As a producer, Missy Elliott's signature sound is lean and provocative. As a rapper, she wastes no words. But she has never applied that economy to choosing tracks for her albums, and her sixth set, "

As a producer, Missy Elliott's signature sound is lean and provocative. As a rapper, she wastes no words. But she has never applied that economy to choosing tracks for her albums, and her sixth set, "The Cookbook," is no different, serving up all you can eat when one full plate would suffice.