[With Eve’s long-awaited Lip Lock album inching closer to its release date, the former Ruff Ryders First Lady talks to SOHH readers about stepping her collaborations up, bringing fresh life to the freestyle game and why even more music is on the way.]
Honestly, it was easy getting all of my collaborations for Lip Lock. I thank God because it wasn’t too hard, to be honest.
I’m happy that the people I got on the record were down to be on this record. Honestly, I didn’t run up on anything crazy. The feedback I have received with my comeback has been pretty good. I’ve been getting responses from people when I go out and I’ve been getting love from people but at the same time, I’m sure there are people who are waiting to see what this album does and waiting to see what happens with the records. Overall, it’s been pretty positive.
The freestyles I have been putting out are something that I feel like people didn’t get a chance to see. We didn’t really have that when I first came out, doing freestyles on other records. I love that concept.
I look at it like, number one, it’s great to get on a record that you love. I think every artist has heard a song before and been like, “D*mn, I wish that was my beat!” Being able to take that record that might not be yours and make it yours, I love that concept.
I felt like, “Why not?” People haven’t heard me in a long time and this will be a good way to get back into people’s ears with sh*t that they’ve already heard but then do it my way. We’re going to bring that back. So I’m really looking forward to that.
You’re going to be hearing a lot more music outside of the records that are already out right now.
Eve Jihan Jeffers is an American recording artist and actress. She made her debut in 1999 with the album “Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders’ First Lady.” It was the first album by a female rapper to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. Since 2002 she has appeared in several motion pictures including, “Barbershop,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “The Cookout” as well as on television programs like, “One on One ” and Glee.” From 2003 to 2006 she stared in the UPN sitcom “Eve.” She has also achieved success in fashion as she started a clothing line titled “Fetish.”