Why didn't I buy Missy Elliot's Da Real World
sooner? Hmmm.... maybe it was the fact that despite the impressive Matrix-style ghetto futurism of the singles so far, nothing had really, comprehensively bowled me over like "Sock It 2 Me" off Supa Dupa Fly
. Plus, my favourite Missy numbers were always the most laidback, like the awesomely stoned (duh!) "Pass Da Blunt", and Missy's new ultra-sleek image seemed a tad anal in comparison.
Anyway, so I picked it up today, and I'm only halfway through, but man this is fierce! Particular favourite right now is the Eminem-guesting "Busa Rhymes". Starts off being a typically weird Timbaland take on Eminem's avant-lumpen circus hop, then shifts gears halfway to become ultra-scary, melodramatic uber-bounce (I like inventing new genres). More thoughts later maybe... Going out now.