Raised in the tough Philadelphia projects, Eve struggled against poverty, adversity, and rejection to become one of the most important female rap stars of our time. It took fierce determination and an iron will to succeed in an industry where many fail, but with the help of people like Dr. Dre, Mase, and DMX, Eve went from street corner rap battles to sold out concert halls. And this Grammy-winning artist didn t stop at music. She has starred in eight movies as well as her own television series, and she started a clothing line called Fetish. My biggest inspiration in life is my mother, and she taught me how to be strong. She always told me that in order to get to where you want to be you sometimes have to demand it.