News: Eve Reveals Her Dream Collaboration, "Is That Ever Gonna Happen? Who Knows!"

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 4:10PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former Ruff Ryders rapper Eve recently revealed her dream collaboration and just how much more growth she has left in her as a musician.

The Philadelphia-bred emcee said she hopes to snag Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill for a collaboration in the future.

"My dream collaboration is with Lauryn Hill. Is that ever gonna happen? Who knows! But there's still a lot I feel like musically I could do," she said in an interview. "[Suprises on my upcoming Lip Lock album?] You definitely will hear me evolve, and you will hear my growth. But, at the same time, I really wanted to bridge my core audience with where I am now. I didn't want anybody to feel like they were left out. And, I think I did that." (Essence)

Back in 2010, rap star Ludacris revealed his admiration toward Hill.

Ludacris' latest album features a number of female rappers -- but the Grammy-winner acknowledges there's one lady he really wanted to work with. "I think Lauryn Hill is like extremely talented and I can say I did try to do that, it just didn't work itself out," he says of the multiple Grammy-winning singer-rapper, whose only studio album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," has sold more than eight million units in the United States since its release in 1998. (Toronto Sun)

The famed singer reportedly faces time behind bars for a publicized tax evasion case.

Hill's attorney Nathan Hockman said the star had been targeted by the federal government because of her celebrity status. "There are many people in society who fail to file their taxes on time who only face civil liability," Hockman said. "They chose Ms. Hill in particular because of who she was." Hill spoke little at her hearing today and stood attentively with her arms crossed in front of her chest when the judge first addressed her. She appeared in a white button-down shirt, blue blazer and long coral skirt. (Star-Ledger)

She avoided incarceration by posting a hefty bail bond at her Newark, New Jersey federal court appearance in June.

Hill, 37, a hip hop singer and rapper best known as a member of the Fugees and for a Grammy-winning 1998 solo album, pleaded guilty to failing to file federal returns between 2005 and 2007, despite an income of more than $1.8 million primarily from film and recording royalties. Her sentencing date was set for sometime in late November. She was released on $150,000 bail. (Reuters)

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