Eve-First Lady Of Ruff Ryders (Explicit Version) CD (1999)

Artist: Eve

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Specifications

Label Uni/interscope
SKU 60356050
UPC 606949045326
UPC 14 00606949045326
Format CD
Release Date 9/14/1999
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Author Eve
Compilation Appearance Truth (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance We Are The Streets (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Miss E...So Addictive (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Kiss Tha Game Goodbye (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Halfway Tree (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No More Drama (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Gangster And A Gentleman (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Grand Champ (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Grand Champ (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Barbershop 2 - Back In Business (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Los Extraterrestres Otra Dimension(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance My Way(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Devil's Music
Compilation Appearance 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work Ebony Vibe Everlasting (E.V.E.)
Artist Influence Da Brat
Artist Influence Lil' Kim
Artist Influence LL Cool J
Artist Influence MC Lyte
Artist Influence Queen Latifah
Artist Influence Roxanne Shant?
Artist Influence Snoop Dogg
Artist Contemporary Charli Baltimore
Artist Contemporary Drag-On
Artist Contemporary Foxy Brown (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Gangsta Boo
Artist Contemporary Ja Rule
Artist Contemporary Lil' Kim
Artist Contemporary Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Artist Contemporary Mercedes
Artist Contemporary Mia X
Artist Contemporary Missy Elliott
Artist Contemporary Ms. Jade
Artist Contemporary Shawnna
Artist Contemporary Suga T
Artist Contemporary The LOX
Artist Contemporary Trina (Rap)
Artist Follower Angel Haze
Artist Follower Nicki Minaj
Technical Info
CatalogID 4904532
Lable Name Interscope (USA)
Released 09/14/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 57m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00606949045326
Musical Guests
Missy Elliott
DMX
The Lox
Drag-On
Beanie Sigel
C.J.
P. Killer Tracks
Parle
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Eve, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot, DMX, Drag On, The Lox, Parle, C.J., P. Killer Tracks, Eve, Diona, Eric, Grimy, Ron Martinez (vocals); Adam Gazzola, Rich Keller (various instruments).
Producers: Swizz Beatz, Shok, P.K., Icepick.
Engineers include: Eric Smith, Adam G., Anthony Sanders.
Personnel includes: Eve, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot, DMX, Drag On, The Lox, Parle, C.J., P. Killer Tracks, Eve, Diona, Eric, Grimy, Ron Martinez (vocals); Adam Gazzola, Rich Keller (various instruments).
Producers: Swizz Beatz, Shok, P.K., Icepick.
Engineers include: Eric Smith, Adam G., Anthony Sanders.
Personnel: Eve (vocals); Ron Martinez (vocals).
Audio Mixers: Rich Keller; Tony Maserati .
Recording information: Enterprise; Powerhouse; Sony Studios; Streetlight Studios.
Editor: Mario DeArce.
Photographers: Taryn Simon; Jonathan Mannion.
FIRST LADY is the debut album from Eve, a self-described "pit bull in a skirt" and the only female MC in the Ruff Ryders crew. Though she was first signed onto Dr. Dre's Interscope-funded Aftermath Entertainment, her deal expired before she was able to release an album. After working on posse cuts and guest appearances with Ruff Ryders, Blackstreet, DJ Clue, and the Roots among others, she released this album for Ruff Ryders/Interscope.
The killer beats provided by producer Swizz Beatz, along with Eve's straight hardcore flow make FIRST LADY one of the most complete debut hip-hop albums in recent memory. "What You Want," which was first heard on the Ruff Ryders compilation album, had been burning up urban radio stations for months at the time of this album's release. Standout tracks include "Gotta Man," "Philly, Philly," and "Scenario 2000," featuring DMX, the Lox, and Drag-On.
Artist Overview
A Philadelphia native, Eve met Ruff Ryders camp head DMX while in Los Angeles. Impressed with her ability to rhyme, DMX invited Eve to join the Ruff Ryders crew for guest appearances on their debut album. Her photogenic looks and sassy rhyme style earned her instant popularity, which was parlayed into Eve's 1999 debut album. Maturing into a media icon, the stylish, platinum-tressed Eve has since signed a modeling deal, appeared in several fashion shoots, appeared in numerous films, and gone on to be a reigning queen of hip-hop.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (10/14/99, pp.119-120) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...powering her debut with more than just blond hair: She has an oven-roasted voice, smooth flows and a thuggish attitude for days....Eve's luscious voice and Swizz's beats have made her...first among equals in the Ruff Ryders..." Q Magazine (12/99, pp.130-1) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...the most charismatic female MC since Missy Elliot....Eve is the jewel of the Ruff-Ryders clique and their super-fashionable, in-house producer Swizz Beats provides the hook-heavy production that helps make her debut such a treat..."
Rolling Stone (10/14/99, pp.119-120) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...powering her debut with more than just blond hair: She has an oven-roasted voice, smooth flows and a thuggish attitude for days....Eve's luscious voice and Swizz's beats have made her...first among equals in the Ruff Ryders..." Q Magazine (12/99, pp.130-1) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...the most charismatic female MC since Missy Elliot....Eve is the jewel of the Ruff-Ryders clique and their super-fashionable, in-house producer Swizz Beats provides the hook-heavy production that helps make her debut such a treat..."
Muzik (11/99, p.129) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...her full-length is a Missy/Timba-style melange of real instruments and syallabic flows....overall more impressive than you want to give it credit for."
Muzik (11/99, p.129) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...her full-length is a Missy/Timba-style melange of real instruments and syallabic flows....overall more impressive than you want to give it credit for."
The Source (11/99, pp.214-6) - 3.5 mics out of 5 - "...this girl can spit with the big dogs. Her rhymes - intelligent, honest and delivered with a subtle cockiness - make her shine amongst her gruff Ruff Ryder brethren....The energy on this album is manic; every track packs a punch..."
The Source (11/99, pp.214-6) - 3.5 mics out of 5 - "...this girl can spit with the big dogs. Her rhymes - intelligent, honest and delivered with a subtle cockiness - make her shine amongst her gruff Ruff Ryder brethren....The energy on this album is manic; every track packs a punch..."
NME (Magazine) (11/6/99, p.37) - 7 out of 10 - "...she bridges the gap between Lil' Kim and Lauryn Hill...with a style al her own....the girl has an undoubtable star power....the sweet-and-sour peroxide 'pit bull in a skirt' looks like she's here to stay."
NME (Magazine) (11/6/99, p.37) - 7 out of 10 - "...she bridges the gap between Lil' Kim and Lauryn Hill...with a style al her own....the girl has an undoubtable star power....the sweet-and-sour peroxide 'pit bull in a skirt' looks like she's here to stay."
Disc 1
1 First Lady - (Intro)
2 Let's Talk About - (featuring Drag-On)
3 Gotta Man
4 Philly Cheese Steak (Skit)
5 Philly Philly - (featuring Beanie Sigel)
6 Stuck Up - (featuring C.J.)
7 Ain't Got No Dough - (featuring Missy Elliott)
8 BM (Skit)
9 Love Is Blind
10 Scenario 2000 - (featuring DMX/The Lox/Drag-On)
11 Dog Match - (featuring DMX)
12 My Bitches - (Skit)
13 We On That Shit - (featuring P. Killer Tracks)
14 Chokie Nikes - (Skit)
15 Maniac
16 My Enemies - (Skit)
17 Heaven Only Knows - (featuring Parle)
18 What Y'all Want - (remix, bonus track)

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