RELEASE
June 22, 1999
LABEL
Goldmind
GENRES
Rap, Urban, Alternative Rap

Album Review

It's really not that difficult to hurdle the sophomore blues provided you're an excellent songwriter and performer, that you have the same, equally excellent producer behind the scenes who contributed to the first album, and most importantly, that you haven't tampered with the hit-making formula from the first. Thankfully, Da Real World is clearly a Missy Elliott album in most respects, with Timbaland's previously trademarked, futuristic-breakbeat production smarts laced throughout. The churchgoing Elliott has often remarked that she wishes she didn't need profanity to get attention, and the album accordingly includes satirical nods to other clich├ęd notions of hip-hop -- the single "She's a Bitch" is the best example, wherein Elliott reappropriates the insult to refer to strong females. She also takes on the cartoonish Eminem for "Bus a Rhyme," a track that turns out to be one of the best on the album. Da Brat and Aaliyah make repeat appearances, and Redman and OutKast's Big Boi also contribute to this excellent follow-up.
Keith Farley, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Mysterious (Intro)http://itunes.apple.com/album/da-real-world/id303049710?uo=5
  2. Beat Bitershttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049720&id=303049710
  3. Busa Rhymehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049727&id=303049710
  4. All N My Grillhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049729&id=303049710
  5. Dangerous Mouthshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049732&id=303049710
  6. Hot Boyzhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049736&id=303049710
  7. You Don't Knowhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049820&id=303049710
  8. Mr. D.J.http://itunes.apple.com/album/da-real-world/id303049710?uo=5
  9. Checkin' for You (Interlude)http://itunes.apple.com/album/da-real-world/id303049710?uo=5
  10. Stickin' Chickenshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049823&id=303049710
  11. Smooth Chickhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049824&id=303049710
  12. We Did Ithttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049825&id=303049710
  13. Throw Your Hands Up (Interlude)http://itunes.apple.com/album/da-real-world/id303049710?uo=5
  14. She's a Bitchhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049827&id=303049710
  15. U Can't Resisthttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049828&id=303049710
  16. Crazy Feelingshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303049829&id=303049710
  17. Religious Blessings (Outro)http://itunes.apple.com/album/da-real-world/id303049710?uo=5
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