Eve Slays LA! Pride With A Hit-Laden Set REVIEW + PHOTOS: Eve @ LA! PRIDE 6/10/18
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Before she was a permanent co-host on The Talk … Before she was Terri in the Barbershop franchise …. Before she was Shelly in the UPN series Eve …. Eve was Ruff Ryder’s First Lady. A queen in the male dominated genre of hardcore hip-hop, holding her own and claiming her space among the hardcore likes of DMX, Cassidy and The Lox.
At 39, Eve is still one of the OG’s of hip hop, and is currently working on new music for a future album.
At L.A. Pride, Eve gave Los Angeles an impeccably structured, hit-laden set. To celebrate the pride occasion, her ubiquitous paw-print tattoos were colored with the shades of the rainbow, and her performance, accompanied by a cadre of skilled dancers, was just as colorful.
From “Ruff Ryders Anthem” to “Gansta Lovin'” to “Who’s that Girl”, she performed hits across her entire repertoire. While I was hoping there would be a special guest performer joining her on stage (we are in L.A. after all) that didn’t happen. So, when she perform “Let Me Blow Your Mind”, it was done as a solo without an assist from Gwen Stefani.
But Eve doesn’t need support to make a lasting impression, and that’s the most impressive impression of all. With all that this multi-talented entertainer is capable of accomplishing and in fact doing, there really is no need for her to pick up a mic and spit bars. Thankfully, she isn’t quite ready to the cede the titled of “pit bull in a skirt” or “Eve of Destruction” just yet. Just down now, just like she was when she was Ruff Ryder’s First Lady, and I’m definitely down with that…”