Poppi" McCalla. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and sold over 2.4 million copies, becoming Elliott's highest selling album to date and it is also the best selling female rap album ever. Image File history File links Description: The music album cover for Under Construction by hip hop music artist, Missy Elliott. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, MC, songwriter, and record producer born in Portsmouth, Virginia. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... 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. ... Craig Brockman is a hip hop and R&B record producer, arranger, keyboardist, and instrumentalist. ... Nisan Stewart is a record producer and songwriter. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... A typical example of Pitchforks main page, as of 12-12-06 Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork and occasionally shortened to P4K or pfork,[1] is a United States-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ... Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and rock critic. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, MC, songwriter, and record producer born in Portsmouth, Virginia. ... Miss E... So Addictive is a 2001 Hip hop/R&B album by Missy Misdemeanor Elliott. ... 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. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, MC, songwriter, and record producer born in Portsmouth, Virginia. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... 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. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


In 2003 Under Construction received Grammy nominations for "Best Rap Album" and "Album of the Year". Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


The "sequel" album, Under Contruction, Part II, was released in 2003 by Missy's close friends and Superfriends Clique-mates Timbaland and Magoo. Under Construction, Part II is the 4th album released by Timbaland & Magoo (3rd with Magoo). ... The Superfriends Clique (also known as the Supafriends and Super Friends) is a collective of Virginia-based rappers and R&B singers all closely associated with each other through shared history. ... Melvin Barcliff (born July 12, 1973 in Norfolk, Virginia) best known as Magoo is an African-American rapper. ...

Contents

Track listing

All tracks produced by Timbaland and co-produced by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, except for "Pussycat" (produced by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Erroll "Poppi" McCalla, Jr.) and "Nothing Out There for Me" and "Can You Hear Me" (produced by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Craig Brockman and Nisan.)

# Title
1. "Intro/Go to the Floor" 5:06
2. "Bring The Pain" (featuring Method Man) 2:59
3. "Gossip Folks" (featuring Ludacris) 3:54
4. "Work It" 4:58
5. "Back In The Day" (featuring Jay-Z) 4:55
6. "Funky Fresh Dressed" (featuring Ms. Jade) 3:56
7. "Pussycat" 4:32
8. "Nothing Out There for Me" (featuring Beyoncé Knowles) 3:05
9. "Slide" 3:43
10. "Play That Beat" 3:02
11. "Ain't That Funny" 2:48
12. "Hot" 4:09
13. "Can You Hear Me" (featuring TLC) 4:29
14. "Work It (Remix)" (featuring 50 Cent) [Hidden Track] 5:04
15. "Drop Tha Bomb" (Japan Bonus Track) 3:32

Method Man (born Clifford Smith, April 1, 1971 in New Jersey. ... Gossip Folks is a 2003 hip hop/R&B song by Missy Elliott, featuring Ludacris. ... Luda redirects here. ... Work It is a hip hop song written by American rapper/singer Missy Elliott and her producer Tim Timbaland Mosley for Elliotts critically acclaimed fourth studio album Under Construction (2002). ... Back in the Day is a 2002 hip hop/R&B song by Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, featuring guest vocals from Jay-Z and Elliott protégé Tweet. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Ms. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, Golden Globe Award-nominated actress, dancer, and fashion designer and model for House of Deréon. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ...

Production

  • Executive producers: Missy Elliott, Timbaland
  • Producer: Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Craig Brockman, Errol "Poppi" McCalla
  • Vocal assistance: Tweet, Lisa Crawford
  • Engineers: Jeff Allen, Carlos "El Loco" Bedoya, Josh Butler, Jimmy Douglass, Guru, Mike "Hitman" Wilson
  • Assistant engineers: Marc Stephen Lee, Steve Penny, David Snyder, Cory Williams
  • Mixing: Jimmy Douglass, Timbaland
  • Mixing assistance: Steamy
  • Mastering: Herb Powers
  • A&R: Yaneley Arty, Merlin Bobb, Jay Brown, Patricia Elliott, Gail Hansen, Andre Johnson, Celeste Moses
  • Design & Art Direction: Anita Marisa Boriboon, Lili Picou
  • Photography: Roberto Fantauzzi

Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, MC, songwriter, and record producer born in Portsmouth, Virginia. ... 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. ...

Charts

Worldwide
Chart (2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 3
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2
Germany 19
UK 23
Australia 26

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