Release Date: Aug 27, 2002
Record label: Interscope
For all of her femme-bomb aplomb, rapper Eve understands the benefits of leaving a little breathing room between beats. Her Dr. Dre-produced hit with No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani, ”Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” was a minimalist triumph whose pop-o-matic synth riff scored a blow to the solar plexus. But that track stood out like a Lamborghini in a lot full of Jettas on her second CD, 2001’s ”Scorpion,” a fine collection of shaken and occasionally stirring hip-hop jams.