Like a habit you have no intention of quitting, Missy Elliott's third Elektra set, Miss E . . .
Like a habit you have no intention of quitting, Missy Elliott's third Elektra set, Miss E . . . So Addictive, provides just the right musical high for lovers of R&B and rap. Since making her debut, Elliott has worn many hats (rapper, singer, songwriter, producer) on her way to the top. This album follows in that tradition, often merging Elliott's vocal prowess with the production savvy of longtime collaborator Timbaland. The album's first offering, the booty-shakin' "Get Ur Freak On," is already on its way to becoming a bona fide smash—sadly, the Nelly Furtado-enhanced version is MIA here. Other standout tracks on this star-studded set—which features Eve, Jay-Z, and Ginuwine, among others—include "Lick Shots" and "Old School Joint." Although the album is steeped in guest appearances, all parties know their proper place, never once overshadowing the "star." Miss E remains very much in the spotlight.—RH