Eve Returns To Her Philly Roots During The Reebok Classics Hip-Hop Concert Series
Philadelphia’s own femcee/actress, Eve, performed at Kung Fu Necktie this week as part of the Reebok Classics Hip-Hop legends concert series.
After taking time to visit her old high school, Eve took to the stage in front of a sold-out crowd of friends and family members, performing her classic songs from her stint as a member of Ruff Ryders and over the course of her career.
“The Philadelphia music scene was always a part of my life, I guess from the time that I was 11 or 12. Maybe even younger than that is when I started doing talent shows and things like that,” Eve explained about here growth as an MC in Philadelphia.
The homecoming experience was captured in a short documentary chronicling her career and her visit to her high school in Philly.
“Martin Luther King High [School], you know I had fun, but I think more than anything musically, that’s where I kinda honed a lot my cypher skills,” said Eve. “Like every lunch time there was a cypher, every lunch time, and I stayed at other people’s lunch times so I could battle them. So if it did anything for me, I think it was good for my music. That’s I think when the city started to notice me, the blonde girl that rapped — that was my name.”
Earlier this week, legendary lyricist Rakim also performed as part of the Reebok Classics series at Joe’s Pub in New York City.
Fans have a chance to win tickets for the third show in the series, set for August 20 in Las Vegas.