Rolling Stone - 9/19/02, p.1023 stars out of 5
- "...Celebrating melody....this is the album that's finally all about Eve."
NME (Magazine) - 8/22/02, p.437 out of 10
- "...Nothing but a display of hip-hop muscle....proof that mainstream hip-hop can learn new tricks..."
Personnel includes: Eve, Truth Hurts, Alicia Keys, Mashonda, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Jadakiss, Styles Of The Lox.
Producers: Swizz Beatz, Dr. Dre, Irv Gotti, 7, Teflon, Bink, Trackmasters.
"Satisfaction" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Female Rap Solo Performance.
Personnel: Alicia Keys, Nate Dogg, Anthony Hamilton, Teflon (vocals); Larry Phillabaum, Mike Elizondo (guitar, keyboards); Tracie Spencer (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Doug Wilson; Dr. Dre; Barry "Oh" Goldstein; Larry Phillabaum; Rich Keller; Steve Baughman; Brian Springer.
Recording information: Conway Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA; Doghouse Studio "The Church", Diamondbar, CA; Encore Studios, Burbank, CA; Powerhouse Studio, Yonkers, NY; Sony Music Studio, New York, NY; The New Hit Factory, New York, NY; Under City.
Photographer: Michael Hart Thompson .
Arranger: Jay "Icepick" Jackson.
With the help of the Ruff Ryders crew, Philadelphia rapper EVE rocked the hip-hop world straight out of the gate with her debut album and kept up the momentum with follow-up release SCORPION. Third outing EVE-OLUTION shows no signs of letting up. Produced by such hot studio rats as Swizz Beatz and Irv Gotti, and featuring high-profile guests like Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, and Jadakiss, this is obviously an elaborate, big-budget affair. However, Eve's reputation was made in large part on her ability to avoid vacuous lifestyle trappings in favor of an honest, proud representation of modern urban womanhood. That ethos stands her in good stead here. While such tracks as "Gangsta Lovin'" don't exactly bespeak a complex sociological aesthetic, EVE-OLUTION as a whole presents Eve as entirely more down-to-earth and just plain believable than many of her peers.