The Evolution of Eve

Eve hits 106 & Park tonight!

Rawr! - At last night's MET Gala, Eve brought the heat and followed the rules in her punk rock inspired leather gown complete with strategically placed rips and holes. She served!(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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The Evolution of Eve - After more than a decade in the game, Eve is back and stronger than ever. The former first lady of Ruff Ryders is hitting 106 tonight to celebrate the release of her newest album Lip Lock. Walk down memory lane with Eve and get ready for her tonight at 6P/5C! (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Let There Be Eve... Ruff Ryders First Lady - Eve hit the jackpot in 1999 with the smash "Love Is Blind." The song chronicled the good, bad and the extremely ugly aspects of romance and gave strength to women everywhere that needed to end absuive relationships that they were in. This put Eve on the map.  (Photo: Ruff Ryders/Interscope)

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Let There Be Eve... Ruff Ryders First Lady - Eve hit the jackpot in 1999 with the smash "Love Is Blind." The song chronicled the good, bad and the extremely ugly aspects of romance and gave strength to women everywhere that needed to end absuive relationships that they were in. This put Eve on the map. (Photo: Ruff Ryders/Interscope)

Scorpion - Artist: Eve Year: 2001E-V-E built on her dope rookie album with a polished sophomore project that won over both pop fans and fellow skirted pit bulls. (See: “That’s What It Is,” featuring Styles P.) The Ruff Ryders First Lady’s increased ambition paid off, as she nabbed a Grammy for the hit Gwen Stefani collaboration “Let Me Blow Your Mind” and made the Scorpion’s catchy lead single, “Who’s That Girl?” the most rhetorical query of 2001.(Photo: Interscope)

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Scorpion - With the Latin infused "Who's That Girl" and the Gwen Stefani assisted "Let Me Blow Your Mind," Eve became one of hip-hop's most beloved crossover artists. Not to mention she was becoming a style icon that women everywhere took their fashion cues from.(Photo: Ruff Ryders/Interscope)

Eve-Olution - Just a year after Eve released Scorpion, she was back with her third album appropriately titled Eve-Olution. The album featured the love song "Gangsta Lovin'" with Alicia Keys and once again served as an anthem for women everywhere.(Photo: Ruff Ryders/Interscope)

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Eve-Olution - Just a year after Eve released Scorpion, she was back with her third album appropriately titled Eve-Olution. The album featured the love song "Gangsta Lovin'" with Alicia Keys and once again served as an anthem for women everywhere.(Photo: Ruff Ryders/Interscope)

Here I Am - Ladies shook their "Tambourine"(s) when Eve geared up with Here I Am. Unfortunately, the album was never released despite anticipation.(Photo: From the Rib Music)

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Here I Am - Ladies shook their "Tambourine"(s) when Eve geared up with Here I Am. Unfortunately, the album was never released despite anticipation.(Photo: From the Rib Music)

The Rundown: Eve, Lip Lock - 11 years. It's almost hard to believe, but that's how long it's been since Eve released an album. Yes, she was mired in the same Aftermath Entertainment vaccuum that Rakim, Last Emperor and others slipped into in the early 2000s. And she did have a bit of an acting career to attend to. But it's still a shockingly long hiatus from the game, and one we've never gotten an explanation for. No matter: Her long-rumored, long-delayed new album, Lip Lock, finally dropped today and we're listening. Eve's still rocking skirts, but is she still a pitbull? Read our track-by-track review of her new album to find out.  ?Alex Gale   (Photo: From the Rib Music)

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Lip Lock - Released on her own label, From The Rib, Eve's latest project Lip Lock features Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, Missy Elliott, Dawn Richard and more. Her songs "She Bad Bad" and "E.V.E." have been ahit with fans and continue to climb the charts proving that Eve is here to stay. Don't miss her tonight only on 106! (Photo: From the Rib Music)