With G-Unit’s 50 Cent naming London his all-time favorite place outside of the USA a few days ago, SOHH recently hit up former Ruff Ryders artist Eve to speak on making the permanent move to the United Kingdom.
Eve said while romantic interests initially persuaded her to make the move to London, she quickly fell in love with the city’s music scene.
“I tell people all the time, I think any artist, whatever you do, London is one of those places you got to go at some point in your life,” Eve told SOHH. “It’s a lot of creativity there, it’s a lot of inspiration there. It’s different sounds than what’s here in the US and I just think it’s exciting. For me, I went out there for a different reason. I didn’t just go out there on the music side. I went out there because I was living there. I decided to move there for my relationship. It’s been a bonus that I got exposed to the music but yeah, it’s a lot of inspiration.” (SOHH)
Last week, 50 revealed his love for the popular overseas city.
“I’m going to go on an international tour following this [Street King Immortal release], with my music and stuff like that when I get back,” Fif revealed in an interview. “[Where do I love most outside of my home?] London. I do, I like London because it’s like your first stop, your first international spot. You be like, ‘Wow, I’m in London.’ Like, the record company takes you to London from the US. It’s the very first place and you get a chance to enjoy it.” (TV Total)
Not only a hot spot for Eve and the G-Unit head, rap star Big Sean said the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer was completed in London last year.
“We’re gonna do the G.O.O.D. Music album first; we been working on that,” Big Sean said in an interview. “So, me, Kanye, [Kid] Cudi, CyHi, John Legend, Common, Pusha T, everybody on G.O.O.D., Mr Hudson: We’re all working on a new project; it’s almost done. We’re going to London to finish it up and do the last part of it and working on my album at the same time with ‘Ye and everybody.” (MTV)
Recently, Eve hit up SOHH and discussed her upcoming Lip Lock LP and hiatus from the music scene.
“I’m a musician, you never stop being a musician, it’s just like how artists never stop painting,” E-v-e told SOHH when asked about her motivation for dropping a new album. “Poets never stop writing poetry. I’m a musician, I’m an artist, I’m a hip-hop artist. Music is my passion, it’s my therapy, it’s my first love and I feel like yeah, it took a minute for me to come back out but I needed to be inspired again. And I wanted to make sure the business was right. Right now, it did take a minute, but everything’s so great. I’m inspired again, I’m excited, it feels like I’m a new artist. It just feels right, right now.” (SOHH)