Back in 2012, Ruff Ryders’ First Lady and rapstress extraordinaire Eve decided that she’d had enough of hibernating forever, and unveiled plans for her brand new album, her first in over a DECADE (her first since 2002’s gold-certified ‘Eve-o-lution‘), to a music-starved world.
Of course this piece of news made me react in a very, very civilized and dignified manner. I seized and screamed and cried, and a million stars lit up the skies.
The ‘Gotta Man‘ maestra – arguably one of the most prolific rappers of all time – had announced that her new album titled ‘Lip Lock‘ would FINALLY see the light of day this year, after a series of delays and name changes, and seriously – we cannot wait any longer.
The first single ‘She Bad Bad‘ was released a few months ago, and I honestly feel it’s not radio-friendly enough to put Eve back on the radar. She’s coming back after a decade, WE NEED SOMETHING MASSIVE. And no, a Nicki Minaj collaboration does not count. Her rap/sung collabos are what works the best, and she’s blazed a trail by collaborating with a wide spectrum of artists ranging from Gwen Stefani to Alicia Keys – resulting in global smashes.
I would love to see Eve work with the likes of Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey or even glitter-pop Illuminati princess Ke$ha for that matter – Eve’s vocal texture would easily blend in.
‘She Bad Bad‘ finally gets the video treatment though, and thankfully, the video’s slicker than the song itself. It’s a chic cut, with Eve handling some high fashion with ease. But overall, I hope this one’s a buzz single.
Either way, I can’t wait for ‘Lip Lock‘ to release. Easily, one of the most anticipated releases of the year for me.
Watch the video right here :