Under Construction (Missy Elliott album)

album by Missy Elliott

Under Construction is the fourth studio album by American rapper Missy Elliott. One of the songs from the album, "Pussycat", was going to be released as a remix with R&B singer Janet Jackson and rapper Lil' Kim. However, only Elliott's vocals were ever recorded for it.

Under Construction
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 2002 (2002-11-12)
Recorded2002
Genre
Length56:41
Label
Producer
Missy Elliott chronology
Miss E... So Addictive
(2001)
Under Construction This Is Not a Test!
(2003)
Singles from Under Construction
  1. "Work It"
    Released: September 9, 2002
  2. "Gossip Folks"
    Released: November 11, 2002
  3. "Back in the Day"
    Released: February 8, 2003
  4. "Pussycat"
    Released: Mid 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)[2]
Entertainment.ie4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
Pitchfork Media(7.2/10)[5]
PopMatters(favorable)[6]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[7]
Stylus(B)[8]

Track listingEdit

No. Title Length
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) 4:59

UnreleasedEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Executive producersMissy Elliott, Timbaland
  • Producers – 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

Charts and certificationsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "AllMusic review".
  2. "Robert Christgau review".
  3. "Entertainment.ie review".[permanent dead link]
  4. "Entertainment Weekly review". 2002-11-15. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  5. "Pitchfork Media review". Archived from the original on 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  6. "PopMatters review". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  7. "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on 2003-02-19. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  8. "Stylus review". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  9. "Australiancharts.com – Missy Elliott – Under Construction". Hung Medien.
  10. "Ultratop.be – Missy Elliott – Under Construction" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  11. "Ultratop.be – Missy Elliott – Under Construction" (in French). Hung Medien.
  12. "Danishcharts.dk – Missy Elliott – Under Construction". Hung Medien.
  13. "Dutchcharts.nl – Missy Elliott – Under Construction" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  14. "Lescharts.com – Missy Elliott – Under Construction". Hung Medien.
  15. "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  16. "Charts.nz – Missy Elliott – Under Construction". Hung Medien.
  17. "Norwegiancharts.com – Missy Elliott – Under Construction". Hung Medien.
  18. "Swedishcharts.com – Missy Elliott – Under Construction". Hung Medien.
  19. "Swisscharts.com – Missy Elliott – Under Construction". Hung Medien.
  20. "Missy Elliott | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "AMG: Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  22. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  23. "BPI Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original (insert "Missy Elliott" into the "Search" box, and then select "Go") on 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  24. "Gold & Platinum: Elliott, Missy". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-06-13.