The 50 Best Storytelling Rap Songs

48. Eve f/ Faith Evans "Love Is Blind" (1999)

Album: "Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryder's First Lady"
Producer: Swizz Beatz
Label: Ruff Ryders/Interscope

To be the first lady of the Ruff Ryder crew, a rap collective that counted loudmouth brawlers like DMX and Drag-On among its ranks, Eve had to be hard. But the best moment on her 1999 debut album Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady, is the revenge tale, "Love Is Blind." Here, Eve drops her tough girl veneer and opens up about the hurt she experiences watching a friend deal with an abusive boyfriend. Eve goes to bat for her girl, gruffly telling the boyfriend, "I don't even know you, but I'd kill you myself" and launching into a scathing invective before cocking her handgun and blowing him away.

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