Rapper and co-host of “The Talk” Eve enticed Dr. Dre’s label Aftermath to sign her back in the day by acting as if she had a weed connection in her hometown of Philly.
“My managers at the time were the local drug dealers,” she told Brett Berish on his Luc Belaire-produced “Self Made Tastes Better” video series. “And they called me and said, ‘Yo, we got [Dre’s] right-hand man coming in town . . . You’re gonna act like you’re the weed girl because he wants some weed.’ ”
When Eve asked her pals, “What the hell am I going to do when I got no weed?” she recalled, “They said, ‘[We’ll] just put some music on, and you start rapping.’ So we got to this house . . . I stood up, they put a tape in, and I started rapping. And the guy was like, ‘What the f - - k . . . Where’s the weed?’ ”
But “he finished listening to me, he let me rap, and then he called Dre right there and was like, ‘I think we found our girl.’ That next weekend, I was in LA recording a demo for Dr. Dre.”
Sadly, “I got dropped eight months later and was back in Philly” after she’d had a big “going-away party.”
She rebounded with the label Ruff Ryders.