Eve, rapper, actress
birth name: Eve Jihan Jeffers


November 10, 1978, Philadelphia, PA

Eve was one of a new breed of tough, talented, commercially viable female MCs to hit the rap scene during the late '90s. Though she could be sexy when she chose, she wasn't as over the top as Lil' Kim or Foxy Brown, and as part of the Ruff Ryders posse, her production was harder than Da Brat's early work with Jermaine Dupri. In the end, Eve came off as her own person; a strong, no-nonsense street MC who could hold her own with most anyone on the mic; and was finding success on her own terms. ~ Allmusic: Eve ~ retrieved November 9, 2013 © Allmusic

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In the male-dominated world of rap and hip-hop, female hip-hop artists who could compete in terms of record sales and street-credibility are rare. There are a few women of increasing power, though, including Missy Elliott, Da Brat, and Eve. A self-proclaimed “pit bull in a skirt,” Eve got her start as the only woman on the hip-hop label Ruff Ryders and quickly rose to fame. Her first release, 1999's Let There Be Eve: Ruff Ryders' First Lady, debuted at Number One on Billboard magazine's Top 200 and sold close to 2 million copies. Careful not to be considered a one-hit wonder, Eve released her second record, Scorpion, to favorable reviews in 2001. Newsweek called her “hip-hop's most respected female presence.” ~ Answers.com: Eve ~ retrieved November 9, 2013 © Answers.com

Eve ~ Ranked #46 VH-1 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Artists in 2003.

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