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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


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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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
When Eve debuted in 1999, she surprised many as one of the few female rappers capable of attaining both popularity and respect without having to take on a sleazy role or sacrifice any of her muscle. In fact, her muscle seemed to be what impressed the rap community most. If anything, Eve brings even more muscle to her follow-up album, Scorpion. Her rhymes flow just as smoothly here as they did on her debut, and she sounds even more confident than before. Given her ensemble cast of producers and guest rappers, she probably should sound confident. When you have Swizz Beatz and Dr. Dre handling the better part of your album, along with a few other tracks handled by Ruff Ryder producers Teflon and DJ Shok, there isn't need to worry -- you know the beats are going to be cutting-edge. In terms of guests, the Ruff Ryders (DMX, Drag-On, and LOX) make their expected cameos. On paper, everything looks great -- more muscle, top producers, and top rappers. And the results are just that: great. A few songs really stand out here: the lead-off single "Who's That Girl?," a Teflon track with a quick tempo and an extremely catchy chorus; "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," a Dr. Dre/Scott Storch track with an unmistakable 2001 sound and a smooth R&B chorus featuring Gwen Stefani on backup vocals; and "Life Is Hard," a unique soulful moment late in the album with Teena Marie contributing a diva chorus and Eve dropping some heartfelt lyrics. At 16 tracks, this album doesn't overreach and really doesn't have too many surprises. There are a few flawed moments where the choruses aren't as catchy as they intend to be, but for the most part Eve plays it safe. If you liked her first album, you'll like this one even better.

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Interscope Records

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eve   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Teena Marie   Vocals
Da Brat   Vocals
DMX   Vocals
Stephen Marley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley   Background Vocals
Stevie J.   Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Elizondo   Guitar
Gwen Stefani   Vocals
LOX   Vocals
Trina   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 Credits

Dr. Dre   Producer
Keith Cohen   Engineer
Rich Keller   Engineer
Stephen Marley   Producer
Teflon   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
Grease   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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Scorpion 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 !
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a bad cd to buy. It wasn't true rap/RB like Outkast, Jay-Z, and La rule. It Sucked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eve has really out done herself. She really displays a true nature of words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
she is a great singer and she knows how to get down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the most awesome CD ever, i espesially liked ''let me blow ya mind'' you should totally buy this CD
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best song!I love it!I like eve's CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.