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Missy Elliot

Missy Elliot

Date: Dec 09 2002


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Missy Elliot recently released one of the best albums of the year. Under Construction is an amazing mix of old school hip-hop and futuristic beats and lyrics. In creating this album, Missy shows that she truly is a musical genius.
Under Construction features one of the coolest singles on the radio these days. It’s called “Work It.” If you haven’t heard it yet, you’ve got to check it out.
Read on to learn more about Missy!


1. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Missy was a very good friend of Aaliyah’s. At the beginning of Under Construction, Missy says, “Ever since Aaliyah passed I view life in a more valuable way. We all under construction... trying to rebuild ourselves. Let’s take hip-hop back to the root. Follow me.”
Missy is trying to take hip-hop music back to a time when things were more fun – when they were less serious and less violent. She’s tired of gangsta rap, which is filled with negativity and anger. She’s making party music and she wants people to listen to it with a smile on their face. Or, better yet, she wants to make people dance.
“Work It” is a perfect example. It’s an awesome hip-hop song… a perfect party song. Missy’s lyrics on the song are so playful, the chorus is even played backward.



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It’s rare that a hip-hop album is good from top to bottom. Usually, there are a few good songs, and you buy the album because you like the ones you hear on the radio, but the rest of them aren’t worth your time. That’s not the case with Under Construction. There’s no filler here. Missy’s lyrics are hot. Her flow is immaculate. And her beats are funky.
You’ve got to check out this album!
Rock on,



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i just LOVE hip hop n missy !! ;D

09:20 PM May 16 2008 |



hello friend are you fin i want just say ;i have some problems about inglish; beacaus i don't speake it very nice;so pleas help and tel me what can i do tanck you so much.bye i like you friend and i am sory oo .

07:51 PM Jan 30 2008 |

Shirley Wang


Sorry,I didn’t know her before.But I really like music whenever and wherever.

07:39 AM Dec 22 2007 |




i am sorry i know nothing about her .but i think everyone like to listen to some immaculate songs .i know  perfect songs always give people energy and keep people full of hope and wish .so thank you for this lesson ,maybe i will try to know something about her!Wink

01:30 AM Dec 21 2007 |



will im very like her

03:01 PM Dec 20 2007 |



Saudi Arabia

will i like her way of talking in tha song !!!!

06:20 AM Dec 17 2007 |



Viet Nam

she’s a good women i know

11:32 AM Mar 15 2007 |

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