Grammy Award-winning hip-hop star, actress and CBS Daytime host of The Talk, Eve, has sat down with Luc Belaire CEO Brett Berish in a rare interview for part of the French wine brand’s Self Made Tastes Better video series. In the 30 minute interview the First Lady of Rap shares her journey from Philly girl to the global music stage. Eve recalls her first tastes of success was signing with Dr Dre and appearing on the Bulworth soundtrack as Eve of Destruction. The moment was short lived and she was dropped eight months later, but Eve found opportunity knocking once more with a battle rap for Rough Ryders, which would ultimately lead to her music icon status. Recalling hearing her first song on the radio, Eve recollects, “it was a stop-drop remix from Rough Ryders…It came on Hot97. That’s the craziest feeling.” That would be the first of many radio plays as her solo music career took off.  International fame beckoned with the 2001 album release Scorpion, and its first single, “Who’s That Girl.” The second single, “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” (with Gwen Stefani and produced by Dr. Dre), cemented her pop success, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Eve eventually went platinum. The First Lady of Rap is set to reclaim her title with new music in the works: “I started recording last year in London…I’ve been inspired by Afro Beats and Reggae and the hip hop that I hear there. So there’s a lot of that in it.”   The influence of London in her work is no surprise as the city is now where Eve calls home, since marrying Gumball 3000 super car rally founder and CEO Maximillion Cooper. Eve’s interview follows Gumball’s 21st birthday rally from Mykonos to Ibiza. Belaire has been supporting the extravagant event since 2017, helping stars like UK rap artist Giggs, American R&B singer Usher, Trinidadian DJ Jillionaire and American rapper Bun B celebrate their journey.
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