Rapper Missy Elliott made certain her recent album THE COOKBOOK was accessible, because she worried an experimental disc would alienate her audience.

The WORK IT singer enjoyed pushing the boundaries of hip-hop on previous albums like UNDER CONSTRUCTION but wanted to make her latest release a solid rap record.

She says, "We went so far left that I didn't want to lose people. I look at PRINCE - a genius so far ahead that he started to make music that was too far left for us to understand."

12/07/2005 09:15