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  • Summary: Eve's third album finds the popular Philly rapper working with producers Dr. Dre, Irv Gotti and Swizz Beatz. Alicia Keys guests on one track.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The clumsy hip-hop elocution that marred ''Scorpion'' has been replaced by a fluid flow that glides effortlessly into double-time imprecations and snarling put-downs.
  2. Eve-Olution dolls up her gritty hip-hop roots with propulsive pop melodies, high-gloss production and cameos from famous friends like Alicia Keys and Snoop Dogg.
  3. There's really no mainstream hip-hop record out there right now that's this diverse (touching on pop, R&B, and dance) and this much focused on producing meaningful, quality music.
  4. Eve-Olution lacks its predecessors' element of surprise.... On the other hand, for my money, Eve remains in the increasingly scant selection of MCs we don't mind spending an entire album with.
  5. Buried at the 11th track on the compact disc, "Satisfaction" makes everything else on this album seem better by its presence. It's the one true standout cut, giving the album a jewel in the glittering, if ersatz, moving-outta-the-ghetto hip-hop-princess crown that Eve places on her own "bombshell" brow.
  6. 60
    In all, Eve achieves enough balance to continue reigning as hip-hop's most popular femme-fatale M.C. {#11, p.130]
  7. Eve-Olution can't offer as much as either of her first two solid LPs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
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  1. nick
    Mar 11, 2004
    10
    eve is the best female mc to date , lyrically and in all other categories. It makes it even better that she is fine as hell!!!! Everyone should get the album. Expand
  2. NishonC
    Nov 1, 2002
    10
    THIS CD IS F***ING AWESOME!!!
  3. JessicaD.
    Oct 1, 2002
    10
    This is the best of her best CDs I guess. Hehe. I love her song Eve-olution (#16). She's the best, classy female rapper out there!
  4. JessicaS
    Aug 6, 2003
    10
    Eve's been my girl from jump, and you know she's bringin' the heat with Eve-olution.
  5. isyakug.d
    Sep 13, 2002
    9
    i just love it
  6. MattL.
    Oct 1, 2002
    9
    You know it!!... Eve once again proves she's da shit!!
  7. JuanD.
    Sep 5, 2002
    6
    Eve's new album is the shi******. This is the best out of all of her album. Also, Eve is the best female MC out now. So those who don't appreciate her skillz and her beauty need to start collecting crazy checks on the 1st of the month. Expand

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