Da Real World

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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 1999 (1999-06-22)
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott chronology
'Supa Dupa Fly
Da Real World 'Miss E... So Addictive
Singles from Da Real World
  1. "She's a Bitch"
    Released: May 11, 1999
  2. "All n My Grill"
    Released: September 13, 1999
  3. "Hot Boyz (Remix)"
    Released: November 9, 1999

Da Real World is the second studio album by American rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. The album features a much more "darker" and hardcore hip hop sound compared to her hip hop soul sounding 1997 debut album Supa Dupa Fly. Da Real World also features guest appearances by Timbaland, Eminem, Da Brat, Aaliyah, Big Boi and Redman.[2]

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA-[3]
Muzik5/5 stars
Q4/5 stars
Rolling Stone3/5 stars

The album met generablly favorable reviews.

AllMusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars and wrote "... it's clearly a Missy Elliott album in most respects, with Timbaland's previously trademarked, futuristic-breakbeat production smarts laced throughout."[2] AllMusic also said that 'Busa Rhyme' was the best track of album.[2]

Touré, of Rolling Stone, gave the album 3 out of 5 stars.

Charts[change | change source]

Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 10
Top Canadian Albums 32
German Albums Chart 20
UK Album Chart 40

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Length
1. "Mysterious" (Intro) 1:07
2. "Beat Biters"   4:24
3. "Busa Rhyme" (featuring Eminem) 5:01
4. "All n My Grill" (featuring Big Boi and Nicole Wray) 4:44
5. "Dangerous Mouths" (featuring Redman) 3:29
6. "Hot Boyz"   3:36
7. "You Don't Know" (featuring Lil' Mo) 4:48
8. "Mr. D.J." (featuring Lady Saw) 4:30
9. "Checkin' for You" (featuring Lil' Kim) 2:09
10. "Stickin' Chickens" (featuring Aaliyah and da Brat) 4:55
11. "Smooth Chick"   4:18
12. "We Did It"   3:51
13. "Throw Your Hands Up" (Interlude featuring Lil Kim) 1:18
14. "She's a Bitch"   4:00
15. "U Can't Resist" (featuring Juvenile and B.G.) 4:37
16. "Crazy Feelings" (featuring Beyoncé) 4:34
17. "Religious Blessings" (Outro) 0:39
Total length:

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date
United Kingdom June 24, 1999
United States June 22, 1999

References[change | change source]

  1. "Missy Misdemeanor Elliott* – Da Real World". Discogs. Retrieved 25 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Keith Farley. "Da Real World". AllMusic.
  3. "Da Real World - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved 25 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "British album certifications – Missy Elliott – Da Real World". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Da Real World in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  5. "American album certifications – Missy Elliott – Da Real World". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.