The powerful producer has fostered the talent of Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, The Game, and most recently Kendrick Lamar along with being a multi-platinum artist. While his legacy of conjuring the best product in musical talents has made him a prized mentor, with the young Eve there was a conflict of interest.
“Aftermath was my first home with Dr. Dre but me and Dre just couldn’t get along.” Eve said. “I’m a strong chick and I don’t like being told what to do. I don’t care if you’re the best at what you do.”
Of course with the producing genius being a perfectionist and the Philly native having her own visions, heads clashed. Without blaming Dre for their bad chemistry, the femcee also expressed how her stubbornness sometimes got in the way of their union. “Dre just knows how to push your buttons, but I just have to say every time he pushed my buttons, he got the best out of me. So he knew what he was doin.’”
Though the deal with Aftermath fell through, Eve continued to fulfill her calling and reached awarding-winning career heights. She signed with the Ruff Riders and Interscope in 1999 and dropped her debut Let There Be Eve…Ruff Rider’s First Lady. The pair eventually reunited in 2001 for her “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” single featuring Gwen Stefani. Their musical partnership under the same roof may have been tainted by timing but the mutual respect between the two continues.