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Ruff Ryders' First Lady [Explicit Lyrics]

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)

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listen  1. First Lady (Skit) (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 1:37$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Let's Talk About (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Drag-On] [Explicit] 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Gotta Man (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Philly Cheese Steak (Skit) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Fuquan] [Explicit] 1:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Philly, Philly (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Beanie Sigel] [Explicit] 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Stuck Up (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. CJ] [Explicit] 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Ain't Got No Dough (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott] [Explicit] 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. BM (Skit) (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 1:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Love Is Blind (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Scenario 2000 (Album Version) [feat. DMX] 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Dog Match (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. DMX] [Explicit] 4:19$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen12. My Bitches (Skit) (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 1:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. We On That Shit (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. P. Killer Tracks] [Explicit] 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Chokie Nikes (Skit) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Grimy] [Explicit] 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Maniac (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. My Enemies (Skit) (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 1:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Heaven Only Knows (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Parle'] [Explicit] 4:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. What Y'all Want (Remix Bonus Track) [Explicit] 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 


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  • Audio CD (September 14, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: September 14, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B00000K3W5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,714 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Rather than a full-fledged coming-out party for this tough-minded rapper, Ruff Ryders' First Lady seems more like a sequel to the Ryde or Die, Vol. 1 compilation. Ryders boss DMX, Missy Elliott, and other guests take mic time equal to that of the album's nominal star, making performances such as "Scenario 2000" posse cuts more than reflections of Eve's state of mind. She does get her own thing going on "Love Is Blind"--the angry expression of sisterhood in the face of male abuse that Chante Moore's "Chante's Got a Man" should've been--and "My Bitches," which praises students and job holders as much as the gangstas who get props on other tracks. --Rickey Wright

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's talk about......... ryde or die. November 22, 1999
Format:Audio CD
The Ruff Ryders' first lady has delivered a nice installment to the Ruff Ryders' series. This CD could be called Ruff Ryders' Volume 2, but the listener can get over that. Eve starts out with one of the best songs on the CD, "Let's Talk About" with Eve and Drag-On flowing in true Ruff Ryder fashion. Eve also has a few " make you think" songs on the CD like "Gotta Man" and "Love Is Blind". Eve's best songs , however, is when she picks up the mic and just starts flowin. For example, "Philly, Philly" w/ Beanie Seagel, Dog Match w/DMX and the "Scenario 2000" joint with all the Ruff Ryders' making quality contributions on one song. With all the talent that the Ruff Ryders' has, backed with Swizz Beatz, it's going to be hard to stop RR for many years to come.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing January 5, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I can't stop listening to this albumn. Intelligent lyrics; good beats; catchy tunes.
Almost makes me want to chuck my Lauryn Hill.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Eve's messages in her songs. November 12, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
My favorite song on this record is "Love Is Blind" because I like the messages it sends. It tells you don't let no man dominste and beat on you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I Don't Even Know You and I Hate You!" July 7, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Eve burst on the scene with her controlled flow on the Roots mega-hit `You Got Me' which featured Erykah Badu as well. Soon after she took the industry by the throat with a super mega song entitled `What You Want' with its latin tinged beat ( which paved the way for the so called Latin Explosion ) and Eve's catchy chorus. All this increased anticipation for her debut album. And it delivered beautifully.
After the useless intro the album dives headfirst in to the music pool with `Let's Talk About It'. This track is a classic...hands down. Following this song is the first single off the album `Gotta Man' and it was a huge hit, with yet again a latin inspired beat. `Philly Philly' feat. Beanie Sigel drops hot bars for his and Eve's hometown and is a tight song. The second single, "Love Is Blind" ,is arguably the best song on the album. With its strikingly real commentary about a friend of a woman who is blinded by love and continues to stay in an abusive relationship which eventually leads to death for both of them. The first line sets it off "I don't even know you and I hate you". Those are some strong emotions...I bet that song is based on a true story. Song is a straight up hip hop classic...masterpiece. Scenario 2000 is an excellent posse track featuring the whole Ruff Ryder click; DMX, Drag On, LOX. `My B!tches' is an excellent little skit song showing love to all her ladies doing their thing. `We On That Shhh' has Eve lyrically dropping her hottest gangsta verse on the album. "My Enemies' skit song is also a great one displaying her triple time flow. The album ends perfectly with `Heaven Only Knows', an excellent track about Eve's life.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Eve has the hottest lyrics of all the female rappers. Eve is real and tells it like is and not how it should be. She got all the hottest artists to co-star on the CD. All my friends got the CD. All yall should get too. I'm out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Half the tracks achieve greatness, other half fails to January 8, 2004
By Mike F
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard Eve's song "Gotta Man," I was amazed. Never had I heard anything like it before and it was so unusual for something on radio. While nothing like it has ever quite come up- I may not have had the same reaction on today's horrid radio climate where the idea of rapping with a sung hook is played out. However, Eve's version of the genre shows true affection and the fact that she sings her own hook and chorus makes it a keeper.
Another reason I had to have the album was for the megahit, "Love Is Blind." I must say, the album version is not the same as the single version I heard on the radio. The single version had clean lyrics and had the hook sung, rather than rapped. As it turns out, the radio re-mix also had Faith Evans singing it whereas she's MIA on the album. Don't let that stop you- the album version is far more sublime, and allows Eve to have more space for the raw, vicious emotion. There's also a rather sad interlude that predecesses it and makes the track all the more emotional and tear-jerking.
Outside those tracks, the rest is rather questionable. With 5 interludes, way too many guests and a whole lot of filler, the album isn't really an album you can keep listening to front to back.
However, the album's big stand out track is "Dog Match," one of my all time favorite rap tracks. The action has a rampant, pulsating beat that puts you directly into the song, and the sound of very angry, blood-thirsty dogs to go along with it and drag the story to the center. The lyrics fit the rampant theme, and are very spiteful and vicious. The storyline constantly switches between DMX's views to Eve's and is all very action-packed and dramatic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best female hip hop cd out November 5, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
EVE is the best female rapper out.All her songs is off the hook.All ya'll haters out there hatin on her,let me see you do better.She represents philly all the way and no less.Keep on doin what u do eve,don't let these haters get to u.They ain't doin no better.HHHHHAAAAAATTTTTTTEEEEEEEERRRRRRSSSSSS!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this cd
I was very pleased with the cd. I had it when I was younger and was happy to get it again.
Published 6 months ago by mama
5.0 out of 5 stars classic!
One of the best albums ever! I love this album! Eve is definitely the truth! Ruff ryders collaborate well together...
Published 12 months ago by Jeaneen
5.0 out of 5 stars gift for my sis
this was a gift for my sister she loves Eve and had this CD and let a friend borrow it you know how that goes...
Published 16 months ago by leelee
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awesome quality no scratches! deffinately what I asked for! In a timely fashion! And a good price! count on this person to send you good material!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Let There Be Eve
Eve (Eve Jeffers) was at the right time, right place when her debut album with the long name "Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady" was released in 1999. Read more
Published on May 25, 2007 by Josephll
2.0 out of 5 stars All Bark, No Bite... {2.5 Stars}
Let me just say that I don't think Eve is all that great. When compared to her contemporaries, she sorely lacks in so many categories. Read more
Published on January 15, 2007 by Norfeest
2.0 out of 5 stars All Bark, No Bite... {2.5 Stars}
Let me just say that I don't think Eve is all that great. When compared to her contemporaries, she sorely lacks in so many categories. Read more
Published on January 15, 2007 by Norfeest
2.0 out of 5 stars All Bark, No Bite... {2.5 Stars}
Let me just say that I don't think Eve is all that great. When compared to her contemporaries, she sorely lacks in so many categories. Read more
Published on January 15, 2007 by Norfeest
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars
Eve's flow on here is very good and her rhymes are not to be reckoned with. Swizz Beat's production here is excellent, although a litte outdated. Read more
Published on December 16, 2006 by W. E. Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Eve truly has a style all her own and I respect that about her
E-V-E, her album is terrific. I use to play the tape version on my Walkman constantly. I am proud of Swiss Beatz on those beats. I like almost every song on her album. Read more
Published on June 16, 2006 by Jenny J.J.I.
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