Eve established herself as rap’s HBIC when her debut album Let There Be Eve... Ruff Ryders’ First Lady hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts and went double platinum. Building on her successful debut, Eve enlisted the help of No Doubt’s lead singer Gwen Stefani for her sophomore project. The collaboration earned the two a Grammy for “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” in 2002. Eve continued to churn out hits over the next few years until she caught the acting bug. The allure of the Hollywood proved too much to ignore (e.g. her most recent stint on Glee), and Ruff Ryders’ first lady has been relatively quiet since 2007, only making sporadic appearances on remixes and marginally successful singles.
One thing is certain, however. Eve is never more than 16 bars away from being a trending topic, which leads us to believe that a triumphant comeback is imminent.