Eve Takes Fans on Journey Through Song Catalog at New York’s Gramercy Theatre [PHOTOS]
Whether she’s gracing the stage or the screen, Eve is one of the few female hip-hop artists who has been able to crossover from rapper to bona fide superstar. With four albums, her own TV show and even a Grammy under her belt, whatever she touches turns to gold. But no matter what she’s done, longtime fans still see her for the hits she’s turned out with the Ruff Ryders and on her own. And for the ones who came to New York’s Gramercy Theater on Thursday night (Sept. 12), they were able to relive why she is hip-hop royalty.
“I’m gonna take you on a journey,” Eve told the crowd. “I’m taking you into the past then the present. It’ll be fun.”
And she delivered on her promise. From ‘Gangsta Lovin” and ‘Who’s That Girl?’ to ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’ and ‘Love Is Blind,’ she really made sure to let fans relive every throwback E-V-E moment. Although the night was clearly a party, she did take things down a notch when she performed ‘Love Is Blind,’ which she apologized for throwing into the mix but said she needed to do it.
“I hate to bring it down,” she explained. “But this record is so important in my career. It’s called ‘Love Is Blind.’ So if you know it, sing it!”
She continued, “Love is blind is about domestic violence, which is wrong.”
Of course, she had to plug her latest LP, ‘Lip Lock,’ and performed ‘Make It Out This Town,’ ‘She Bad Bad’ and ‘Keep Me From You,’ which brought Dawn Richard, who’s featured on the track, out onto the stage. The two performed that pop-friendly track, and Eve let Dawn have the stage to herself for a bit to sing her own tune ‘Bombs.’
The party played on during the 90-minute set and got interactive when Eve invited male fans onstage during her reggae portion of the show. She then brought the ladies onto the stage for ‘Tambourine’ — the last song of the night.
Check out the photos from her show below.