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Here I Am

Before she got all glammed up, Eve was the girl who wasn’t afraid to rumble with the boys. Breaking out of the pound in 1999, the West Philly MC moved just under two million copies of her debut, Eve…First Lady of Ruff Ryders. Although the pit-bull-in-a-skirt image clearly worked, Ms. Jeffers opted for a semigangsta, semiglossy approach to her last effort, 2002’s Eve-olution. In the five years that have passed, things done changed even more. With her fourth LP, Here I Am, the rapper turned actress makes it clear that, even with an Aftermath affiliation, Eve isn’t seeking to reclaim her ...

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