The album: Missy Elliott: Da Real World (Elektra, 1999)
Artist and producer Suzi Analogue originally hails from Missy Elliott’s native state of Virginia though these days, she’s rooted in Los Angeles, having come up within the city’s beat scene. Suzi wanted to talk about what she described as the “underdog” album, Missy’s enormously successful yet somewhat forgotten sophomore album, Da Real World, one in a string of five back-to-back platinum LPs for Missy and her production partner, Timbaland. We talked about Missy’s creative genius and what that meant for a young girl, growing up in VA.
More on Missy Elliott and Da Real World:
- Missy on Da Real World, for Vibe.com
- David Brown’s review of the album in Entertainment Weekly.
- Missy’s live recreation of the “She’s a Bitch” video at this year’s Hip Hop Honors show.
More on Suzi Analogue
- Interviews with Suzi for Vice’s Thump and Afropunk’s Sound Check.
- Suzi’s Zonez V3 album.
- Website | Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Twitter | Instagram
Show Tracklisting (all songs from Da Real World unless indicated otherwise):
- All In My Grill
- Suzi Analogue: Wildflower (from Zonez V3)
- Mr. DJ
- Missy Elliott: The Rain (from Supa Dupa Fly)
- You Don’t Know (feat. Lil Mo)
- Stickin’ Chickens (feat. Aaliyah)
- Timbaland and Magoo: Up Jumps the Boogie (from Welcome To Our World)
- Timbaland and Magoo: Clock Strikes (from Welcome To Our World)
- Bus A Rhyme (feat. Eminem)
- Crazy Feelings (feat. Beyonce)
- U Can’t Resist (feat. BG and Juvenile)
- She’s a Bitch
- Beat Biters
- We Did It
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