"It took me 20, 21 years to write that album, really. So it is very personal and it is autobiographical because it is my whole life. I am talking about my dad, I'm talking about how I felt being in my room at certain times crying myself to sleep. I'm talking about dancing." Rapper Eve admits her 1999 debut, Let There Be Eve... Ruff Ryders' First Lady, was a long time in the making.