Philadelphia’s Eve Jihan Jeffers got her first break in the record business the way many rappers go platinum



If you wear a large size in footwear, you are not alone. Many well know female celebrities are known to wear a larger size in their footwear. Here is one: Eve, who wears a size 9 ½ in her footwear. Here are some interesting facts about this great lady. We go to a 15 in women’s length and 17 in men’s length as well. Now if Eve needs a wider widths, we have B to a 14E in our line of  shoes, and that is in women’s and men’s as well.

Philadelphia’s Eve Jihan Jeffers got her first break in the record business the way many rappers go platinum — she walked right through the front door. The story goes something like this: Some of her friends (who now serve as her managers) hooked up with producer extraordinaire Dr. Dre and arranged an impromptu audition for Eve — well, kinda,…they never told him that she was coming. “Out of nowhere they put the tape on, and I stood up and started rapping, and he was looking at me like, ‘Why is this girl rapping?’,” recalls Eve. Liking what he saw after only a few bars, the executive cut the audition short and promised to bring Eve to California to work with the good Dr. — Eve was not impressed.
“I had been through a lot of auditions,” she admits, “so I thought, ‘If he calls, he calls; if he don’t, he don’t.’ But he called the next day – I had auditioned for him on a Saturday and that Sunday he called and told me I had to be out there by Friday.”

Eve moved out to L.A. Dr. Dre put her in the studio, where she completed a three songs demo tape. “Eve of Destruction,” one of the songs from those sessions, wound up on the Bulworth Soundtrack. Unfortunately, Dr. Dre was still overseeing the growth of his fledgling label, and Eve’s one-year contract with Aftermath expired before she could get to work on her album.

“I believe that everything happens for a reason,” says a pragmatic Eve. “The music that I really wanted to write at the time wasn’t coming through me.”

While still in L.A., Eve forged a bond with a rising star named DMX, who she met through producer Mail Man, while X was in town promoting his debut album, It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot. When she moved back to Philly, Eve would come to New York and hang out with the rest of the Ruff Ryder’s camp. Soon enough, Eve was invited to join Ruff Ryders Records through a trial by fire. “The way I was signed was in a cipher,” Eve remembers. “I had to go up against [Ruff Ryders emcees] Drag-On and Infra Red – I was shaking. If I was wack, Ruff Ryders wouldn’t have signed me.”

The fact that you’re reading this lets you know she wasn’t wack. If you’re still not convinced, check her sexy yet hardcore appearances on the Roots’ “You Got Me,” the remix to “Ruff Ryders Anthem” from DJ Clue?’s The Professional and BLACKstreet’s “Girlfriend/Boyfriend” – not to mention her work on Ryde Or Die, the Ruff Ryders’ compilation album. Her verses are affirmations of self, recognition, and braggadocio rhyme skills. “I know who I am now and where I wanna take myself and what I wanna show the world,” she says.

As early as third grade, Eve was winning school merit awards for her short stories, plays, and poems. “I had a real good imagination,” she assesses. In her early teens, she was part of a 5-girl singing group, covering tunes by En Vogue and Color Me Badd. Around the time Michael Bivin’s ABC came out, the group’s manager suggested they start rapping.

Known as Eve of Destruction, she excelled at rhyming, graduating from cafeteria battles to “stomping all over” Philly’s talent show scene and serving as opening act for local rap concerts as part of a female emcee duo named EDJP (pronounced “Egypt”) — all this is before the prominence of the female emcee. “Now, it’s more like rapping is the thing right now,” Eve observes. “Before, when I was in high school, it really wasn’t big — especially for girls to be rapping.”

“I would really like my stage name to be just Eve,” she says noting that many people refer to her by the moniker she carried while laying her hip-hop foundation. “Certain people still call me Eve of Destruction. I don’t mind it ’cause I’m still her — I’m still destroying emcees.”


Being that Eve is a 9 ½ in shoe sizes, and we carry 5 ½ lengths pass his size, we carry up to a 15 in length for women and for men we carry up to 17 in length in our footwear. I don’t know Eve’s width but if he needs a wider width, “Women’s Wide Shoes” then we have that for her as well being that we carry up to 14E width, and that is men’s as well.


We have the best athletic, casual, dressy designs, walking styles of men’s and women’s in the Therapeutic/Comfort line of shoes in the country. We have the length and the widths and where proud of our designs and construction in the world of “Women’s Wide Shoes” Any person that needs a proper fitting width needs to know that the shoes need an extension on the sole of the shoe to properly house their foot with no hangover with their feet to the shoe. What is meant that every width, with us (in a good percentage of our shoes), have two widths wider at the outsole of the shoe? So if you need a 6E width, we’ll have an 8E bottom for the base of that width. So again no hangover for your feet and a perfect base for your feet to have all the support and balance that is needed.

A Comfort shoe is usually not a Therapeutic shoe, and a Comfort shoe usually has very little midsection support. The lack of the Mid Section support allows your feet to be moving forward and lateral at the same time. These two movements add a great deal more wear and tear on your feet. If you need a view of all our styles, please go to our site

We, at DTF, have a deep concern for diabetics and their need for properly fitted footwear. We can provide “wide widths” – 4A to 14E – in both men’s and women’s footwear, and we can help those who have difficulty finding “over sizes” – 11 to 17 in length. We, also, can provide footwear in “under sizes” – 4 to 6 in length. In addition to being capable of providing these wide widths in fashionable styles of Therapeutic/Comfort footwear; we are offering a gift (as pictured above) to you! With every pair of shoes purchased, we will include up to (3) sets of Customized Heat Moldable Inserts that will provide even more support, added balance and stability every time you wear your shoes.

I hope that this blog has provided you with enough information to help you understand how we can help you. In conclusion, if you are having problems with your feet, please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone 909-215-1622. I am often on the phone or in a meeting, so please leave a message and I will return your call at my earliest opportunity!

We have a saying, in our company, “try us, and you’ll have the experience of walking on a pillow, all day long, with more added support and more room and balance that you have ever had in any of your shoes before.” Guaranteed

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