She adopted the nickname "Gangsta" in high school as part of an all-female group called EDGP (pronounced "Egypt") During her early years in Philadelphia, she was educated at Martin Luther King High School. She sang in many choirs and even formed an all-female singing group (Dope Girl Posse or D. The group's manager suggested that the group should start rapping after seeing ABC, and Eve stuck with it. After the group split, Eve began working on a solo career under the name "Eve of Destruction".Eve has lived in Los Angeles, New York City, and most recently has resided in London.Its first single, "Who's That Girl" guaranteed the rapper first international success.The second single, "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (with Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and produced by Dr.One of the record's strengths, cited in several reviews, was Eve's exploration of her singing voice in addition to her rapping skills."I was a singer before I started rapping," Eve said in a Ruff Ryders press release, "so on this album I wanted my audience to hear more of my vocal skills".
In the meantime, the album's first single, "Gangsta Lovin'", with Alicia Keys, became another number two hit.Dre, so she collaborated with DMX and the Ruff Ryders on her first single as a Ruff Ryder DJ Clue? Ruff Ryders' First Lady, was an unprecedented success, making it the third album by a female rap artist to top the Billboard 200, behind Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998) and Foxy Brown's Chyna Doll (1999).'s The Professional, along with other Ruff Ryders' compilations. Two singles were released from the album: "Gotta Man" and "Love Is Blind" featuring Faith Evans.The second and final single, "Satisfaction", only saw moderate success again.Eve-Olution went gold, selling 720,000 copies total in the U. Eve also appeared on the remixed version of Michael Jackson's "Butterflies".In 1999, she was featured on Prince's album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, and she was to co-star on the eventually cancelled Hot Wit' U single from that same album.