Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryder's First Lady

Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryder's First Lady

by EveEve


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/1999
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949045326
catalogNumber: 490453
Rank: 5024

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eve   Primary Artist,Vocals
DMX   Track Performer
Rich Keller   Multi Instruments
Eric ?   Track Performer
Ron Martinez   Vocals

Technical Credits

Adam Gazzola   Instrumentation
Rich Keller   Instrumentation
Shok   Producer
Eric Smith   Engineer
Adam "Bunnie" Grossman   Engineer
Chris Theis   Engineer
Swizz Beatz   Producer
Waah   Executive Producer,Art Direction
Charles Duffy   Art Direction
P.K.   Producer
Icepick   Producer
Dee Dean   Executive Producer
Kasseem Dean   Composer
Keisha Gibbs   Marketing
Jorgen Westman   Composer

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