Eve | Interview
Eve is an emcee, producer, and actress from Philadelphia, PA. In her early teens, she was a singer in an all-female group called DGP. Her managed suggested she start rapping, and Eve was soon battling other rappers and formed a duo called EDGP that performed at talent shows and clubs. When she focused on a solo career, she landed a meeting with Dr. Dre in Los Angeles, and signed a one-year deal with Aftermath Records. Eve’s song “Eve Of Destruction” landed on the Bulworth soundtrack in 1998. Her time with Aftermath ended and she met DMX while promoting his debut album in Los Angeles, and she excelled in a rap battle audition to join the Ruff Ryders team. In 1999, Eve was featured on the Ryde or Die Vol. 1 compilation with the single “What Ya Want”. She was soon featured on The Roots’ song “You Got Me” and the Blackstreet/Janet Jackson song “Girlfriend/Boyfriend”. In 1999, Eve’s relesaed her debut album, Let There Be Eve… Ruff Ryders’ First Lady, which sold over 2 million copies. Her follow-up album, Scorpion, released two popular singles in 2001, “Who’s That Girl?” and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with Gwen Stefani that won a Grammy Award and helped the album go platinum. Eve stepped into the film industry with her debut appearance in XXX, and later Barbershop and Barbershop 2. Her third album, Eve-Olution, was released in 2002 with the single “Gangsta Lovin'”, featuring Alicia Keys. Eve’s latest album, Lip Lock, released in 2013 with features from Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliot, Pusha T, and more.