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Missy Elliott: This is Not a Test

Ben Thompson, Observer, The, 16 November 2003

WAY BACK IN 1997, when Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott launched her debut album Supa Dupa Fly with the touching dedication "To my mom... I would not trade you in for six Mercedes Benz... and you know how much I love cars", the proposition that this talented Virginia-based songwriter and producer was inaugurating a new golden age of R&B would have seemed a little far-fetched. And yet, that's exactly what she was doing.

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