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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. She was born Eve Jihan Jeffers} in Philadelphia on November 10, 1978, and started out as a singer in her early teens, performing with an all-female vocal quintet. She was also honing her skills as a rapper in impromptu battles with friends, and before she left high school, she formed a female rap} duo called EDGP (pronounced "Egypt"), adopting the name Gangsta. EDGP performed at local talent shows and club gigs, often to the detriment of Eve}'s dedication to school. When the group broke up, she went solo and changed her name to Eve of Destruction; she also moved to the Bronx in the wake of her mother's remarriage, and worked for a time as a table dancer at a strip club. Unhappy with this direction, she decided to give rap} another shot after being encouraged by Mase}. Through some of her friends, Eve} scored a meeting with Dr. Dre} in Los Angeles, and surprised him by turning it into an audition. Dre} liked what he heard and signed her to a one-year deal with his new label, Aftermath}. Eve} recorded a few tracks, including one, "Eve of Destruction,"} that ended up on the Bulworth} soundtrack} in 1998. However, Aftermath} was searching for a direction at the time, and Eve} wound up lost in the shuffle. Her contract expired without an album even in the works, but fortunately, she'd met DMX} when the rising new star was in Los Angeles promoting his smash debut, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot}. Eve} passed a battle-rap} audition to join DMX}'s Ruff Ryders} posse, and in 1999 she contributed to their label's Ryde or Die, Vol. 1} compilation. Thanks to DMX}'s star power, it entered the charts at number one, and Eve}'s track, "What Ya Want,"} was released as a single. It hit the R&B} Top Ten, and Eve} built more anticipation for her debut album with high-profile guest spots on the Roots}' "You Got Me"} and the Blackstreet}/Janet Jackson} duet "Girlfriend/Boyfriend."} Eve}'s first full-length was titled Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders First Lady} and released in September 1999. With Ruff Ryders} the biggest name in rap}, the album was an instant smash; it entered the charts at number one -- the first time a female rapper had ever accomplished that feat -- and went on to sell over two million copies. Eve} also scored hits with the R&B} Top Ten "Gotta Man"} and the antidomestic violence track "Love Is Blind,"} and guested on Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott}'s hit "Hot Boyz."} After touring in support of the record, Eve} returned to the studio and delivered her follow-up, Scorpion}, in early 2001. The album received strong reviews and topped the R&B} charts, while debuting at number four on the pop} side. Lead single "Who's That Girl?"} had some chart success, but it was the follow-up, a duet with No Doubt}'s Gwen Stefani} called "Let Me Blow Ya Mind,"} that really broke Eve} on the pop} charts. The song rocketed to number two and went on to win a Grammy in the newly created category of Best Rap}/Sung Collaboration; it also helped Scorpion} go platinum. Eve} next set about establishing a movie career; she made her box-office debut in the Vin Diesel} action blockbuster XXX}, which was released in the summer of 2002. Not long after, she was also seen in a prominent supporting role in the Ice Cube} comedy} Barbershop}. Amid all this activity, Eve} released her third album, Eve-Olution}, in August 2002. It debuted in the Top Ten, and found Eve} returning to the soul} singing of her youth on a surprising number of tracks. The single "Gangsta Lovin',"} which featured guest vocals from Alicia Keys}, was a number two smash on both the pop} and R&B} charts, and the follow-up "Satisfaction"} was nominated for a Grammy. In early 2003, Eve} signed with the UPN} network to produce and star in a multiracial sitcom about a fashion designer. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

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