Rapper Eve’s early days in the Hip-Hop world saw her use the Eve Of Destruction moniker while working for Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment during the late 90s.
On a recent episode of BET’s Ruff Ryders Chronicles, Eve revealed how her contract suddenly ended in 1998, which was eight months since Eminem signed with the label. It seems this was just what she needed to help her career.
While speaking to HipHopDX Senior Writer Kyle Eustice last week, Eve discussed how her career would have been if she had stayed with Aftermath under the Eve of Destruction moniker.
Eve noted that she wouldn’t have had a long career if Eve decided to stick with Aftermath Entertainment. Ultimately, she dropped the moniker as the rapper wanted to be true to herself, more than anything else.
“Lord, child. I don’t think I’d be here. I don’t think we’d be talking about a 20-year anniversary. I don’t think my career would have lasted as long, I think when I signed to Dre, like many artists, I signed and thought this was it. This is fucking it, I’m signed. And I had an attitude. I had such an attitude — and not bitchy but more just like, ‘What’s up. When am I coming out?’ I was so ready to come out, but I did not understand being developed as an artist.
“And if he hadn’t dropped me, I would not be here, I know that. I would not have come up. I would not have said to myself, you know what? I don’t want to be Eve of Destruction. I just want to be Eve. And when he dropped me, that was when I was like, ‘I’m dropping this fucking persona. I just want to be myself.’ Dropping me, made me it. I thank him now for it.”
After her departure from Dr. Dre, Eve went on to have a tremendous career in the Hip-Hop world, winning a Grammy award and also being a former co-host of The Talk. Some times are just meant to happy and that included Eve parting ways with Dr. Dre.