Eve barked her way into the rap game years ago. It's been more than a decade since the "pit bull in a skirt" dropped her debut album "Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady" with her paw print tattoos exposed on her chest and rugged, short blonde-bleached haircut beaming on the cover. After an 11-year hiatus, she's finally back for more.
"I wanted people to be like, 'Damn, that's my girl Eve,'" she told Billboard. "Musically, it's nothing like the first, second, or third record."
She's talking about her long-awaited new LP "Lip Lock" (out now on FTR), which boasts new rhymes from the lyricist, with a fresh, more refined style as well: "Whatever makes me feel confident and sexy -- I definitely wanted to translate that to the album."
Above, watch Eve jump back to her high school days and tell the secrets of her Timbaland-clad, tomboy beginnings. And of course, she's got a word on what she rocks to look and feel good today. What's inside her bag? Check out the details below:
1. Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton bag
"[Yayoi] is an amazing Japanese artist. I love it and take it everywhere. This is my new girlfriend."
2. Elizabeth Arden Hand Cream
"It’s like miracle balm. I’m not lying. They actually use it in the hospital for burn victims. So imagine what it can do for your skin! When I’m on long flights, I wash off all my makeup and I slather myself in it. I’m sure I look great to the stewardesses. By the time I get off the flight, it’s like I never flew."
3. Florence by Tocca perfume
"I never go anywhere without my perfume. It just works well with me."
4. Jaw Bone JAMBOX
"It’s a wireless speaker. I don’t really trust hotels to have an iPod hookup or anything. I have to travel with my own speaker. I love loud music."
5. Monster Headphones
"I’m so not the big headphone girl. I’m usually anti that. But I put them on and I love the way I can here music. You can hear everything. And aren’t they pretty? That’s the other thing."
6. Gucci Sunglasses
"Right now, those are my favs. I always have a pair of sunglasses in my bag. It’s a must."
7. Céline Pouch
"It’s my hold all for everything -- my makeup, my passport especially, candy, my credit cards. It literally has everything."
8. L'Occitane Hand Cream
"It’s the best. And it’s so thick! My skin gets so dry."