Missy Elliott is a groundbreaking superstar, pioneering producer/songwriter/singer/rapper, and cultural icon. The five-time Grammy Award winner – with nominations spanning three decades – has achieved unprecedented success, including U.S. sales in excess of 30 million. Missy's six studio albums have each been RIAA platinum certified or better, making her the only female rapper to achieve that milestone.
2005's The Cookbook is the ever innovative artist's sixth and final album to date. Elliott named the album The Cookbook because, "no two records are going to sound alike; each record has its own spices and herbs. Each record is cooking up a hot recipe for a hot album." Longtime producer Timbaland only helms two tracks here while further production comes from The Neptunes, Rich Harrison and Scott Storch.
Guest artists include Slick Rick, Ciara, Mary J. Blige and M.I.A. The album produced a trio of successful singles with "Lose Control," "Teary Eyed" abd "We Run This" and earned a Grammy Award-nomination for Best Rap Album.