Make way for E-V-E. Following the return of Missy Elliott last month, Eve makes her long-awaited comeback with “She Bad Bad,” the first offering from her fourth album Lip Lock. Over a chanting beat produced by JukeBox (“Whip My Hair”), the Scorpion delivers stinging verses about her re-entry into the game and her competitors.
“Now I’m back, forget about them other chicks, man, you won’t miss them/ Yeah, E-V-E hungry like a lion … Your gimmick make me sicki/ What you sellin’, I ain’t buyin’,” she raps.
After announcing her departure from Interscope Records in 2010, the Philly MC has launched her own label Blondie Rockwell Inc. Her first album in over a decade is due next year.
“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 the follow-up to 2002’s Eve-Olution.
Is Eve still a force to be reckoned with? Listen and weigh in below.