Release Date: Nov 25, 2003
Record label: Elektra
After seven years, Missy Elliott's chief competition is herself. Although the Virginian rapper's fifth album is predictably better than 90% of the year's hip-hop, it stands up less well against her own remarkable back-catalogue. After Miss E... So Addictive's club-inspired exuberance and Under Construction's vibrant redux of old school hip-hop, This Is Not a Test is relatively aimless.