Missy reflected on five of her albums from Supa Dupa Fly in 1997 to This Is Not a Test in 2003 on Twitter.
“My 1st album was stress-free because I didn’t have any expectations. My label told me they would give me my own label if I did 1 album so me & @timbaland completed this album in 2 weeks not knowing this would be the beginning of many more to come,”
“I was so hard on myself & for a while This was my least favorite until years later I realized the MASTERPIECE @Timbaland & I had created,” “This album was challenging because every1 of my albums was so different in sound & cadence Tim and I was scratching our heads on which direction to go next,” she wrote. “so we took our love for old school Hip Hop & breaks beats & Blended with our FUTURE sound & this what came of it.” Missy closed out her tweet with 2003’s This Is Not a Test!, which she said came to her naturally because by then she had gotten used to creatively pushing her sound with Timbaland.
“This album @Timbaland & I was back to SOUND EXPERIMENTING & we felt a little more free to explore since the other albums success,” she shared. “But each album was a lil pressure except ‘SUPADUPAFLY’ & ‘So Addictive’ but each time we took a risk sonically.”
My 1st album was stressfree because I didn’t have any expectations. My label told me they would give me my own label if I did 1 album so me & @Timbaland completed this album in 2 weeks not knowing this would be the beginning of many more to come🔥 pic.twitter.com/mineJQSfDN
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) December 6, 2022