Eve Shakes Up ESSENCE Festival


Eve strutted back to the stage during the ESSENCE Music Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday. The Philly MC had the crowd dancing along as she performed her hits including “Love Is Blind,” “Who’s That Girl?,” and “Tambourine,” for which she was joined by Ms. Rose the “Tambourine Lady.”

The 33-year-old rapper is eyeing a fall release for her oft-delayed album Lip Lock. “I wanted to really take what people loved of me and fell in love with in the beginning, with the Ruff Ryders and all of them, and combine it with where I am now,” she told TIME of her first album since 2002’s Eve-Olution.

When it comes to her favorite new female rappers, Azealia Banks tops her list. “I like her style, I think she’s really cute, I think lyrically she’s really good and she’s really different,” said Eve. “She’s probably at the top of my list. But then there’s a girl named Diamond who is from Atlanta who I really like, just as a person and an artist, I think she’s really cool.”

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  1. Queen Kimmy Blanco

    You put Diamond and that man faced bitch on the top of your list and not me ? Queen bitch still rains here, I’ll swipe your whole life with my debit card.


    AShton Reply:

    @Queen Kimmy Blanco, clearly they said “NEW” female rappers last time i checked kim came out in the 90′s so calm down lol


    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Queen Kimmy Blanco, It doesn’t matter because Eve will be right next to Lil’ Kim in the corner being a HAS BEEN!! All these old rap chicks are really trying tho, just let them know when Queen Minaj goes on her break, they can breathe a little.


  2. Realist : Navy-Nazi

    So great to see these female mc’s coming back in the game..i love when there’s a variety of female MC’s. I hope they all work together… missy, nicki, banks, eve, lauryn, iggy, kim, trina, lola, diamond, etc etc that will be fricking dope!


  3. Kyle

    Eve is my favorite female rapper and I *HOPE* she keeps to her word and releases that new album in the fall. She said there would be a street single by the end of April and I’m still waiting, unless I missed something:/


  4. SMH at your life

    I’m getting tired of her excuses. I don’t care if it’s garbage just put SOMETHING out. There’s no reason why we should wait an entire 10 years for an album from her.


  5. MinajRules2012

    Hang it up Eve!!! You havent been poppin since your collabo with Gwen in 2002. Bye Eve!


    Lul'MissRed Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Lmao You Know What..


    Love for Him gdness Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, die…………


  6. jms

    They were jammin’! Work it Eve! Nothin’ but love from me.


  7. Love for Him gdness

    guess that Old azz lady do listen to hip-hop. Great performance Eve


  8. TheDreamer

    Can’t wait for new music. Still waiting….


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