Scorpion (album)

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Scorpion
Studio album by Eve
Released March 6, 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 54:00
Label Ruff Ryders, Interscope
Producer Dee Dean (exec.), Waah Dean (exec.), Swizz Beatz (co-exec.), Jay "Icepick" Jackson, (co-exec.) Dame Grease, DJ Shok, Dr. Dre, Stevie J, Stephen Marley, Scott Storch, Teflon
Eve chronology
Ruff Ryders' First Lady
(1999)
Scorpion
(2001)
Eve-Olution
(2002)
Singles from Scorpion
  1. "Who's That Girl?"
    Released: February 8, 2001
  2. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
    Released: May 15, 2001

Scorpion is the second studio album by American hip-hop artist Eve, released March 6, 2001 on Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album features the Grammy-winning hit single, "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", a duet with Gwen Stefani, winning in the then-newly created category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Scorpion was a critical and commercial success, debuting at number four on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 162,000 copies and became her second consecutive number-one album on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[1] Scorpion was later certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on May 10, 2001, in excess sales exceeding in one million copies.[2] Scorpion was nominated for best rap album at the 2002 Grammy Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Eve Jeffers, Jay Jackson Icepick 0:18
2. "Cowboy"   Jeffers, Kasseem Dean Swizz Beatz 3:15
3. "Who's That Girl?"   Jeffers, Darrin Dean Teflon 4:42
4. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (featuring Gwen Stefani) Jeffers, G. Stefani, Andre Young, Scott Storch Dr. Dre, Scott Storch (co.) 3:49
5. "3 Way (skit)" (featuring Erex & Stevie J) Jeffers, Erex, S. Jordan, J. Jackson Icepick 0:41
6. "You Had me, You Lost Me"   Jeffers, S. Jordan Stevie J 4:21
7. "Got What You Need" (featuring Drag-On & Swizz Beatz) Jeffers, Mel Smalls, K. Dean Swizz Beatz 3:52
8. "Frontin'" (Skit) Jeffers, J. Jackson Icepick 0:43
9. "Gangsta Bitches" (featuring Da Brat & Trina) Jeffers, Shauntae Harris, Katrina Taylor, K. Dean Swizz Beatz 4:24
10. "That's What It Is" (featuring Styles P) Jeffers, David Styles, A. Young Dr. Dre 3:40
11. "Scream Double R" (featuring DMX) Jeffers, Earl Simmons, Michael Gomez DJ Shok 3:41
12. "Thug In The Street" (featuring Drag-On & The LOX) Jeffers, M. Smalls, Jason Phillips, D. Styles, Sean Jacobs, K. Dean Swizz Beatz 5:02
13. "No, No, No" (featuring Damian Marley & Stephen Marley) Jeffers, D. Marley, S. Marley Stephen Marley 5:37
14. "You Ain't Getting One"   Jeffers, Damon Blackman Dame Grease 4:41
15. "Life Is So Hard" (featuring Teena Marie) Jeffers, Mary Brockert, S. Jordan, M. Gomez DJ Shok, Stevie J (co.) 4:55
16. "Be Me" (featuring Mashonda) Jeffers, M. Tifrere, M. Gomez DJ Shok 4:09

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (70/100)[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly A[5]
LA Weekly (favorable)[6]
NME 10/10[7]
PopMatters 5/10[8][3]
Robert Christgau (dud)[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
Spin 7/10[3]
Wall of Sound 70/100[11]
Yahoo! Music UK 5/10[12]

David Browne of Entertainment Weekly gave the album an A, stating, "More than just a dramatic improvement over its predecessor, Scorpion is the first female hip hop project that even attempts to fill the void left by The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/80372/dmb-stays-no-1-aerosmith-eve-notch-high-debuts
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b c "Critic reviews for Scorpion". Metacritic. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. Scorpion - Eve at AllMusic. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  5. ^ a b Browne, David (7 March 2001). "Scorpion Review". Entertainment Weekly (Time Inc). pp. 78–9. ISSN 1049-0434. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  6. ^ Wang, Oliver (28 March 2001). "New Music (Eve: Scorpion)". LA Weekly. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Sutherland, Steve (28 February 2001). "Eve : Scorpion". NME (London: IPC Magazines). p. 32. ISSN 0028-6362. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Bottomley, Maurice (5 March 2001). "Eve: Scorpion". PopMatters. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Eve". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Berger, Arion (5 March 2001). "Eve: Scorpion". Rolling Stone (RS 865) (Straight Arrow). p. 63. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 8 April 2008. 
  11. ^ Reeves, Mosi. "Wall of Sound Review: Scorpion". Wall of Sound. Archived from the original on 9 March 2001. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  12. ^ Poletti, James (5 March 2001). "EVE - 'Scorpion'". Yahoo! Music UK. Archived from the original on 16 August 2004. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 

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