This is WWETV resident blogger, The Venom, with another installment of #OldSchoolSaturday and we celebrate 20 years of an album from one of the top female rappers in history. The 1st Lady of Ruff Ryders dropped her debut album 20 years ago today in 1999. The music label was bringing back that gritty street rap after the hip hop scene was taken over by Diddy and the glittery suits with songs by Mase with “Feel So Good” that had The Lox in shiny attire. This all changed when DMX dropped his album and Eve delivered, “Let There Be Eve” project placing a new figure in female rap on the map. She is also WWETV Diva & Vixen Of The Day.
Eve confirmed that she is working on a new album and surprisingly name dropped who would be appearing on it in an interview with Luc Belaire recently. The rap icon and “Talk” co-host opens up about her music beginnings, and the lack of sisterhood in hip hop. As she looks back and touts about the future project she accepts what the “Let There Be Eve” album means to her on Twitter by saying the following.
20 years old today, what a journey and it still continues, that was let there be eve – First Lady of ruff Ryder’s, now let there be new music…Eve
Eve has been apart of some of the biggest rap classics that came in the late 90’s and early part of the millennium with collaborations with Beanie Sigel on “Remember Them Days” for example.
However, it was the song and music video for “Love Is Blind” that had endured time and made Eve a voice for women empowerment. In an interview on Queen Latifah‘s talk show, she explained the real life story behind the song that was based on her real life friend.
Check out this week’s #OldSchoolSaturday Music Video Of The Week which is the iconic “Love Is Blind” that features Faith Evans.
Eve went on to be featured on billboard hit songs with the Late Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Louchie Lou and Michie One, Amerie, Keysha Cole, Teairra Marie, Maroon 5, Lil John and Ludacris. She also managed to have a successful acting career being featured in 16 films or documentary. Eve also broke into the fashion industry with her own clothing brand called “Fetish,” which was targeted towards female consumers of the urban demographic.
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