From the revamped version of the salsa-inflected hip-hop single "What Y'all Want" (originally released on this year's RYDE OR DIE, VOL. 1) through the rest of her 12-track debut disc, Eve proves that her brand of feminine moxie is no one-hit wonder. Over a bevy of buzzing, ominous tracks, supplied mostly by producer Swizz Beatz, the Philly-bred female promotes crew love, but never at the expense of her post-feminist politics. On the hit single "Gotta Man," Eve shows that she's down for her boo as acoustic guitar fingerings and pixie vocals propel the infectious chorus (which mirrors the hook of Jay-Z's "Girl's Best Friend" from the BLUE STREAK soundtrack), and she trades street rhymes about money holding and pistol blazing with male counterparts DMX, Drag-on, and the LOX on the ringing "Scenario 2000." Still, the tow-headed rhymer is at her best when appealing to her female constituency. On the battered women's tale of redemption, "Love Is Blind," and the breezy yet self-revelatory "Heaven Only Knows," Eve comes full-circle with heartfelt rhymes sure to gain her respect as one of hip-hop's real ladies.
Performance CreditsEve Primary Artist,Vocals
DMX Track Performer
Rich Keller Multi Instruments
Eric ? Track Performer
Ron Martinez Vocals
Technical CreditsAdam Gazzola Instrumentation
Rich Keller Instrumentation
Eric Smith Engineer
Adam "Bunnie" Grossman Engineer
Chris Theis Engineer
Swizz Beatz Producer
Waah Executive Producer,Art Direction
Charles Duffy Art Direction
Dee Dean Executive Producer
Kasseem Dean Composer
Keisha Gibbs Marketing
Jorgen Westman Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryder's First Lady based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
eve is the illest rapper out.....she spits hot lyrics....she keeps it real...and she is down with one of the hottest rappers out.....d.m.x.plus the lox and drag-on,and ja rule......plus nokio, she hot...and she be wearing some ill sh@t...she can dress, cant no one touch eve...shes too hot....but for real shes blazin......the illest yet...shes un touchable........keep it blazin evey eve!!
E-V-E, her album is terrific. I am proud of Swiss Beatz on those beats. I think I like every song on her album. Representing Philly, EVE gets four stars on this album. We just need to work on those skits, but I got nothing but love for you and the Ruff Ryders!
I LOVE YOUR MUSIC AND YOUR PERSONALITY.I WISH I COULD BE LIKE YOU. BEING THE ONLY FEMALE IN YOUR GROUP.LIKE I AM THE ONLY FEMALE ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM. LOVE YA, ASHLEY ALEXANDER
If you don't buy this album or have it in your CD collection...Shame, shame, shame on you....By the way, Eve if you read this...Will you marry me?
EVE IS JUST HEAVY! THERES NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT. THIS ALBUM REALLY PROVED THAT EVE HS GREAT TALENT AND CAN MAKE ANY BEAT A TERRIFIC TUNE WITH HER FANTASTI LYRICS. SHE HAS STYLE, SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. OBVIOUSLY I GOTTA RATE SWIZZ BEATS ASWEL. HE HAS A LOT OF TALENT WITH HIS EXCELLENT BEATS ON HER ALBUM. THE WHOLE RUFF RYDER CREW IS BRILLIANT. I THINK THEY NEED TO MAKE SOME MORE MUSIC, THEY BEEN GONE FOR A WHILE.
This is a great gift for R&B, hip hop, or rap fans. She has great lyrics and rythm.
Love is blind is eves tightest songs so far it's also my favorite.
best cd yet by EVE