Review: Missy Elliott – Sock It 2 Me

Missy Elliott – Sock It 2 Me is one of the best female rap maxi-singles of 1997. A good 66% of her debut single was with catchy love songs filled with romance that sat over well with the crossover market. Each song is worth playing and not skipping. Missy can do no wrong when it comes to singing, rapping, and songwriting. This is back when she had her hands on everything.

Missy sings about how she was looking for affection from the man she was sleeping with and dating on her debut song and single Sock It 2 Me. Sock It 2 Me was one of the biggest hits of 1997. Her debut song heavily sampled the 1968 single Delfonics – Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love) in a slightly re-recorded form. Timbaland killed it with those beats. The baddest industry bitches of the 20th century, Missy Elliott and Da Brat, hit hard like penitentiary dick with their lyrics, steelo (style), and charisma. Their combination is lethal. Da Brat-tat-tat was on that ass once more.

Missy was looking for affection from her man. So she decided to go swing and ass that dick in her direction. She’ll be out of control. She just want her man to be with her alone so they can take it to perfection. She wants to see if she can bring the nasty out of her. So she asks her man to sock it to her like a pro. Her hormones be jumping like a disco. She be popping mess like some Crisco. All he gotta say is “Missy, go” And when he says go, she won’t move slow.

Missy Elliott was at his house around midnight. It’ll just be her on a late night creep. She plans and intends to show him thangs that he can’t believe. She tells him she can take it like a pro. Suffer the repercussion fucking with shit like this. Niggas been huffing and puffing but ain’t try shit. Da Brat and Missy leave a nigga with a head rush. They some bad bitches who be fucking it up. Watch two of the coldest bitches get hot. Knocking you off of your socks. Socking it to niggas and rocking it.

The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) showcased Missy Elliott and Timbaland at their tightest. This was back when her and Timbaland had their hands on everything. Missy Elliott and Timbaland are so tight that you get their styles tangled. Missy can do no wrong when it comes to singing, rapping, and songwriting. The song is memorable for its heavy bass lines and thick staccato drum patterns.

Her lyrics to Verse 3 is what made this song the tightest female rap song of 1997.

[Verse 3]
I feel the wind
Five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten (Nine, ten)
Begin, I sit on hills like Lauryn
Until the rain starts coming down, pouring
Chill, I got my umbrella
My finger waves these days, they fall like Humpty
Chumpy, I break up with him before he dump me
To have me, yes, you lucky (I can’t stand the rain)

Release The Tension is about Missy attempting to get a man to be all hers. This groovy female rap goodie that was released as a b-side to the single Missy Elliott – Sock It 2 Me. The song was a good way to end the single. Those alto melodies and harmonies are so pristine. The song uses some sassy bass samples from Ramsey Lewis Trio – Collage.

Missy sees a man that she wants to make all her. So she attempts to hit on him and make him all hers. She demands to know his name. He says he’s got the things Missy needs. He asks her several questions about her such as who she rolls with, who she is down with, and who she is with. Does she like the nasty things he does? He is so fine. That is what Missy sees and believes.

The song started off with these legendary and memorable lyrics.

I’m the best, and that’s B and that’s capital
I hang low like testicles, MC’s wanna copy these many flows
Hoes, better back up, foe they get slapped up
Pack up and go tell Mommy that I backed up you
You you you, and your whole crew
What, whatcha whatcha whatcha gon’ do? uhh, what whatcha gon’ do
To me?, the M-I-double S-Y-E
Wanna battle me, it’s gonna be some tragedies

I rate this single 5/5*****!!

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