Real name: Eve Jihan Jeffers
Only female member of the Ruff Ryder family. The Philadelphia native and Sunni Muslim was already well known in local circles before being approached by Dr. Dre to do a demo for a song that later appeared on the Bulworth soundtrack.
Eventually, she hooked up with DMX and joined the rap collective known as the Ruff Ryders. Her first solo album "Ruff Ryders First Lady" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Music Charts when it was released in 1999.
The close cropped roughneck sex symbol stands out in hip-hop circles because she is one of the few female MCs (Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah being some of the others) that can hold her own in the male dominated, often misogynistic world of rap music. Her lyrics touch on everything from love and sex to domestic violence and self-respect.