Editors’ Notes On her sixth album, Missy Elliott continues to push forward as if still out to prove something. The Cookbook finds her acknowledging hip-hop’s past (guests include Grand Puba and Slick Rick) and present (Ciara and M.I.A.) while nearly running to get around the next corner. Like Jay-Z at his best, she blurs the lines between party-ready and thoughtful, sounding up-close and personal even when a track is packed with other stars. Even her old tricks sound thrilling, as when the heavily electro single “Lose Control” breaks into a completely different rhythm midway through. Not only does Missy more than represent for great hip-hop, she’s doing a hell of a lot for the whole of pop music.

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Joy (feat. Mike Jones)
1
4:49
 
Partytime
2
3:04
 
Irresistible Delicious (feat. Slick Rick)
3
4:15
 
Lose Control (feat. Ciara & Fat Man Scoop)
4
3:46
 
My Struggles (feat. Mary J. Blige & Grand Puba)
5
2:52
 
Meltdown
6
4:16
 
On & On
7
4:45
 
We Run This
8
3:24
 
Remember When
9
4:18
 
4 My Man (feat. Fantasia)
10
4:12
 
Can't Stop
11
3:49
 
Teary Eyed
12
3:40
 
Mommy
13
3:08
 
Click Clack
14
2:54
 
Time and Time Again
15
3:49
 
Bad Man (feat. Vybez Cartel & M.I.A.)
16
5:12
 

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