Under Construction

Under Construction (Missy Elliott album)

Under Construction is the fourth studio album by American rapper Missy Elliott, released by The Goldmind Inc. and Elektra Records on November 12, 2002 (see 2002 in music) in the United States. It was primarily produced by Timbaland, with additional production from Craig Brockman, Nisan Stewart, Errol "Poppi" McCalla and Elliott herself. The album peaked at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart and sold more than 2.1 million copies domestically, eventually becoming Elliott's highest selling album to date.

In 2003 Under Construction received Grammy Award nominations for "Best Rap Album" and the prestigious Album of the Year.

A "sequel" album, Under Construction, Part II, was released in 2003 by Missy's close friends and Superfriends Clique-mates Timbaland and Magoo.

Track listing

# Title
1. "Intro/Go to the Floor" 5:06
2. "Bring the Pain" (featuring Method Man) 2:59
3. "Gossip Folks" (featuring Ludacris) 3:54
4. "Work It" 4:58
5. "Back in the Day" (featuring Jay-Z) 4:55
6. "Funky Fresh Dressed" (featuring Ms. Jade) 3:56
7. "Pussycat" 4:32
8. "Nothing Out There for Me" (featuring Beyoncé Knowles of Destiny's Child) 3:05
9. "Slide" 3:43
10. "Play That Beat" 3:02
11. "Ain't That Funny" 2:48
12. "Hot" 4:09
13. "Can You Hear Me" (featuring TLC) 4:29
14. "Work It (Remix)" [Bonus Track] 5:04
15. "Drop The Bomb" (Japanese Bonus Track) 3:32
15. "Gossip Folks (Fatboy Slim Remix)" (featuring Ludacris) (UK special edition bonus track) 6:44
16. "Gossip Folks (Mousse T's Pogo Remix)" (featuring Ludacris) (UK special edition bonus track) 5:04


  • Executive producers: Missy Elliott, Timbaland
  • Producer: Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Craig Brockman, Errol "Poppi" McCalla
  • Vocal assistance: Tweet, Lisa Crawford, Nicole Wray
  • Engineers: Jeff Allen, Carlos "El Loco" Bedoya, Josh Butler, Jimmy Douglass, Guru, Mike "Hitman" Wilson
  • Assistant engineers: Marc Stephen Lee, Steve Penny, David Snyder, Cory Williams
  • Mixing: Jimmy Douglass, Timbaland
  • Mixing assistance: Steamy
  • Mastering: Herb Powers
  • A&R: Yaneley Arty, Merlin Bobb, Jay Brown, Patricia Elliott, Gail Hansen, Andre Johnson, Celeste Moses
  • Design & Art Direction: Anita Marisa Boriboon, Lili Picou
  • Photography: Roberto Fantauzzi


Chart (2002) Peak
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 26
Belgian Albums Chart 50
Danish Albums Chart 33
Dutch Albums Chart 71
French Albums Chart 28
German Albums Chart 19
Irish Albums Chart 53
New Zealand Albums Chart 32
Norwegian Albums Chart 36
Swedish Albums Chart 23
Swiss Albums Chart 26
UK Albums Chart 23
U.S. Billboard 200 3
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2


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