Eve

Apr
17
Rap-Up TV: Eve Talks Comeback, ‘Lip Lock,’ & Rick Ross Controversy

On May 14, Eve will return with her first album in over a decade, Lip Lock. The hip-hop trailblazer sat down with Rap-Up TV to discuss her long-awaited comeback record, which features appearances from Snoop Lion, Missy Elliott, Dawn Richard, Chrisette Michele, Juicy J, Pusha T, and more.

Label politics kept her in limbo for years, but she has no regrets. “I’m happy it took this long because I actually feel as excited as I did the first time I came out,” she said.

The follow-up to 2002’s Eve-Olution shows her many sides. “This is my album. It’s completely Eve. It’s completely all of me,” she said. “I think you hear all my influences musically on this record. You’re definitely getting insight into who I am as a woman, an artist, as a person right now.”

She also weighed in on the controversy surrounding Rick Ross’ pro-rape lyrics, which ended with the termination of his Reebok deal. “I think they did what was in their right as a corporation,” explained Eve. “People still have to remember it is a business and there are shareholders that are bigger than just Reebok that are probably looking at this situation and being like, ‘You know what, this is not something that we want to represent.’”

While she realizes it’s only words, she did take offense. “As a woman, I’m like, ‘Whoa.’ It just makes you think in a different way. I feel like it’s wordplay, but at the same time, it does make you think twice, like what do you mean? Are you that dude? It’s not OK.”

Eve is currently promoting her Gabe Saporta-assisted single “Make It Out This Town,” but has already lined up the next single, “EVE” featuring Miss Kitty. A stripped-down video was recently shot in London where she lives. “That’s one of my favorite tracks,” she said.

Apr
8
New Music: Dawn Richard f/ Eve – ‘Northern Lights (Remix)’

Eve and Dawn Richard

Eve gets her shine on on the official remix to Dawn Richard’s “Northern Lights.” The dance record, produced by Druski, appears on Dawn’s debut Goldenheart.

“Fill me with your passion, too much to measure/ Fill me with your light tonight, make it last forever/ Headed to the northern lights where we’ll shine forever,” raps E-V-E.

Dawn has returned the favor, guesting on “Keep Me From You” off Eve’s upcoming album Lip Lock, due May 14.

Plus, listen to another new song from the former Dirty Money member called “Love Me,” written by Luther Brown and produced by YoungPete.

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Apr
5
Tracklisting: Eve – ‘Lip Lock’

Lip Lock

It’s been over 10 years since Eve released her last album. But the Philly rapper makes her long-awaited return on May 14 with her fourth album Lip Lock.

The follow-up to 2002′s Eve-Olution features 12 tracks, with appearances from Missy Elliott, Dawn Richard, Snoop Dogg, Chrisette Michele, Pusha T, and Juicy J, plus the singles “She Bad Bad” and “Make It Out This Town” featuring Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta.

“2013 is a year you will see more sides of me than ever before, this is just the start!” said Eve. “And I have a lot in store for you all on Lip Lock to make you think, dance, and smile.”

See the official tracklisting below.

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Mar
29
Video: Eve f/ Gabe Saporta – ‘Make It Out This Town’

Eve

Eve empowers the youth in the Robby Starbuck-directed video for her inspirational anthem “Make It Out This Town” featuring Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship. In the uplifting visuals, the Philly rapper shows storylines of high school teens who face adversity. But they learn to overcome the odds with some help from the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, for which Eve is an ambassador.

The song serves as the official first single from Eve’s long-awaited album Lip Lock, due May 14.

“I am releasing ‘Make It Out This Town’ as my first single from Lip Lock because I wanted to share the positive place I have come into,” said Eve. “I went through obstacles to get my music and message out and nothing embodies this more than this song, which also mirrors my recent honor and connection that comes with my role as an ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The song is dedicated to them.”

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Mar
26
Album Cover: Eve – ‘Lip Lock’

Lip Lock

Eve gets up close and personal on the cover of Lip Lock, her first album in over a decade. The Philly rapper rocks a metallic lip and heavy eye makeup on the black-and-white artwork. She only wanted to show her face to represent the album’s different moods.

“I don’t want people to take [Lip Lock] too seriously,” she tells Billboard. “I’m not trying to relive any moments of my life. I’m in a new place in my life. I’m almost a new artist. It’s a fun record.”

Due May 14, the 12-song album features appearances from Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg, Swizz Beatz, Dawn Richard, and Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta, who is featured on the first single “Make It Out This Town.”

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Mar
21
Sneak Peek: Eve f/ Gabe Saporta – ‘Make It Out This Town’

Gabe Saporta and Eve

Eve overcomes the odds in the video for her uplifting anthem “Make It Out This Town” featuring Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship. The two shot the clip last month in New York. The song serves as the official first single from Eve’s oft-delayed album Lip Lock, due May 14.

“I am releasing ‘Make It Out This Town’ as my first single from Lip Lock because I wanted to share the positive place I have come into,” said Eve. “I went through obstacles to get my music and message out and nothing embodies this more than this song, which also mirrors my recent honor and connection that comes with my role as an ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The song is dedicated to them.”

The video will premiere March 29 on VEVO. Watch the trailer below and check out some behind-the-scenes pics.

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Feb
27
New Music: Eve f/ Gabe Saporta – ‘Make It Out This Town’

Eve and Gabe Saporta

Eve rises above adversity on her triumphant new single “Make It Out This Town” featuring Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship. The Philly raptress uplifts with her words of encouragement on the overcoming-the-odds anthem, which serves as the official first single from her first album in over a decade, Lip Lock.

“In this life only you can represent yourself/ Never let your circumstances hold you back/ You were born free/ Never got to feel trapped,” spits Eve, who debuted the empowering tune during the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ National Mentoring Month conference in Washington, D.C.

Eve recently shot a video for the song in New York. Due May 14, Lip Lock is set to feature appearances from Snoop Lion, Dawn Richard, Chrisette Michele, Pusha T, and Juicy J.

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