Former Ruff Ryders rapper Eve recently shared her thoughts on living in an age where bloggers reign supreme and why she does not get caught up on what critics think of her.
Eve said she intentionally avoids getting caught up in the media hype and her musical competition.
“I don’t pay attention. I live in a bubble, I really do. I shouldn’t, but I do. Ultimately, if I worried about what people think about me, I couldn’t be who I am. It is what it is. I don’t prove anything to anyone but myself. And that’s a lot of the big reason why it took me so long to finish this record and now I’m finally ready to put out this record. I’m always chasing me, I’m not chasing anyone else. Whatever. I’m my own competition.” (FUSE)
This past weekend, Eve reunited with former Ruff Ryders leader DMX in California.
Eve and DMX took the stage at Rock the Bells in San Bernardino, California over the weekend. The annual event blended the old and new schools of rap for two days of excitement. DMX performed on Saturday, playing some of his signature hits such as “Ruff Ryders Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here).” He also played a few bangers from his acclaimed Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood album. (RTT News)
She also used Saturday’s Rock the Bells event to perform new music.
Before Eve hit the stage at Rock the Bells in San Bernardino this past Saturday at the tour’s kickoff, the rapper promised Rolling Stone she was there to make an impression. “If you weren’t my fan, I’m gonna make you a fan once I leave the stage,” she told us. “That, to me, is exciting.” She performed a few new songs, including “She Bad Bad,” from her forthcoming Lip Lock album, her first since 2002’s Eve-Olution, which at the time was her third straight top 10 album. After a decade’s absence from recording, during which she focused on acting (including her own sitcom, Eve), she views this new album as a rejuvenation of her career. (Rolling Stone)
Last May, producer Swizz Beatz talked about linking up with E-v-e in the studio.
“We’ve got some amazing songs,” Beatz added when asked about re-introducing the Ruff Ryders crew. “It’s all about the hit. You could be away for a hundred years and come back with that hit — One thing about Eve, she’s a little different, she’s a little sane — Eve’s still hungry. I was in the studio with her the other day. One thing I like to do is let the artists go out there and come back with music they feel they should be doing. Then we have listening sessions and the stuff she came back, I was proud of her because even though she’s traveling the world and doing different things, music is still her love. It’s all about that passion. … X is working on a couple side of things on the personal side of his life as people can see in ‘Couples Therapy.’ …. I like that he’s dealing with demons that’s in his life that’s been interfering with his music and his life.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Check out Eve’s interview below: