Not since Salt-N-Pepa has a female rapper so skillfully blended femininity with hard-as-nail rhymes. On her sophomore disc, Scorpion, the ever-fashionable Eve -- unlike hip-hop tart Lil' Kim -- is sexy without being overtly sexual and foul-mouthed without seeming vulgar. On the disc's catchy first single, "Who's That Girl?," Eve proclaims, "Little boys hang me on their wall/I grow them chest hair," giving the impression that this self-proclaimed "pit bull in a skirt" is proud of her ability to change boys to men. In fact, throughout Scorpion -- named after Eve's highly sensual and easily angered zodiac sign -- it's evident the Philadelphia filly has gone through her own transformation since she dropped her 1999 debut, Let There Be... Eve. Eve's close-cropped blonde tresses are now cherry-bomb red. And lyrically, the rapper is more open with her fans, from sharing the hurtful details of her turbulent relationship with hip-hop producer Stevie J. on "You Had Me, You Lost Me" to testifying about the ups and downs of success on "Life Is So Hard," which features R&B legend Teena Marie. With the hard-hitting Scorpion, Eve emerges as hip-hop's reigning queen, and guest appearances by her Ruff Ryders posse (Drag-On, the Lox, and DMX) make her sting even deadlier.
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- Interscope Records
Performance CreditsEve Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Teena Marie Vocals
Da Brat Vocals
Stephen Marley Vocals,Background Vocals
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley Background Vocals
Stevie J. Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Elizondo Guitar
Gwen Stefani Vocals
Dede O'Neal Background Vocals
Angel Eve Background Vocals
Mashonda Tifrere Vocals
Drag-On Vocals,Track Performer
Verline Beard Background Vocals
Styles P Vocals
Scott Storch Keyboards
Technical CreditsDr. Dre Producer
Keith Cohen Engineer
Rich Keller Engineer
Stephen Marley Producer
Stevie J. Producer
Mauricio Iragorri Engineering
Chris Theis Engineer,Engineering
Mike Elizondo Composer
Scott Kieklak Engineer,Engineering
Andre Young Composer
Swizz Beatz Producer,Executive Producer
DJ Shok Producer
Steve Conover Engineer
Jay "Icepick" Jackson Producer,Executive Producer
Steven "Steven J." Jordan Composer
Dee Dean Executive Producer
Waah Dean Executive Producer
Kasseem Dean Composer
Scott Storch Composer,Producer
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Very sexy and slick but without trying too hard. A very sharp and direct album. Some of the songs I didn't care too much about but I like Eve's style. Feels like you're right in Philly with her. Very classy and sophisticated. A lot of divas can take a lesson from her.
This cd in bangin hot all her songs are great my favs are:cowboy-whos that girl-got what you need-nonono-life is so hard* all song are great i highly recomend this cd you wont regret it its worth what ever you pay for it !!plus shes sexy beautiful nice sophisticated and very talented !
I AM FEELING EVE'S NEW ALBUM AND SHE IS MOST DEF HOTTER THAN EVER AND THAT MUCH MORE RAW. GIVING IS THAT PHILLY FLAVA AND I AM DIGGIN HER STYLE SO I SAY TO EVERYONE YOU HAVE TO GO AND GET THIS ALBUM.
It was a bad cd to buy. It wasn't true rap/RB like Outkast, Jay-Z, and La rule. It Sucked.
Eve is my number #1 role-model she drops the hottest lycris, and she has the baddest attire. I feel Eve has never went down she has always kept it real and she is expressing true elements in life. Eve all I have to say is Keep Doing It Up Danielle Harris 17, Danville Virginia
Eve has really out done herself. She really displays a true nature of words.
she is a great singer and she knows how to get down.
This is the best CD that has ever been made!!!!!My favorite is Let me blow ya mind.Hits like that is what makes music!!
this is the most awesome CD ever, i espesially liked ''let me blow ya mind'' you should totally buy this CD
this is the best song!I love it!I like eve's CD.
Eve is a great female rapper, her music inspires me in more than one way. Her lyrics are shocking at times but very true. She seems to know what shes talking about because shes been in the game for a while. I really like that song ''whos that girl'' the beat is really good and the video is really tight''cool''. I like her style and the way she dress, she seems to be agressive but in her own unquie way. Though shes not my role model, shes still my favorite female rapper. I think that she should make a video with ja rule because, thier style would look really good together. I like the way she creates image for herself, like riding her bike or in her new video with the scorpion. Her CD is one of the best because not many songs sound alike. People would really enjoy her album if they took time and listen to it.